Buhari congratulates German chancellor, Merkel, on her re-election

Taoiseach travels to Berlin to discuss Brexit with German Chancellor

Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed back against doubts that Russian Federation probably is to blame for a nerve-agent attack in England, challenging the Kremlin before European Union leaders discuss their response to the poisoning of a former spy.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that finding a post-Brexit solution for the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is crucial.

Merkel said Germany and the European Union would continue talks with the United States on trade.

She said the conflict required a "political" solution as well as a humanitarian response and warned that the current offensives were exacerbating the already desperate situation for the civilian population there.

Venezuela Slams Trump For Banning Transactions In Its Cryptocurrency
Trump signed an executive order on Monday, banning American purchases and use of Venezuela's petro cryptocurrency . Undermining U.S. sanctions is reportedly what piqued Russia's interest in the project.

Mrs Merkel set out her mission to overcome polarisation in Germany in a speech in the Bundestag to mark the start of the new government.

The new government says the number of migrants shouldn't exceed a range of 180,000-220,000 a year, a nod to conservatives in Merkel's bloc including new Interior Minister Horst Seehofer - one of her most prominent critics in the migrant crisis. Addressing Merkel, he said: "You've spoken for the first time about the German people again". All Germans need to benefit from the longest economic boom since 1990, she said. He said in an interview with the tabloid Bild last week that "Islam does not belong to Germany".

Her speech was immediately dismissed by Alexander Gauland, co-leader of the AfD, who accused her of glossing over terrorism, crime...

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