Angela Merkel

Brexit no-deal would set bad example: German Chancellor Angela Merkel

The U.K. left the EU on Jan. 31, but remained part of the 27-nation bloc's economic embrace during an 11-month transition as the two sides tried to negotiate a new free-trade deal to take effect Jan.1

published on : 30th November 2020

Germany eyes antigen tests to keep elderly safe in second wave of COVID-19 spread

So-called antigen tests, which look for a specific protein on the virus, were first launched months ago.

published on : 3rd November 2020

German healthcare system about to collapse, says Merkel as COVID-19 rages on

The number of patients who are on lung ventilation has also doubled in 9 days, she noted.

published on : 29th October 2020

German Chancellor Merkel applauds 'impressive' women protesters in Belarus

The European Union is considering whether to impose sanctions as well. Germany currently holds the EU's rotating presidency.

published on : 30th September 2020

Russia's Navalny visited by German chancellor in hospital

“There was a meeting, but one shouldn’t call it secret,” Navalny said in a tweet, referring to media reports alleging that Merkel made a secret visit to the Charite hospital where he remained for 32 d

published on : 28th September 2020

German chancellor Angela Merkel leads EU talks with China looking to ease tensions

The talks between two of the world's three largest economies and traders was an opportunity for Brussels and Beijing to take stock of their ties.

published on : 14th September 2020

Angele Merkel's party, Greens win in local vote in key German state

Environmentalist Greens made big gains in Sunday's elections for mayors and councils in North Rhine-Westphalia state.

published on : 14th September 2020

Focused on pandemic, Merkel has no time for retirement plans

Merkel has seen her approval ratings rise during the pandemic but ruled out seeking a fifth term and remained coy about her post-retirement plans.

published on : 28th August 2020

Merkel warns of pandemic difficulties to come

Germany's response to the virus is generally viewed as relatively successful, but the country has seen a pickup in new infections in recent weeks, as have many others in Europe.

published on : 28th August 2020

Angela Merkel's legacy at stake as Germany takes EU reins

The EU's rotating presidency is Merkel's "last chance" to make her mark as one of Europe's great leaders.

published on : 1st July 2020

Activists protest German coal plans at Merkel party HQ

The protest comes as Germany's parliament prepares to vote Friday on legislation codifying plans to phase out the burning of coal by 2038.

published on : 1st July 2020

Two neo-Nazis on trial accused of killing German politician

Walter Luebcke, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party who led the regional administration in the Kassel area of central Germany, was shot on his porch.

published on : 16th June 2020

Women leaders shine during pandemic

Several nations that have women at the helm have done better at controlling the virus and have lifted lockdowns sooner, thereby hastening economic recovery. 

published on : 29th May 2020

Merkel urges virus vigilance as Germany loosens border checks

Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said that the aim is to restore free travel across Germany's borders on June 15.

published on : 13th May 2020

Malta's envoy to Finland resigns after comparing German chancellor Angela Merkel to Hitler

The Maltese foreign ministry told Michael Zammit Tabona to remove the message and the diplomat, who served as ambassador to Finland since 2014, had resigned.

published on : 11th May 2020
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