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Germany's Long-Term Economy Threatened by Weak Leadership

Angela Merkel, the current chancellor of Germany, has been reigning over the country for 8 years. Her approval rating of 71% seems expected when you consider the 2014 estimated GDP growth in Germany. Compared to the Eurozone average of 0.25% Germany’s domestic demand and increase in construction have been great assets to the country’s economy. Show More Summary

Russia Supplied Missile That Shot Down Malaysia Airlines Plane, US Official Says

While a U.S. official said Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 was shot down by a missile supplied by Russia to separatists in eastern Ukraine, Russian media reported that President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the need for an objective investigation.

Merkel wants spy talks with U.S. now

Chancellor Angela Merkel is pressing for “sensible talks” with U.S. officials over America’s prying in Germany — the details of which were first revealed by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.

Maybe Merkel Should Buy It

Buy it, rename it “Graf Zeppelin.”  German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday suggested France should halt the export of Mistral warships to Russia, even if the current sanctions regime still allows it. “In Germany, we are putting on hold the construction of a shooting centre in Russia, given the situation,” she said during a press […]

What do you get the person who has everything?

Hey, it was Angela Merkel’s 60th birthday yesterday — and it’s been a pretty good week for her. Die Mannschaft earned a fourth star on their shirts and she’s the most popular German politician since…well okay, enough about that. Whatever the Obama Administration got her (I’m guessing it was not neck massage) I’m sure it was uncomfortably close to her browser history.

White House Take On Obama’s Call To Merkel Is Hilariously Understated

Not since President George W. Bush hit German Chancellor Angela Merkel with an impromptu double-Vulcan-neck-pinch has there been such an awkward moment in U.S. relations with Germany. Things were already strained after Edward Snowden’s revelation that the U.S. monitored Merkel’s cellphone communications, but they went from bad to worse last week when two more cases [...]

A life in 60 portraits

last weekArts : Prospero

IN MAY Forbes magazine put Angela Merkel at the top of its ranking of the world's most powerful women for the fourth consecutive year. No surprise there: this is someone who has been German Chancellor since 2005, is hugely popular with the electorate, and is the dominant force in the European Union. Show More Summary

A job for the girl?

MATTEO RENZI, Italy's prime minister, summed it up best: “They just had to send an SMS and we could have saved the cost of the official flight. In any case, it was a nice opportunity to meet and wish Angela Merkel a happy birthday.”Show More Summary

President Obama, Angela Merkel talking again

At least they're talking again. President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke Tuesday for the first time since she tossed out the CIA's man in Berlin.

Germany is Hardly a U.S. Ally

The media are full of stories about “two allies,” the U.S. and Germany, in a controversy over alleged “U.S. espionage” against Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government. All of the fingers are pointing at the NSA, and now the CIA, whose station chief in Berlin has reportedly been told to leave. The Washington Post reported, “In ordering […]

Germany Is Not a Classic Western Ally

Steffen Seibert, Angela Merkel's chief spokesman, commented as follows on the uncovering of two Germans spying for the United States, one in the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND) and one in the Defense Ministry. "The difference of opinion [between the U.S. Show More Summary

Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates in Germany's dressing room

"Party like a Chancellor" shall now enter the lexicon. Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, was an extremely visible fan of her country's team at the 2014 World Cup. She was seen in the stands cheering them on throughout the tournament...Show More Summary

Will German World Cup win boost 'Mutti' Merkel's ratings?

Credits: Guido Bergmann/Bundesregierung via Getty Images Alt Text: Angela Merkel with the German football team Football-loving Chancellor seems more popular than ever after Germany's World Cup success First Reaction Monday, July 14,Show More Summary

Angela Merkel took part in Germany’s World Cup winning selfie [Pictures]

Have you even truly won these days if you don’t take a selfie afterwards?! Following Germany’s narrow extra-time win over Argentina in the World Cup final, the Mannschaft eventually got to return to their dressing room in the Maracana were the private celebrations kicked off. As is typical, things begun with the right-of-passage match-winners selfie, [...]

German fans celebrate World Cup win against Argentina

In a thrilling championship game in Rio de Janeiro, Mario Götze booted the lone goal in the second extra-time period, giving a unified Germany its first World Cup win, setting off cheers led by the nation’s Chancellor Angela Merkel.

This Photo of Angela Merkel at the World Cup Final Needs a Caption

Caption this: (L-R) President of the German Football Association (DFB) Wolfgang Niersbach, German President Joachim Gauck and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina on Sunday. Read more...

Merkel Slams Obama's "Cold War" Espionage "Doesn't Belong In 21st Century"

On the heels of John Kerry's accusation that Russia's behavior does not belong in the 21st century, Germany's Angela Merkel has come out swining against the escalating spying scandal with the US (which saw allegations that the US had recruited two Germans to sell secrets this week). Show More Summary

Merkel angrily blasts U.S. over new spying allegations

Angela Merkel made her feelings toward Washington clear in an interview on German broadcaster ZDF today, reports Reuters. "We are not living in the Cold War anymore," Merkel said. "We should concentrate on what is essential." Germany's government told Berlin's CIA station chief to leave the country on Thursday, in the wake of new allegations of U.S. Show More Summary

Merkel blasts U.S. spying, hopes Washington will change tack

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

By Alexandra Hudson BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel said on Saturday that new allegations of U.S. spying showed Berlin and Washington were completely at odds over how they viewed the role of intelligence, and she hoped German action would persuade the United States not to spy on partners. Show More Summary

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