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German YouTuber's diatribe against Merkel's party goes viral

Berlin - A German YouTuber's hour-long rant against Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party has gone viral, attracting more than five million views by Thursday and putting politicians on the back foot.

Merkel gets boost with ally's party win

Hamburg - The victory in a party leadership battle of a close ally of Angela Merkel greatly boosts her chances of seeing out her fourth term, but 2019 will bring new threats for the world's most powerful woman.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer: Merkel's 'mini-me' with a twist

Berlin - Best known to Germans as "AKK", the even-tempered and unpretentious Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is so used to being compared to her mentor Chancellor Angela Merkel that she is unfazed by her "mini-Merkel" nickname.

Merkel loyalist wins German party leadership battle

Hamburg - Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a close ally of Angela Merkel, won a tight race to succeed her as party leader Friday, seeing off a longtime rival of the German chancellor.

Germany looks beyond Merkel as party elects successor

Berlin - A knife-edge vote Friday will determine Angela Merkel's successor as head of her party after 18 years at the helm, with the German chancellor's own political fate and legacy on the line.

Favoured Merkel successor vows to pursue chancellor's path

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's favoured successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, Wednesday presented herself as a moderate continuity candidate, refraining from criticism or bold new vision statements.

Grumbles in Merkel's ranks over deal with centre-left

Berlin - Ire is growing among German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives over a coalition deal they say sells out their interests, packed with painful concessions to the centre-left to ensure a fourth term for the veteran leader.

Merkel waves flag in election battle against populists

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel's party on Thursday placed the German flag front and centre in its campaign advertising for September elections, in a bid to snatch back a claim on patriotism from anti-immigration populists.

Merkel waves flag in election battle against populists

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel's party on Thursday placed the German flag front and centre in its campaign advertising for September elections, in a bid to snatch back a claim on patriotism from anti-immigration populists.

Merkel waves flag in election battle against populists

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel's party on Thursday placed the German flag front and centre in its campaign advertising for September elections, in a bid to snatch back a claim on patriotism from anti-immigration populists.

Angela Merkel rebuffs populist claim to German identity

Essen - Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday attacked the rise of right-wing populists in Germany, hitting out at opponents of her liberal refugee policy staking a claim to define German national identity.

Merkel launches election bid with tough line on immigration

Essen - Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday lashed populists seeking to exploit Germany's refugee influx, but set down a tough line on integration -- including a ban on the full-face veil -- as she launched into election campaign mode.

Merkel to chart 2017 election battle at party congress

Berlin - After Donald Trump's shock victory, Francois Hollande's decision not to seek re-election and populism on the rise, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is next up on the campaign podium to set out her strategy for winning in 2017 polls.

Merkel buys time with party compromise on refugees

Karlsruhe - German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a respite on the refugee question with a strong show of unity at a party congress but must deliver results ahead of key elections next year, analysts said Tuesday.

Merkel draws party cheers for centrist line on refugees

Karlsruhe - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Monday to reduce a massive refugee influx but insisted on keeping the door open to the world's neediest, drawing a rousing standing ovation from her party.

Merkel seeks to silence party rebels over refugee stance

Karlsruhe - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will face her Christian Democratic Union Monday attempting to unite the fractious conservatives behind her welcome to the biggest influx of refugees since World War II.

Besieged Merkel seeks to pacify troops at party congress

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will seek at a party congress Monday to stamp out dissent in her conservative Christian Democratic Union over a record refugee influx after months of corrosive infighting.

Westerwelle, politician or pop singer?

Berlin - After only three months since the Second Cabinet of Chancellor Angela Merkel has been appointed, the first conflicts are rising between the political partners.

Scandal for the CDU leadership in Lower Saxony

Christian Wulf, rival of the current German Chanchellor Angela Merkel inside CDU party, has been under criticism after he flown for freeein the more expensive business class with the German company Air Berlin, violating the government law.
 

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