Posts Tagged ‘chancellor’

Austria’s Kurz sworn in as chancellor, completing comeback

Conservative Sebastian Kurz was sworn in Tuesday as Austria’s chancellor, completing a comeback from the collapse of his previous government as the leader of a new and very different coalition, with the Greens. Kurz, 33, returned to the top job after a seven-month absence. The cabinet sworn in by President Alexander Van der Bellen is […]

UMass SJP open letter to chancellor on statement attacking BDS

Editor’s Note: The following is a statement from UMass Amherst Students for Justice in Palestine. Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. Open Letter to Chancellor Subbaswamy: The UMass Amherst Students for Justice in Palestine read your statement on October 21st, 2019 regarding the […]

Deep state honeytrap victim, resigned Austrian Vice-Chancellor Strache reveals behind-the-scenes play to RT

   A clip where Austrian ex-vice-chancellor supposedly fell into a trap with fake “Russian money” succeeded in breaking up the right-wing coalition. But Heinz-Christian Strache says he’ll return to politics once his name is cleared. Speaking to RT Deutsch in his first detailed interview since the scandal erupted in May, Strache revealed the behind-the-scenes promises […]

Chancellor Merkel Needs to Seriously Explain Her Body Shaking for the Third Time (Video)

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Austria’s far-right vice-chancellor resigns over video scandal

Austria‘s Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache of the far-right Freedom Party has said he is stepping down and would be replaced by Transport Minister Norbert Hofer after an embarrassing video of him was published by two German newspapers. The far-right leader announced his resignation on Saturday, plunging the country into a political crisis days before […]

‘Political assassination’: Austrian Vice Chancellor Strache resigns after leaked video scandal

Speaking to the media on Saturday, Strache said he has submitted his resignation letter to Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Strache also stepped down as leader of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPO), the junior member of the Austrian ruling coalition. He insisted that he and his fellow party member Johann Gudenus, who took part in the controversial […]

Austrian chancellor confirms financial link between nationalist group and Christchurch killer

Chancellor Sebastian Kurz added that the Austrian government was looking into dissolving the group, known as the Identitarian Movement of Austria, after domestic intelligence agents seized electronic equipment from the apartment of its leader, Martin Sellner, on Monday. “Our position on this is very clear, no kind of extremism whatsoever – whether it’s radical Islamists […]

Germany demands Kiev takes down website branding ex-chancellor ‘anti-Ukrainian’

Inclusion of Schroeder in the database, published on the notorious Ukrainian website ‘Mirotvorets’ (‘Peacekeeper’), was “unequivocally” condemned by Berlin. “We have insisted in the past that the Ukrainian government should work to take down this website, and we are doing so now,” a Foreign Ministry spokesperson told Die Zeit on Wednesday. Schroeder, who led Germany […]

Merkel will not seek new term as chancellor & CDU chair as party faces support slump

On Sunday, Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) received 28 percent of the votes. Although that was more support than other competitors received, it was a significant drop from the 38.3 percent won by the party in the state’s last election in 2013. READ MORE: Merkel’s sister party CSU suffers worst election result since 1950 in Bavaria […]

German Chancellor’s recon mission: Merkel inspected potential NATO members in the South Caucasus

The chancellor signed several bilateral agreements, and statements were made concerning future relations between the South Caucasus nations and Europe. Many Western and Russian experts agree that Chancellor Merkel was mostly interested in assessing the Southern Gas Corridor project when she visited the South Caucasus. It means that in the near future, the European Union […]

‘We must respond to US tariffs, end sanctions on Russia’ – Austrian vice chancellor

Rethinking EU sanctions policy towards Russia is “desirable” because the measures are damaging the national economy, Strache told the Austrian newspaper Osterreich in an interview published on Saturday. “I have always warned against pushing Russia into the arms of China. It is high time to put an end to these annoying sanctions and normalize political […]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel ruffles Turkey’s feathers over offensive in Syria’s Afrin

nsnbc : German Chancellor Angela Merkel, on Wednesday, ruffled Turkey’s feathers over Ankara’s military offensive against Kurdish militants in Afrin, in northern Syria. Merkel […]

German Chancellor offers condolences over Iran deadly air crash

IRNA – German Chancellor Angela Merkel extended condolences over a fatal air accident in central Iran. In a message, Chancellor Merkel expressed her sincere condolences to President Hassan Rouhani over the plane crash in Iran, German Ambassador to Iran Michael Klor Berchtold said in a tweet on Wednesday. An ATR passenger plane belonging to Aseman […]

Going Underground – The Profit Behind Incarceration w/ Shadow Lord Chancellor Richard Burgon

Going Underground – The Profit Behind Incarceration w/ Shadow Lord Chancellor Richard Burgon Going Underground with Afshin We speak to UK’s Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor, Richard Burgon MP about Theresa May’s arguable legacy of prison riots, suicide and understaffing in an era of auctioning off private contracts to […]

Trump ‘sinking to level of a N. Korean dictator,’ German chancellor-hopeful Schulz says

In an interview with German broadcaster ZDF, the leader of the left-leaning Social Democratic Party (SPD) referred to Trump as “this irresponsible man in the White House.”  Germany can’t rely on ‘erratic’ Donald Trump, Merkel’s election rival warns The candidate for the leadership said he wouldn’t attack German Chancellor Angela Merkel over her reaction to […]

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has died: The misrepresented German-European

nsnbc : Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl has died at his home in Ludwigshaven, on Friday, at the age of 87. Kohl will mainly […]

Padre Miguel d’Escoto: Nicaragua’s Chancellor of Peace and Dignity

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‘Merkel is convinced Atlanticist’: German govt downplays chancellor’s Europe independence speech

“The chancellor’s words stand on their own – they were clear and comprehensible,” said Merkel’s spokesman, Steffen Seibert, as quoted by Reuters. “It was a deeply convinced trans-Atlanticist who spoke.” No more dependence on allies, Europe should take its fate into own hands – Merkel after G7 “Because transatlantic relations are so important to this […]

Turkish aid ship reaches Gaza following reconciliation deal with Israel

Turkish aid ship sails to Gaza after talks with Israel ‘largely lift’ blockade The Lady Leyla container vessel, carrying more than 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip, reached the Israeli port of Ashod after departing on Friday from the Turkish city Mersin, Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported Sunday. It took Lady Leyla 35 […]

Renewed Plan to Enrich Suburbs with Vibrant Diversity

The New Observer May 10, 2016 Hillary Clinton’s rumored running mate, Housing Secretary Julian Castro, is preparing to relaunch a housing scheme which aims to force nonwhites into white suburbs across America. The plan involves super-sizing vouchers to help “urban poor” afford higher rents in pricey areas, while assigning government real estate agents called “mobility […]

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