A European Monetary Fund? Europe’s answer to Trump’s tormenting?

by Rashmee

Posted on June 11, 2018


The German Chancellor is thinking of a European Monetary Fund (EMF), ie “greater independence within …

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Europe in the #Alternative #2017 of the space-time continuum

by Rashmee

Posted on December 28, 2017


Every year-ender ends on an uncertain note. The space-time continuum demands nothing less. Pay attention …

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Good actions can be bad politics as Germany shows

by Rashmee

Posted on November 26, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


Until late on No­vember 19, no one really thought that being a Good Samaritan would …

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This Fourth of July, America has a message in its inbox from much of the world

by Rashmee

Posted on July 4, 2017


It started three days after the Pew Research Centre poll that showed Donald Trump’s startling …

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Is Mrs Merkel really silly enough to hint she only invited Ivanka as a strategic route to dad?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 26, 2017


If German chancellor Angela Merkel invited Ivanka Trump to Berlin’s women’s summit as a strategic …

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In Germany, the Syrian baby ‘Angela Merkel’: How and why she’s not got asylum status

by Rashmee

Posted on November 26, 2016


The Washington Post headline was eye-catching enough. but was it really true? “Syrian baby named …

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How’s that? Ultra-right lost regional German election that went well for the far-right

by Rashmee

Posted on September 6, 2016


Consider the enormity of what happened in a relatively poor and obscure part of northeastern …

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Why did France stick with the hijab ban but found the one on burqinis hard-going?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 27, 2016


You don’t have to be a lawyer to wonder why France made such a fuss …

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Germany’s partial ban on the burqa: Is that a bit like being half-pregnant?

by Rashmee

Posted on August 24, 2016


Not quite but it does underline the fact that Germany is facing elections and that …

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M&M’s. May and Merkel. The British and German leaders are natural adversaries

by Rashmee

Posted on July 15, 2016


They might be called Mrs Europe and Mrs Brexit. Angela Merkel, Germany’s long-serving Chancellor, is …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK