Germany correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Sometimes in Ukraine and Russia. Previously covered telecom in New York. anton.troianovski@wsj.com

Steinmeier Says Germany Needs to Stay Center-Stage in World Affairs

wsj.com — BERLIN-German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, in an interview on Wednesday, repeated the mantra that has defined a year of the most intensive diplomacy this country has seen in decades: "Germany is a little too big and important to comment on international affairs from the sidelines." That conviction is being tested again this week.

Upstart German Party Considers Anti-Islam Stance

wsj.com — BERLIN-A leader of Germany's upstart populist party called on Wednesday for an end to some Muslim immigration, sharpening a conflict over how directly the party takes on Islam on the eve of a major convention this weekend.

Senator Seeks to Stop AT&T, T-Mobile Merger

wsj.com — AT&T Inc.'s proposed $39 billion acquisition of rival T-Mobile USA ran into headwinds Wednesday as the Federal Communications Commission extended its review of the deal, and a top Senate Democrat on antitrust matters called for the government to block it.

German Lawmakers Slam Police Ban on Pegida Protest

wsj.com — BERLIN-A police decision on Monday to ban a regular anti-Islam march and counter-protests in the eastern city of Dresden on security grounds drew criticism from opposition politicians, who slammed the move as a worrying restriction on freedom of speech.

Europe’s Anti-Immigrant Parties Stand to Gain Ground in Wake of Paris Attacks

wsj.com — Europe's fragile political equilibrium was shaken by the attacks perpetrated last week by France's homegrown Islamic terrorists, which exposed a gaping divide between the continent's native populations and immigrant communities. Europe's establishment politicians, after years of playing down concerns about the growing influence of Islam in their communities, are rushing to reassure constituents worried about further violence.

Paris Attacks Stir European Political Waters

wsj.com — Europe's fragile political equilibrium was shaken by the attacks perpetrated last week by France's homegrown Islamic terrorists, which exposed a gaping divide between the continent's native populations and immigrant communities. Europe's establishment politicians, after years of playing down concerns about the growing influence of Islam in their communities, are rushing to reassure constituents worried about further violence.

Germany Plans Law to Withdraw Suspected Extremists’ ID Cards

wsj.com — BERLIN-German cabinet ministers on Wednesday approved a law that would allow authorities to withdraw the national identification cards of suspected Islamic extremists, in an effort to prevent Germans from joining militants in Syria and Iraq. The new law, which has been in the works for months and still has to be approved by parliament, would create a replacement national ID only valid within Germany.

Russia's Favorite New Soap Opera: Biathlon

wsj.com — Sochi, Russia Biathlon announcer Dmitry Guberniev tensed in his broadcast booth, his bare-socked foot tapping under his purple Sochi 2014 ski overalls as he leaned forward and screamed at the Russian woman pumping her skis down the track on the small television in front of him: "Yana, Yana, hold on, Yana!"

German Leaders to Take Part in Antiterror Vigil Organized by Muslim Groups

wsj.com — BERLIN-German leaders are planning to participate in an antiterror vigil organized by German Muslim groups in central Berlin on Tuesday, reflecting how deeply Islamist terrorism and months of anti-Islam protests have rattled the country.

Thousands of Germans Rally in Pro- and Anti-Islam Protests

wsj.com — Tens of thousands of Germans rallied across the country Monday in competing protests over the role of Muslim immigration in the country, a debate that has grown more heated since the terrorist attacks in Paris last week.
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Feb 01, 2015

"What do you miss about Germany?" "Good bread." Patriots' Sebastian Vollmer on German TV facebook.com/video.php?v=10…

Jan 31, 2015

A translation of Weizsäcker's May 8,1985, speech: lmz-bw.de/fileadmin/user… It helped shape how Germans see their past.

Jan 31, 2015

Ex-President Weizsäcker, who died today: "We cannot separate May 8, 1945, from January 30, 1933." on.wsj.com/1wMfk0b

Jan 30, 2015

Chilling story by @PaulSonne on new refugee wave in eastern Ukraine, where thousands thought the worst had passed. wsj.com/articles/fight…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @laurnorman: Diplomats say Thu foreign mins discussion been "smooth" and close to agreement on extending targeted sanctions. #Greece didn't break ranks.

Jan 29, 2015

Steinmeier tells us: “If I saw a serious alternative to what we are doing, I would grab it. But I don’t see it.” wsj.com/articles/stein…

Jan 29, 2015

Thought-provoking page 1 story by @NickTimiraos & @KrisHudsonWSJ on new two-tiered US economy reshaping markets wsj.com/articles/how-a…

Jan 29, 2015

As Pegida peters out, taking the long view: AfD's rise means anti-Islam sentiment has new political home. wsj.com/articles/upsta…

Jan 22, 2015

.@MMQWalker has a eurozone thriller on page 1 today. My favorite line: "Mr. Samaras then appealed to a higher power." wsj.com/articles/how-g…

Jan 16, 2015

RT @DJMatthewDalton: My story with @margaretwsj from September about how Belgium has become a hub for jihadis going to Syria. wsj.com/articles/how-b…

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