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Laschet urges unity after winning fight to lead Merkel's party to polls

Berlin - Armin Laschet, the leader of Angela Merkel's party, on Tuesday urged her conservatives to unite in the run-up to September's elections, after he won their nomination as chancellor candidate in a bruising battle that pushed the bloc to the brink of impl...

Merkel party backs Laschet as chancellor candidate

Frankfurt - Angela Merkel's party early on Tuesday firmly backed Armin Laschet to be the conservative bloc's chancellor candidate at Germany's upcoming elections, hoping to draw a line under a bitter battle with challenger Markus Soeder.

Surging German Greens name Annalena Baerbock for Merkel's crown

Berlin - Germany's Green party on Monday named co-chair Annalena Baerbock as its candidate to succeed Angela Merkel, throwing down the gauntlet to the chancellor's conservatives who are locked in increasingly vicious infighting for her crown.

Surging German Greens to name candidate for Merkel's crown

Berlin - Germany's opposition Greens will name Monday their candidate to succeed Angela Merkel at September's general election, challenging the chancellor's conservatives who are locked in increasingly vicious infighting for her crown.

Deal elusive in conservatives' battle for Merkel's crown

Berlin - Two conservative leaders locked in battle for Angela Merkel's crown failed to reach a deal by their self-imposed deadline, pushing the chancellor's CDU-CSU alliance deeper into crisis Monday months before elections.

Germany calls for unity as it mourns Covid dead

Berlin - Germany held a national memorial service on Sunday for its nearly 80,000 victims of the coronavirus pandemic, with the president urging the country to put aside deep divisions over Covid restrictions to share the pain of grieving families.

Conservatives in disarray as scrum for Merkel job opens wounds

Berlin - A bruising internal struggle to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel has left Germany's once stable ruling conservatives in disarray and on the brink of implosion less than six months ahead of elections in September.

Germany probes Russian over plot to murder Chechen dissident

Berlin - German prosecutors said Friday they are investigating a Russian man suspected of helping to plan the murder of a Chechen dissident living in Germany on orders of the Chechen regime.

Ukraine urges Putin summit, ceasefire after Russia build-up

Paris - Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday called for a summit with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin and a new ceasefire, as France and Germany urged Moscow to pull back troops after a build-up on borders raised fears the Kremlin was planning t...

Ukraine-Russian tensions on menu at Paris talks

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks on Friday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a show of support for the former Soviet state, which fears a Russian invasion.

Meet the two men in tug-of-war for Merkel mantle

Berlin - Germany's ruling conservatives are locked in a bitter dispute over who they want to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor when Germany goes to the polls in September.

Germany to give different second jab to AstraZeneca recipients under 60

Berlin - People aged under 60 who have been given a first dose of the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in Germany will receive a different jab for their second dose, federal and regional health ministers agreed Tuesday.

Germany opens trial of far-right 'terrorist' group

Apo - Twelve alleged far-right conspirators went on trial in Germany on Tuesday, suspected of planning attacks on politicians, asylum seekers and Muslims as part of a plot to overthrow the country's democracy.

US affirms Germany ties with troop level boost

Berlin - US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday underlined the Biden administration's commitment to closer ties with Germany by announcing an increase in troop levels in the country on his first official trip to Europe.

Merkel's govt agrees 'overdue' law on curfews, tougher virus curbs

Berlin - The German government agreed Tuesday on controversial changes to a national infections control law, handing Berlin more power to impose tougher measures such as night-time curfews to halt the raging coronavirus pandemic.

'Seize opportunity' for peace in Yemen, UN urges

Berlin - The United Nations calledMonday on all parties involved in the conflict in Yemen to "seize the opportunity" for a diplomatic solution as world powers held virtual talks.

Merkel party chief swings ahead in race to be next chancellor

Berlin - The head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU secured the backing of the party's top brass on Monday in a key boost for his campaign to succeed the veteran leader at elections in September.

Merkel party chief confident as leadership contest heats up

Berlin - The head of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU voiced confidence ahead of a key meeting Monday that the party's top brass will back him as their chancellor candidate despite a challenge from his Bavarian counterpart.

Two conservatives declare bids in race to succeed Merkel

Berlin - The head of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party and its smaller Bavarian sister party both declared themselves willing to run for chancellor on Sunday, with the bloc poised to decide who will represent it in the race to succeed the veteran leader in S...

Former SS canteen at Auschwitz bears witness to Holocaust history

Oswiecim - A Polish foundation hopes to restore a canteen where SS guards ate and sought distraction after long days of killing at the former Nazi German death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, to bear witness to a forgotten page of Holocaust history.

Germany's divided far-right AfD to launch election bid

Dresden - The far-right AfD will firm up its election manifesto this weekend as Germany prepares for the post-Merkel era, with the party seeking to reverse a lag in support amid infighting and an ailing effort to capitalise on the pandemic.

German firms unveil lavish post-blast Beirut port plan

Beirut - A German delegation on Friday unveiled a spectacular multi-billion-dollar project to rebuild Beirut port and its surroundings but admitted it was contingent on far-reaching government reforms.

BioNTech-Pfizer say Covid vaccine 100% effective on 12-15 year olds

Berlin - BioNTech-Pfizer said Wednesday their vaccine showed 100 percent efficacy against the coronavirus in 12 to 15 year olds, as they eye approval for adolescents to get the jabs before the next school year.

VW pulls a fast one: 'Voltswagen' rebrand a ruse

New York - Volkswagen US' subsidiary is keeping its name and will not rename itself "Voltswagen," a company spokesman said Tuesday, confirming that an earlier announcement was an April Fool's joke that may have gone further than intended.

'Voltswagen': US rebrand as German car giant eyes electric future

New York - German auto giant Volkswagen said Tuesday it is renaming its US subsidiary as "Voltswagen," calling the moniker a public declaration of its "future-forward investment in e-mobility.

Merkel and party chief at odds over virus measures

Berlin - The leader of Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union party pushed back Monday against the chancellor's criticism that some of Germany's 16 states are straying from agreed Covid-19 measures, insisting they are taking the pandemic seriously.

Berlin toughens MP rules as graft scandal sees Merkel party slump

Berlin - Germany's ruling coalition parties agreed Friday to tougher transparency rules for MPs in the wake of a damaging corruption scandal which has seen Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives slump to record lows in opinion polls.

Germany to list France as Covid-19 high-risk zone

Berlin - Germany will classify France as a high-risk zone for Covid-19, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, in a move that could see Berlin tighten border controls and require mandatory quarantine to enter the country.

Merkel takes blame as Germany axes Easter virus shutdown

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday admitted a failed plan for a strict Easter virus shutdown was "my mistake" in a rare climbdown amid massive criticism of the government's pandemic response.

Germany to enter strict Easter shutdown amid 'new pandemic'

Berlin - Germany will enter a strict shutdown for five days over Easter as it fights soaring infection rates fuelled by variants in a "new pandemic", Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday after marathon talks with regional leaders.
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