Taoiseach travels to Berlin to discuss Brexit with German Chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Merkel said Germany and the European Union would continue talks with the United States on trade. Kitco Metals Inc. and the author of this article do not accept culpability for losses and/ or damages arising from the use of this publication.

"We also condemn that in the strongest terms". It is now the biggest opposition party. She acknowledged in her first speech to parliament since being sworn in last week that the debate about migration has "divided and polarized our country to this day".

Buhari said Nigeria greatly valued Merkel's humanity and concern for refugees, while wishing her and her new cabinet a successful new term of office. "And such an exceptional situation should and must not be repeated". But she said will "always defend it" and pointed to more hard efforts to achieve similar agreements with Libya.

In a wide-ranging speech on her new government's priorities, Merkel offered a full-throated defence of her decision to let in more than one milion asylum seekers since 2015, many of them from war-ravaged Syria.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday sharply criticized Turkey's military offensive in the northern Syrian town of Afrin and condemned ongoing attacks by Syrian forces in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus.

In his reply to Merkel, he suggested that recent migrants were receiving benefits at the expense of low-income Germans.

Alexander Gauland, Alternative for Germany's co-chairman, used his rebuttal to accuse Merkel of lacking "pathos, depth and vision".

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