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Erdogan accuses Merkel of 'supporting terrorists'

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of "supporting terrorists", in a spiralling row with EU states after the blocking of poll rallies by ministers.

Merkel 'plans US meeting with Trump mid-March'

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to hold her first meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington on March 14, a German government source told AFP Friday."Such a plan is in the works," the source said.

Merkel says didn't know Germany spied on allies

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel testified Thursday that she was surprised to learn almost two years ago that Germany's BND foreign intelligence service was spying on targets in allied nations.

Merkel slams Trump travel ban, cites Geneva convention

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday slammed the restrictions on immigration imposed by US President Donald Trump, saying it was "not justified" to target people based on their background or religion.

Ankara says Merkel to visit Turkey on February 2

Ankara - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning to visit Turkey on February 2, the Turkish foreign ministry said Thursday, her first visit since relations deteriorated last year in the aftermath of the July failed coup.

Obama, Merkel say strong US-Germany ties 'essential' for world order

Washington - Outgoing US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared strong US-German ties vital for world order on Thursday, in an implicit rebuke of Donald Trump.

Europe's fate 'in our own hands': Merkel after Trump barbs

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Monday that "we Europeans have our fate in our own hands", after Donald Trump criticised the EU and praised Britain's decision to leave the bloc.

Merkel urges Germany to face down terror with cohesion, compassion

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Germans Saturday to hold firm to democratic values in the face of jihadist terror, urging them to counter "murderers who are full of hate" with compassion and cohesion.

'Acute' threat thwarted but terror 'danger' endures: Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Friday of an enduring terror threat, despite the fatal shooting in Italy of the prime suspect in the deadly Berlin Christmas market attack.

Christmas market carnage 'terrorist act' likely by asylum seeker: Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that authorities believe a deadly rampage by a lorry driver at a Berlin Christmas market was a "terrorist" attack likely committed by an asylum seeker.

Erdogan says discussed Syria with Putin, Obama

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that he discussed the situation in Syria's Aleppo "several times" with his Russian and US counterparts Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama.

Weakened Merkel embarks on tough election campaign

Essen - Germany's ruling conservatives may have re-elected Angela Merkel as their leader once again, but they have also sent her into next year's election campaign with a stern warning ringing in her ears.

Weakened Angela Merkel embarks on tough election campaign

Essen - Angela Merkel's conservatives gave her an 11-minute standing ovation after handing her another term as party chief but also issued a warning in re-electing her with the worst score since she became German chancellor.

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.

Relief but muted enthusiasm as Merkel vows to run again

Berlin - Many Germans may support Chancellor Angela Merkel, but few voiced open enthusiasm when she declared she wants to stay in power -- and commentators are asking whether she will offer fresh ideas or is a leader past her zenith.

Merkel to seek fourth term to defend threatened 'values'

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she would seek a fourth term in elections next year to defend democratic principles in the face of looming threats at home and abroad.

Merkel: from austerity queen to democratic torch-bearer

Berlin - A Protestant pastor's daughter who grew up behind the Iron Curtain, Angela Merkel rose to become the "chancellor of Europe" who has outlasted a generation of world leaders.Unlike her one-time partners on the global stage, George W.

Merkel tells party ready to seek fourth term as chancellor

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party Sunday she will seek re-election next year, a move likely to be welcomed in many capitals as a sign of stability following poll triumphs for Brexit and Donald Trump.

Merkel may announce bid for fourth term Sunday: party

Berlin - German set to.Following weeks of speculation whether she would remain at the helm of Europe's top economic power, Merkel, 62, will address reporters at 1800 GMT Sunday after a meeting of leaders of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party.

Merkel has been an 'outstanding partner': Obama

Berlin - US President Barack Obama lauded German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday as an "outstanding" international partner who showed a recognition that being a good leader also meant engaging with the world.

Merkel to be the new 'leader of the free world'?

Berlin - The shock election of Donald Trump as US president has forced greater responsibility for defending Western values and interests onto German Chancellor Angela Merkel's shoulders, analysts say, with some even crowning her the new "leader of the free worl...

Bruised by refugee crisis, Merkel faces tough election year

Berlin - Germany's mass refugee influx may have abated, but the fears and tensions it stoked loom large as a weakened Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to lead her party into a tough election year.

Merkel drops 'we can do it' rallying cry on migrants

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday she will no longer use "we can do it" as her rallying cry to welcome and integrate migrants in the belief it has become a mere slogan.

Merkel says EU in 'critical situation'

Bratislava - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Friday that the European Union faces a "critical situation", as she arrived in Bratislava for a summit to chart a post-Brexit future."We are in a critical situation.

Merkel warns German parties against populist race to the bottom

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday urged German politicians against stooping to the levels of anti-immigration populists, days after her party suffered a stinging state election defeat against the Islamphobic AfD.

Defiant Merkel defends refugee stance after attacks

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday rebuffed calls to reverse her welcoming stance toward refugees after a series of brutal attacks in the country.

Merkel to convene German security council after Munich shootings

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will convene her security council Saturday to address the deadly shooting rampage in Munich, her chief of staff Peter Altmaier said.

Brexit crisis to test 'Iron Ladies' Merkel, May

Berlin - Pragmatic, childless pastors' daughters with killer instincts who were long underestimated by their blustering male peers -- the parallels between new British Prime Minister Theresa May and Germany's Angela Merkel are striking at first glance.
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Still from the hilarious spoof of Dinner for One featuring Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel
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Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the European Union (EU) council headquarters for an EU leaders summit discussing the EU's long-term budget in Brussels
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
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On 29 April the US administration announced an initiation of the third round of economic sanctions a...
On 29 April the US administration announced an initiation of the third round of economic sanctions against Russia. It’s anticipated they hit the major sectors of Russian economy after the most influential Russian top-managers and business owners have been banned from doing business in the U.S. It is also expected that the EU will join its Western ally in punishing Russia for building up a fire of the civil confrontation in Ukraine
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts as she attends a sitting of the Bundestag, Germany's lower house of parliament in Berlin.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was booed with "get lost" cries by right-wing activists at a campaign event, conceded it was hard to reach the "protest voters"
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
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Berlin: "We are the Champions"
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"We are the Champions": Zukunftskongress Gesundheitswirtschaft des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit in Berlin
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Seen in a protest against NSA spying in Berlin, Germany.
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"We are the Champions": Zukunftskongress Gesundheitswirtschaft des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit in Berlin
George Papandreou
George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel with former Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou
Merkel and Putin hold talks in Moscow in November 2012.
Merkel and Putin hold talks in Moscow in November 2012.
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"We are the Champions": Zukunftskongress Gesundheitswirtschaft des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit in Berlin

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