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Merkel says 'absolutely not' planning 5th term

Frankfurt Am Main - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she is "absolutely not" planning to stand for reelection to a fifth term despite her overwhelming popularity.

EU must play global role in virus crisis, says Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said the European Union should take more global responsibility in the coronavirus crisis, especially as ties with the United States were currently "difficult".

Behind Germany's virus battle, the fight for Merkel's crown

Berlin - Sporting events may be on hold in Germany, but the race to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel is gathering pace as the country makes cautious progress in the fight against the coronavirus.

Merkel again tests negative for coronavirus

Frankfurt Am Main - Chancellor Angela Merkel's third coronavirus test has come back negative but the German leader will stay in home quarantine for the coming days, her spokesman said Monday.

'Merkel is back': virus crisis boosts Germany's centre-right

Berlin - Angela Merkel's long-struggling conservatives have rebounded in the polls thanks to the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis and widespread faith in the outgoing German chancellor's ability to manage the upheaval.

First virus test negative for quarantined Merkel

Berlin - Angela Merkel is "doing well" in self-imposed quarantine and awaiting further coronavirus testing after a first result came back negative, her spokesman said Monday.

Merkel calls coronavirus 'biggest challenge since WWII'

Berlin - Germany is facing its biggest challenge "since the Second World War" in the fight against the coronavirus, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday, in what observers called a "final warning" for citizens to heed sweeping confinement measures.

Destructive far right out to shatter German politics

Berlin - The city of Erfurt, a quiet, chocolate-box town of around 200,000 inhabitants, is an unlikely epicentre for an earthquake that is shaking German politics to its post-war foundations.

German state premier quits after 'unforgivable' far right vote

Frankfurt Am Main - The premier of Germany's Thuringia state stepped down and called for snap elections Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was elected with the help of far-right AfD lawmakers in a vote Angela Merkel called "unforgivable".

Merkel dreamt of US road trip 'listening to Springsteen'

Berlin - If the Berlin Wall hadn't come down, German Chancellor Angela Merkel would have become a pensioner five years back and embarked on her dream US road trip listening to Bruce Springsteen. "In East Germany, women went into retirement at 60.

Sauna and oysters: Merkel recalls Berlin Wall fall

Berlin - Like every Thursday night back then, Angela Merkel was relaxing in an East Berlin sauna on the night of November 9, 1989 as the Berlin Wall fell, dreaming of tasting oysters in the West.

Merkel says Trump tweets 'go against what makes America great'

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday condemned President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying the US leader's attacks "go against what makes America great".

Merkel says Trump tweets go against what makes America great

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday condemned President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying the US leader's attacks "go against what makes America great.

Most Germans say Merkel's health is a personal issue

Berlin - Nearly 60 percent of Germans feel that Chancellor Angela Merkel's bouts of uncontrolled shaking are a personal matter, according to a survey published on Saturday.

Merkel sits during anthems after shaking spells

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday insisted she took care of her health after remaining seated during national anthems at an official ceremony, in a rare change of protocol apparently to prevent a repeat of uncontrollable shaking.

Merkel sits through anthems after shaking spells

Berlin - Angela Merkel sat through national anthems on Thursday during an official ceremony, as the German chancellor sought to prevent a repeat of uncontrollable shaking with a rare change of protocol.

Merkel says 'very well' despite third shaking spell

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted she was "very well", despite suffering her third trembling spell in less than a month on Wednesday that has focused attention on her health.

Merkel suffers new shaking spell, third in a month

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a new trembling spell on Wednesday, the third time in less than a month, raising questions over her health.

Merkel 'active', 'healthy' after fresh trembling spell

Berlin - The German government insisted Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel was in robust health, after a second episode of uncontrolled shaking sparked concerns about the wellbeing of the EU's longest-serving leader.

Merkel arrives at G20 after shaking scare

Osaka - German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived Friday at the G20 meeting in Osaka amid fears over her health after she suffered a second public bout of uncontrollable shaking in just over a week.

Concerns as Merkel suffers new trembling spell on eve of G20

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office sought to calm nerves after she suffered a second bout of uncontrolled trembling in just over a week, saying the veteran leader was en route to Osaka on Thursday as planned for the G20 summit.

Merkel suffers new trembling spell on eve of G20

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered another episode of uncontrolled trembling on Thursday, a week after a similar incident sparked questions about her health.It came hours before Merkel was due to board a plane for the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan.

'I feel well,' says Merkel a day after health scare

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to assure journalists and citizens Wednesday she was well, a day after sparking concern by visibly trembling at an official ceremony.

Merkel says she's 'fine' after trembling spell

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed concerns about her health after visibly trembling at an official ceremony Tuesday, saying she was just a bit dehydrated in the heat.

Merkel rules out future political office in EU or elsewhere

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday ruled out taking on any political office in Brussels or elsewhere after her planned departure as Germany's leader in 2021.

Merkel's preferred successor says won't seek post before 2021

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's preferred successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, said Sunday that she would not seek the top job before Merkel's term ends in 2021.

Angela Merkel's mother has died: government

Berlin - German chancellor Angela Merkel's mother, Herlind Kasner, has died, a government spokesman said Wednesday."Herlind Kasner, the mother of the chancellor, has died," the spokesman said, without providing further details.

Germany's Merkel says 'still time' to find Brexit solution

Apo - There is still time to find a solution to Britain's exit from the EU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday, voicing optimism on a political deal over the tricky "backstop" that has stymied progress.

Germany's Merkel to deliver Harvard commencement address

New York - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be the commencement speaker at graduation ceremonies for Harvard University in May of next year, the university announced on Friday.

Merkel set for late G20 arrival after 'serious' plane troubles

Berlin - Germany's air force said Friday a serious technical problem on Chancellor Angela Merkel's plane had forced an emergency landing and delayed her arrival at the G20 summit by more than 12 hours.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel with former Prime Minister of Greece, George Papandreou
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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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Berlin:  We are the Champions
Berlin: "We are the Champions"
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel
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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
 We are the Champions : Zukunftskongress Gesundheitswirtschaft des Bundesministeriums für Gesundhei...
"We are the Champions": Zukunftskongress Gesundheitswirtschaft des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit in Berlin
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Merkel and Putin hold talks in Moscow in November 2012.
Merkel and Putin hold talks in Moscow in November 2012.
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Seen in a protest against NSA spying in Berlin, Germany.
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"Merk-ron": the power couple of Europe?
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Still from the hilarious spoof of Dinner for One featuring Nicolas Sarkozy and Angela Merkel
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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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"We are the Champions": Zukunftskongress Gesundheitswirtschaft des Bundesministeriums für Gesundheit in Berlin
 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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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 met with her Greek counterpart George Papandreou
German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with her Greek counterpart 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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