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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.

Merkel refuses to be 'excuse' for lack of female politicians

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that her role as the most powerful woman in Germany should not let society off the hook for the small proportion of women in politics.

Merkel, Germany's 'eternal' chancellor, embarks on last lap

Berlin - In power so long she has been dubbed Germany's "eternal chancellor", Angela Merkel's 13-year run as leader of Europe's top economy is heading for its final lap after a series of political crises and electoral debacles.

Merkel to give up CDU chair after 18 years: party source

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel will not stand again as leader of her centre-right CDU, a party source told AFP Monday, a clear sign that the German leader is preparing for her eventual succession after a series of regional vote defeats.

Pittsburgh synagogue attack 'blind anti-semitic hatred': Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel denounced the deadly shooting rampage at a synagogue in the US city of Pittsburgh on Saturday as "blind anti-Semitic hatred".

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.
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