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The Bundestag or lower house of parliament in Berlin. Germany's conservatives missed a self-declared Sunday deadline to resolve an internal feud over who should be their candidate to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel in upcoming elections. Hopefuls Armin Laschet, the leader of the CDU, and Markus Soeder, the more popular head of the smaller CSU, met late Sunday in the Bundestag building in Berlin, but ended more than three hours of talks with no outcome, according to dpa sources. Photo: Christoph Soeder/dpa

German conservative rivals miss deadline in race to succeed Merkel

Germany's conservatives missed a self-declared Sunday deadline to resolve an internal feud over who should be their candidate to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel in...
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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...
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...
13 April 2021, Bavaria, Munich: Minister President of Bavaria Markus Soeder sits in the video room in the State Chancellery before the start of the cabinet meeting. Photo: Sven Hoppe/dpa

Majority of Germans approve of Soeder seeking to replace Merkel

(dpa) - A majority of German citizens approve of Bavarian premier Markus Soeder's bid to lead the conservative CDU/CSU governing bloc into the federal...
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...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel admits slow response to Germany’s second coronavirus wave

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dpa/GNA - Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted to shortcomings in Germany's response to the second wave of coronavirus infections during a speech to parliament...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel to face press grilling after Germany extends Covid lockdown

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dpa/GNA - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will field journalists' questions in Berlin on Thursday, days after she and the nation's state premiers agreed...
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’s conservatives begin meeting to select new party chief

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dpa/GNA – Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) have opened an online meeting aimed at taking the first step towards selecting the German...
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...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel defends looming shutdown: Covid cases have ‘skyrocketed’

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Chancellor Angela Merkel defended a return to sweeping nationwide restrictions and closures in Germany next month, stressing that the nation faces "a dramatic...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel pledges support to Iraq in fight against Islamic State

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The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has pledged her continuous support to Iraq in the battle to root out the Islamic State extremist group. She made...
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Merkel to meet Belarusian opposition leader Tikhanovskaya in Berlin

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to meet exiled Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya for personal talks in Berlin on Tuesday. Speaking to Der Spiegel news...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Merkel calls on German citizens to prepare for difficult COVID-19 times ahead

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on German citizens to prepare for difficult COVID-19 times in the coming months, at her traditional summer press...
Photo taken on March 18, 2020 shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivering a video speech on COVID-19, in Berlin, capital of Germany. German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged solidarity among citizens in a speech on Wednesday evening, calling the COVID-19 the nation's biggest challenge since World War II. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

Merkel warns German citizens of long time of restrictions due to COVID-19

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The restrictions during the coronavirus crisis in Germany would continue for a long time, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Thursday. "We are...
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...
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) listens to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Sochi, Russia, on Oct. 22, 2019. Russia and Turkey have adopted a joint memorandum on the situation in Syria after the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sochi. According to the memorandum, Moscow and Ankara have agreed to deploy Russian and Syrian forces in zone of the Turkish operation in Syria starting from Wednesday. (Sputnik via Xinhua)

Erdogan says to meet Putin, Merkel, Macron on March 5 over Idlib

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A quartet summit attended by leaders of Turkey, Russia, Germany and France on the Idlib crisis will be held on March 5, Turkish President...
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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Angela Merkel remains Germany’s most popular politician

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Chancellor Angela Merkel remains Germany's most popular politician, according to a poll conducted by the opinion research institute Forsa and published on Monday. ...
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...

Obama Wiretapped Us Both -Trump Tells Merkel

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file image President Donald Trump has stood by claims he was wiretapped under Barack Obama, telling visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel: “At least we have...
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Germany’s Merkel to visit Russia on May 2

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to visit Russia on May 2, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. He disclosed date of the...

Donald Trump Says Merkel Made Grievous Error With Migrants

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US President-elect Donald Trump has said German Chancellor Angela Merkel made “one very catastrophic mistake” by admitting more than 1m migrants. He said Mrs Merkel...

Chancellor Merkel Says The Greatest Threat to Germany is Islamist Terror

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Islamist terrorism is the biggest challenge facing Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said in her New Year message. Referring to the deadly truck attack in...

Angela Merkel Deeply Saddened And Horrified

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There are doubts as to whether a Pakistani suspect in police custody was the driver of the vehicle that ran through a crowded German...

Merkel confirms to run for 4th term as German chancellor

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed at a press conference on Sunday that she is ready to run for the fourth term in office in...

British PM speaks with Merkel, Juncker following Brexit ruling by judges

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British Prime Minister Theresa May spoke Friday with Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker following Thursday's High Court judgement on...