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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.

Merkel's popularity up after refugees dented her appeal

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's popularity has rebounded after the British vote to leave the EU, an opinion poll showed Saturday, reversing a fall in her appeal caused by the refugee crisis.

In Brexit fallout, Merkel opts to keep calm and carry on

Berlin - Britain's shock decision to leave the EU forces German Chancellor Angela Merkel into action to save the bloc, but true to her reputation for prudence, she has pledged to avoid both haste and vitriol.

Merkel says understands Britain needs time on Brexit

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday it was understandable that Britain needs time before triggering its exit from the European Union, but warned against dragging out the process."We cannot afford to have a long period of uncertainty.

Merkel warns EU against kneejerk reaction to Brexit

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday warned EU member states against drawing hasty conclusions about Britain's decision to quit the bloc, as that risked further splitting Europe."We take note of the British people's decision with regret.

Merkel warns against 'radical' speech in Brexit debate

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday urged British politicians to moderate the language used in their campaigns ahead of the Brexit vote, after a popular pro-Europe MP was murdered.

Pig's head found outside Merkel's constituency office

Berlin - German police said Saturday they found a pig's head bearing an "insulting inscription" outside Chancellor Angela Merkel's constituency office in the country's northeast.

Merkel basks in Obama refugee policy praise as critics grouse

Hanover - US President Barack Obama on Monday hailed German Chancellor Angela Merkel as being on the "right side of history" with her welcoming refugee policy, although critics denounced his praise as hollow lip service.

Obama hails Turkey-bound Merkel's 'courage' on migrants

Berlin - US President Barack Obama has hailed German Chancellor Angela Merkel's "courageous" leadership in opening doors to migrants fleeing the Syrian conflict.

Merkel to stay refugee policy course despite vote debacle: spokesman

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans no changes to her refugee policy despite heavy losses in state elections at the weekend, her spokesman said Monday.

Merkel says Syria humanitarian situation 'intolerable'

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday described the humanitarian situation in Syria as "intolerable" and reiterated her call for a no-fly zone to protect civilians.

Merkel isolated as EU partners slam door on refugees

Munich - Abandoned by France, defied by eastern Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel cuts a lonely figure in her struggle for EU "solidarity" on the refugee crisis ahead of a Brussels summit.
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