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Merkel urges swift action over 'appalling' Dachau camp theft

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Tuesday for thieves of a gate to the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau to be swifty brought to justice, as she received an award from Holocaust survivors.

Merkel lauds courage of East Germany dissidents

Berlin - Angela Merkel on Saturday praised the "courage" of those who first opposed the former East Germany, emphasising their role in the fall of the Berlin Wall, ahead of 25th anniversary celebrations on November 9.

Merkel urges Putin to use influence over Ukraine rebels

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, during a telephone call with President Vladimir Putin Wednesday, stressed Moscow's "responsibility" to act as a moderating influence over the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine.

Merkel urges immediate ceasefire in Ukraine

Kyiv - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Friday for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine to permit a probe into the apparent downing of a passenger plane in the rebel-held east of the country.

Merkel raises human rights on China trip

Beijing - German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised human rights issues publicly in China on Tuesday -- unlike many Western visitors -- invoking the fall of the Berlin Wall and telling students their country needs "free dialogue".

Germany's Merkel arrives in China with trade topping agenda

Beijing - German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in China on Sunday for her seventh visit since 2005, with economic ties topping the agenda and a high-powered business delegation in tow.

Germany's Merkel arrives in China with trade topping agenda

Beijing - German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in China on Sunday for her seventh visit since 2005, with economic ties topping the agenda and a high-powered business delegation in tow.

Op-Ed: Putin's lies have short life span

Moscow - Usually, the leader of a nation claiming to be a world power, would want his lies to last at least until the end of the news cycle. Not Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

Merkel's sway endures as new government notches up 100 days

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has steered her power-sharing government through a rocky 100 first days in office with a high-profile resignation and the Crimea crisis but remains at the height of her powers.

Merkel tells Putin she wants bigger OSCE role in Ukraine

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday she backed a bigger role in Ukraine for the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), her spokesman said.In the latest in a series of often heated telephone ...

Op-Ed: NSA tracks 5 billion mobile phone calls daily

They aren't joking on U.S. comedy shows when they say no need to send Santa a list: the NSA already knows what you want. The Washington Post confirmed how the spy agency is monitoring phone calls. nationwide.

Wolfgang Schäuble tells Greece to stop asking for more help

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble was in top form this weekend as he sent advice to President Barack Obama on handling U.S. finances, before throwing more barbed commands to Greece.

Op-Ed: World economic outlook is similar to that of the Titanic

Instead of embracing a policy of fiscal responsibility, it appears world leaders are going to simply "grow" their respective economies out of the world wide recession.

Merkel: 'Greek austerity will bear fruit and EU will survive'

" I do not want to make anything look prettier than it is: Greece still has a tough path ahead, but it has gone a long way," said Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, to the Chech daily newspaper Lidove Noviny at the beginning of this week.

Op-Ed: Greece rejects German proposal to give up budgetary sovereignty

Athens - The Greek government has finally stood up and demonstrated some backbone and national pride, by rejecting a German proposal which would have seen Greece reduced to a puppet state.

Hilarious Dinner for One spoof video features Sarkozy and Merkel

Dinner for One is a short video which has been a favourite New Year's Eve television repeat in Germany since 1963. It was updated in 2011 to feature Sarkozy as the butler and Merkel as Miss Sophie with hilarious results.

Op-Ed: Europe isn't going to fail but it will look very different

European politicians - from Nicholas Sarkozy to Angela Merkel - are correct in saying that this is Europe’s darkest hour since World War II. What has emerged from decades of negotiations between European leaders is now under threat.

Greece: Papandreou to resign

Athens - Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou is expected to tender his resignation on Thursday following the decision of European leaders to cancel the November bail out in wake of calls for a referendum.

Train full of nuclear waste held up by protesters in Germany

Dannenberg - This week as American company Entergy faces closure of its nuclear power plant, with no funds to decommission it, European demonstrators are vehemently protesting the dumping of nuclear waste in Germany.

German president resigns without warning

Berlin - Germany's president Horst Köhler resigned after opponents criticized his remarks about the economic importance of military missions for the German economy.

Merkel visits the 'Peaceful Revolution' exhibition Special

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel attended this morning the open-air exhibition on the peaceful revolution in East Germany at the Berlin Alexanderplatz. She congratulated the Robert Havemann Society, which organized the exhibition.

Merkel on health care industry: 'Great potential for employment' Special

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Health Minister Philippe Rösler attended the conference about the pharmaceutical German industrial system in Berlin. Merkel stressed the employment opportunities in the health care market.

German troops silently protest the war in Afghanistan with badges

Berlin - The war in Afghanistan is in its ninth year but many German soldiers want an explanation from the Chancellor as to why they're fighting the war in the first place.

German Chancellor met with her Greek counterpart Papandreou Special

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou Friday against the backdrop of the Greek debt crisis and a controversial German bailout.

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.

Belorussian opposition leader in Berlin next week

The opposition candidate for the next 2011 Belorussian elections will hold a conference about the situation of his country in Berlin on Feb. 3.

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.

Shimon Peres will speak to German Parliament tomorrow

The Shimon Peres visit in the German capital city continues tomorrow, the date in 1945 when the Auschwitz death camp was liberated by Soviet soldiers. He will make a speech to the Bundestag, the German Parliament.

Op-Ed: The President of Europe

It’s more than a month ago that the assembly of 27 European Nations has chosen (on Nov.19, 2009) Herman Van Rompuy as the first ever President of the European Union. How come there’s almost no information about him here on Digital Journal?

Chancellor Merkel to face rival Steinmeier in German TV debate

Chancellor Angela Merkel will face her main rival Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday night in a live TV debate, exactly two weeks before Germany votes in its national election. It's expected that 20 million people will tune in to watch the debate.
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 We are the Champions : Zukunftskongress Gesundheitswirtschaft des Bundesministeriums für Gesundhei...
"We are the Champions": Zukunftskongress Gesundheitswirtschaft des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit in Berlin
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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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Still from the hilarious spoof of Dinner for One featuring Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel
Still from the hilarious spoof of Dinner for One featuring Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel with former Prime Minister of Greece  George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel with former Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou
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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
The third round of sanctions against Russia: does it really so painful for German economy?
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Berlin: "We are the Champions"
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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 Gesundhei...
"We are the Champions": Zukunftskongress Gesundheitswirtschaft des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit in Berlin
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Merkel and Putin hold talks in Moscow in November 2012.
Merkel and Putin hold talks in Moscow in November 2012.
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Angela Merkel
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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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George Papandreou
George Papandreou
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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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 We are the Champions : Zukunftskongress Gesundheitswirtschaft des Bundesministeriums für Gesundhei...
"We are the Champions": Zukunftskongress Gesundheitswirtschaft des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit in Berlin
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