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Merkel to visit Algeria on Monday: state media

Alger - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will pay a visit to Algeria on Monday, her second since 2008, the official APS news agency reported.

Merkel eyes German EU chief: report

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants a compatriot as the next president of the European Commission, local media reported Wednesday, apparently backing away from a demand that the European Central Bank installs a German as head.

As migration row flares, Merkel's enemies smell blood

Berlin - Almost three years after German Chancellor Angela Merkel's fateful welcome to a million migrants, her boldest move has come back to haunt her, with opponents at home and abroad smelling blood.

Anti-Islam protest with funeral candles at Merkel's office

Berlin - Anti-Islam protesters placed funeral candles outside German Chancellor Angela Merkel's electoral office together with photos of young women who have been stabbed to death, some by asylum seekers, police said Friday.

Far-right MP fined for tweeting anti-Merkel ballot

Berlin - A German far-right deputy was slapped with a 1,000-euro fine Wednesday for tweeting a picture of his secret ballot, in which he voted against a fourth term for Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Five key moments in Merkel's career

Berlin - Germany's veteran Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to be sworn in Wednesday for her fourth term, ending half a year of grinding coalition talks and political paralysis.

Europe's 'Queen' Merkel clings onto power

Berlin - Long dubbed the "Queen of Europe" by the media, Germany's veteran Chancellor Angela Merkel has emerged as the bruised survivor of her deepest crisis to govern for what many expect will be her final term.

Merkel taps heir apparent for top party role

Berlin - Angela Merkel on Monday tapped the popular female premier of Germany's tiny Saarland state to take over as secretary general of her conservative party, fuelling speculation the veteran chancellor is lining up her successor.

Merkel to tap rumoured successor for top party role

Berlin - The popular female premier of tiny Saarland state is set to take over as secretary general of Angela Merkel's conservative party, sources said Monday, fuelling speculation the chancellor is lining up her potential successor.

Angela Merkel, 'eternal chancellor' past her zenith

Berlin - Angela Merkel has survived multiple crises but her obstacle-strewn path to a fourth term has prompted suggestions she is past her peak, leaving Germans to ponder life without the veteran chancellor.

Merkel warns of rising anti-Semitism on Holocaust Day

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of rising anti-Semitism in her country on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, calling the need to protect Jewish buildings "shameful".

Merkel pledges 'fresh start' for Europe with new government

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Friday that the new government she is seeking to form would work toward a "fresh start" for Europe, after reporting a breakthrough in marathon coalition talks.

German chancellor 'optimistic' about forming coalition

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel voiced optimism Sunday as she headed into talks with Germany's second biggest party on forming a government, saying that she believed a deal could be forged."I think that it can be done.

Merkel to face families of Berlin attack victims after criticism

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will this month hold her first face-to-face meeting with relatives of the victims of last year's Christmas market attack, her spokesman said Monday, after the families criticised her for not sufficiently acknowledging th...

Merkel hopes to form govt 'very soon'

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said she wanted to form a government "very soon", bolstering hopes that Germany's political impasse could be close to ending as she raised the prospect of a compromise with the Social Democrats.

Angela Merkel, fighting to stay Germany's 'eternal chancellor'

Berlin - Germany's veteran Chancellor Angela Merkel has survived multiple crises and outlasted a string of world leaders but now faces a battle for her political life after the collapse of talks to forge a coalition government.

EU swings behind Madrid in escalating Catalan crisis

Brussels - The EU closed ranks behind Spain in the Catalan crisis Thursday, saying there was "no space" for outside intervention by the bloc as France and Germany voiced strong support for Madrid.

Merkel, Macron back Spain in Catalan crisis

Brussels - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron voiced strong support for Madrid in the Catalan independence crisis on Thursday, backing the Spanish government's response to the country's worst political crisis in decades.

Merkel welcomes Macron's 'European passion', mum on proposals

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday welcomed the "European passion" in French President Emmanuel Macron's ambitious EU reforms speech but said it was too soon to judge his concrete proposals.

Merkel 4.0: centre stage in a turbulent world

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel heads into a fourth term with no shortage of global challenges in her in-tray, as a world beset by crises increasingly looks to Europe's most powerful woman to take centre stage.

Merkel casts ballot in German election

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel cast her ballot in Berlin Sunday in a general election widely predicted to land her a fourth term, but a possible strong showing by hard-right nationalists could cloud her victory.

Angela Merkel, Germany's 'eternal chancellor'

Berlin - Angela Merkel has been derided as Europe's "austerity queen", cheered as a saviour by refugees and hailed as the new "leader of the free world".

Threats with razor blades mailed to Merkel, other MPs

Berlin - Anonymous threatening letters in Arabic containing white powder and razor blades have been sent to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's home and other politicians before Sunday's election, police said.

Merkel refugee rallying cry echoes ahead of German vote

Berlin - Syrian student Moataz Ghannam believes many Germans misunderstood Chancellor Angela Merkel when she delivered her now-famous rallying cry at the height of the refugee influx, "We can do it".

'Get lost!': How some Germans hope to shout down Merkel

Ostseebad Binz - Chancellor Angela Merkel may appear to be cruising to a victory in next week's elections, but her campaign rallies across Germany have been plagued by rowdy protesters who jeer, boo and even throw tomatoes at her.

Merkel vows to press on with rallies despite jeers

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Thursday to press on with election campaign rallies in places where she has been greeted with choruses of jeers and whistles, saying she intended to take a stand against hate.

Cool Merkel to meet fiery Schulz in TV debate showdown

Berlin - Angela Merkel, Germany's cool and collected chancellor, will go head-to-head Sunday with her fiery challenger Martin Schulz in their only television debate before this month's general elections, in a crucial match that could sway millions of voters.

1,000 'treason' complaints against Merkel since 2015: report

Berlin - More than 1,000 criminal complaints for high treason have been filed against German Chancellor Angela Merkel since the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, local media reported Wednesday.

Five defining moments in Merkel's career

Berlin - Often called the world's most powerful woman, here are five defining moments in the career of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she sets her sights on a fourth term in the September 24 general election.

Merkel says Turkey must not 'misuse' Interpol in writer's case

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she was glad a Spanish court had ordered the conditional release of a Turkish-German writer wanted by Ankara and warned Turkey not to "misuse" Interpol to pursue its critics."That's not on.
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