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Former German chancellor Angela Merkel defends 2008 decision to block Ukraine from NATO

Germany had deemed it too early for Ukraine to join NATO in 2008 because it found that the political conditions were not met at that point.

published on : 4th April 2022

Clouds over Merkel's legacy as Russian invasion lays flaws bare

Merkel's push for diplomacy and bids to bind regimes to treaties and business contracts now look like "an error", conservative daily Die Welt, long critical of Merkel, charged.

published on : 12th March 2022

Germany ending ''untenable'' ban on advertising abortions

The move is the first of several liberal social policies planned by Chancellor Olaf Scholz's governing coalition, which took office last month.

published on : 17th January 2022

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans a political autobiography: Report

Baumann said the book is envisioned as a two- to three-year project and doesn't yet have a publisher, according to Der Spiegel.

published on : 10th December 2021

End of an era: Germany's Merkel bows out after 16 years

Merkel was credited with raising Germany's profile and influence, working to hold a fractious European Union together, managing a string of crises and being a role model for women.

published on : 8th December 2021

Angela Merkel and symmetry: How her rhombus hand gesture became a brand

The "Merkel-Raute", as it is known in German, became Merkel's signature largely by accident — born from a camera-shy Merkel being unsure how to pose during a photoshoot for Stern magazine in 2002.

published on : 6th December 2021

Virus death toll 'so bitter because it is avoidable': Merkel

The measures include excluding unvaccinated people across the country from nonessential stores, restaurants and sports and cultural venues.

published on : 4th December 2021

Centre-left-led alliance seals deal on new German government

Vote of confidence from Merkel aside, Scholz is an experienced hand, having been labour minister in her first coalition from 2007 to 2009 before taking over as vice-chancellor and finance minister.

published on : 24th November 2021

German conservative launches third bid to lead Angela Merkel's party

A prominent conservative has joined the race to become the leader of outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party, making his third bid for the job.

published on : 16th November 2021

Angela Merkel calls on all Germans to get shots to avoid bad virus winter

Germany’s disease control center said that the country's infection rate climbed to 277.4 new cases per 100,000 residents over seven days, up from 263.7 the previous day.

published on : 14th November 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls on all to get shots to avoid bad virus winter

'If we stand together, if we think about protecting ourselves and caring for others, we can save our country a lot this winter,' Merkel said in her weekly podcast.

published on : 13th November 2021

Germany hits record new Covid cases in 24 hours

Pressure is also building on hospitals, in an outbreak blamed on Germany's relatively low vaccination rates of just over 67%.

published on : 11th November 2021

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on 2015 migrant influx: 'We managed it'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is preparing to step down with a legacy defined primarily by her handling of a series of crises.

published on : 8th November 2021

Germany's seven-day Covid incidence rate rises to record high

The incoming coalition parties, aiming to form a government by early December, have so far ruled out mandatory jabs and said there will be no new lockdowns -- at least not for the vaccinated.

published on : 8th November 2021

PM Modi holds extensive deliberations on bilateral relations with German Chancellor Merkel

Italy has been holding the presidency of the G20 since December last year.

published on : 31st October 2021
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