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Germany’s Merkel drawn into controversy over face masks for homeless

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her health minister in a party meeting on Monday amid a controversy over the delivery of face masks to...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel calls for international solidarity to achieve climate neutrality

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National ambition and international solidarity were crucial in order to "make progress on the road towards climate neutrality," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) speaks at the Chancellery during a press conference after an online meeting with state premiers to discuss how to proceed with the Astrazeneca vaccine. Merkel justified the new age restrictions for Astrazeneca's drug in light of the trust in Corona vaccines Photo: Markus Schreiber/AP POOL/dpa

Merkel calls for dialogue with China in approving Covid vaccines

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged China to engage in dialogue on mutual approval of vaccines to counter the coronavirus pandemic during online talks...
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Merkel, Xi and Macron talk climate policy during online summit

(dpa) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese President Xi Xinping and French President Emmanuel Macron are to meet for online talks on efforts to...
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Germany, France and Ukraine to discuss conflict in Donbass

(dpa) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky are meeting online to discuss the worsening situation in...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel defends night-time curfew as part of coronavirus strategy

(dpa) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended on Friday her plans to introduce a strict night-time curfew to head off surging new coronavirus cases...
FILED - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Joe Biden in Berlin on February 1, 2013. Photo: picture alliance / dpa

Merkel and Biden back calls for Russia to halt Ukraine border activity

(dpa) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Joe Biden are backing calls for Russia to halt its troop movements along the border...
Bavarian leader Markus Soeder (rear), and North Rhine Westphala leader Armin Laschet in Berlin on Sunday. The two are trying to decide which will lead the country's centre-right bloc into national elections set for September. Photo: Michael Kappeler/dpa

Race to succeed Merkel heats up as Bavarian leader throws hat in ring

(dpa) - The range of choices for a successor to German Chancellor Angela Merkel widened on Sunday, when Bavarian state premier Markus Soeder said...
Ukraine

Merkel, Putin call for restraint as tensions high in eastern Ukraine

(dpa) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin have called on the conflict parties in eastern Ukraine to exercise restraint amid...
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World leaders congratulate Gorbachev on 90th birthday

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dpa/GNA - World leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin, US President Joe Biden and German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated former Soviet leader Mikhail...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel, premiers to extend lockdown as Germany braces for new strains

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dpa/GNA - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the nation's 16 state premiers are expected to extend an ongoing coronavirus lockdown in talks on...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel says Trump partly to blame for storming of US Capitol

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dpa/GNA – German Chancellor Angela Merkel has placed part of the blame for the dramatic storming of the US Capitol on outgoing Republican President...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel says restoring ties with Israel “important step for Palestine”

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday that restoring relations with Israel is "an important step for Palestine," official news...
A scinetist is doing research on a vaccine against COVID-19 in Shanghai. Photo:Yang Hui/Global Times

Germany pledges 100m euros more for global Covid vaccine initiative

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday pledged additional funding for the global Covax initiative to distribute Covid-19 vaccines fairly across the globe. Speaking at an...
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Macron warns Russia against Belarus intervention after Merkel meeting

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday warned against any aggressive Russian intervention in neighbouring Belarus, saying relations between the EU and Russia were at...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she speaks with France's President Emmanuel Macron, Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin and Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven during the first face-to-face EU summit since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Brussels, Belgium July 18, 2020. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir/Pool

Cautious optimism on a deal sensed as EU leaders enter fourth day of talks

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Monday all expressed cautious optimism for an...
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Austria to fully open border with Germany on June 15

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The Austrian government announced that the border between Germany and the Alpine country will fully open on June 15, local media reported Wednesday. ...
A poster calling on more hand washing instead of purchasing masks is seen at a pharmacy in Berlin, capital of Germany, March 3, 2020. Germany's confirmed cases of COVID-19 have increased to 188 on Tuesday from 150 a day earlier, according to Robert Koch Institute (RKI), a federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

Merkel warns of false sense of security as Germany lifts first coronavirus measures

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday called for a "gradual" and "cautious" exit strategy from COVD-19 measures, saying "Despite everything, we are still at the...

Turkey’s refugee policy “unacceptable” – Merkel

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday criticized Turkey's dealing with refugees, saying that it was "unacceptable" that Turkey decided to open its border with...
Ukraine

Zelensky, Merkel discuss troop pullback in E. Ukraine

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky discussed new areas for troop pullback in the country's east with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a telephone conversation, the...
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UK evidence-based decision, good for advanced telecoms infrastructure – HUAWEI

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HUAWEI says the UK government’s evidence-based decision to allow it to participate in the country’s 5G roll-out is good for advanced and secured telecoms...
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Shared refugee fear brings Turkey, Germany together

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Turkey and Germany are drawn together by the common fear of a new wave of migrants from Syria, experts said. The fear...
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Merkel praises Turkey’s efforts in hosting Syrian refugees

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said her country appreciates Turkey's efforts in hosting millions of Syrian refugees on its soil. Attending the opening ceremony...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel, Macron Appeal to Russia Over Ukrainian Sailors

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged Russia to release the Ukrainian sailors who were detained during the tensions...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is paying an official visit to China on Thursday and Friday at the invitation of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang. ...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel calls on increased investment in Africa

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday held talks with African leaders, calling on world economic powers to increase investment in Africa. Merkel...
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Polish, German leaders discuss future EU

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Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday discussed respective visions for the future of EU on Tuesday. ...
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Iran lay off Merkel’s rocket comments as unhelpful

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The Islamic republic has repeatedly announced that its missile program is purely defensive and by no means is designed to carry nuclear warheads, Iran's...

China Urges Germany, EU To Be Fair In Trade Co-operation

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"I hope Germany and the EU can objectively view the connection between competition and cooperation and properly handle China-Europe trade frictions," he said. During a...
AFP / Adem Altan Ruling party legislators in Ankara on May 20, 2016, vote on a controversial bill to strip dozens of pro-Kurdish and other lawmakers of their parliamentary immunity

Immunity For Turkey MPs Scrapped

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel will raise concerns over the legislation during a meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan next week, his spokesman said. The EU...