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‘The Most Powerful Woman in the World’

3 hours agoNews : Truthdig

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel Photo by Glyn Lowe Photoworks. (CC BY 2.0) A New Yorker profile of German Chancellor Angela Merkel depicts a shrewd politician cast firmly in the mold of our era: deeply reserved personally and entirely...Show More Summary

The best-laid plans…

Circa 1985: Merkel, in her early thirties, was looking forward to 2014—when she would turn sixty, collect her state pension, and be allowed to travel to California. That is from the George Packer profile of Angela Merkel, which I will recommend to you all once again, do note it starts a bit slowly but picks […]

German-Russian relations said headed for long impasse over Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel put her political colleagues on notice Wednesday that relations with Russia may be in for long-term difficulties over Moscow's aggressions against Ukraine.

10 Things World Leaders Are Thankful For

Why Angela Merkel is thinking of France, Khamenei is grateful for Lindsey Graham, and why China isn’t disappointed the United States is back in Iraq.

Germany sets a quota of 30% Women in Top Boardrooms of companies

Germany’s leading companies will need to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards from 2016, according to a new directive being adopted by the government, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday. The leaders of Germany’s Social Democrats and Merkel’s conservative bloc agreed on the measure at a late-night meeting Tuesday. A bill will […]

German Chancellor Says Russia’s Actions Are Unjustifiable

Angela Merkel appears to be taking a tougher stance against Vladimir Putin

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Bloomberg: Germany Vows to Keep Russia Sanctions for Ukraine Impasse. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said sanctions against Russia will stay as long as the government in Moscow does little to resolve the conflict in Ukraine. “We’re working on a diplomatic resolution to this crisis,” Merkel said today in Berlin. Show More Summary

Weekend catch-up: Merkel, G20, China-Australia FTA, Obama and climate, Iranian nukes and more

Bringing together the best longer Interpreter articles you were too busy to read this week. This week the Lowy Institute hosted both the Prime Minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, and the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. Both theseShow More Summary

Thoughts on Merkel's global profile

[youtube:HZYR5NVB8XA] As you can see above, the video of the 2014 Lowy Lecture, delivered on Monday by Angela Merkel, is now available, and I encourage you to take a look, particularly since her tough remarks on Russia are making news...Show More Summary

Angela Merkel delivers the 2014 Lowy Lecture

Well, I suppose it was inevitable. After President Obama's performance in Brisbane over the weekend, whenever a foreign leader now talks about climate change on Australian soil — as German chancellor Angela Merkel did this morning in...Show More Summary

That Time Angela Merkel Destroyed Putin's Machismo

Over the past 14 years, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin have shared an understanding. After all, Putin spent served as a KGB officer in Germany from 1985 to 1990. So they work together often — although not always smoothly. Show More Summary

MERKEL: The Amazing Political Journey Of The World's Most Powerful Woman

The New Yorker has an amazing extended profile of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in its December issue, and we've identified some of the gems. In office, Merkel has gone from being viewed as too pro-market for German voters to the ultimate pragmatist and deal-maker. Show More Summary

Thick as Champ

I hope that journalists give the Turkish President Recip Erdogan a hard time over his extraordinary comments about the role of women in society, preferably when he is in the presence of someone like Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor and one of the most powerful politicians in the world. Show More Summary

Angela Merkel: The Real Conservative

I’ve long been fascinated by Angela Merkel, and not entirely sure why. She’s been German Chancellor for nine years now, is the most powerful politician on the continent, and has approval ratings of over 70 percent. And yet she somehow eludes easy characterization and her studied affect of dullness deflects any serious scrutiny. And so […]

Powerful Women: What Is Your Morning Routine?

Today, Forbes published a roundup of the "morning routines" of "12 Women Leaders." Sadly, Angela Merkel is not included in the roundup, but RLJ Lodging Trust CFO Leslie Hale is! Same diff. Here is a snippet of designer Stacey Bendet's morning routine: Read more...

A Boost In German Business Confidence Just Gave Angela Merkel Some Room To Breathe

Germany's businesses are getting more confident, according to data just out from the IFO institute. The institutes's overall confidence figure jumped to 104.7 from 103.2, with 100 representing the long-term average for Germany. That's...Show More Summary

SNL Jokes: Merkel Wants to Have Sex With Obama

NBC's "Saturday Night Live" joked that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was sexually attracted to President Obama during their "Weekend Update" segment. After joking about the contentious relationships between participants at the G-20 Summit, Merkel was asked about President Obama to which she said "[my] poor [Barack,] talk about senioritis. Show More Summary

Germany to drop investigation into US spying on Merkel: report

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Germany is dropping a probe into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone by US spies, due to a lack of evidence, magazine Focus said Saturday. Six months after the investigation began, the experts have failed to find any solid proof to back the case, and have therefore...

Chancellor Merkel Denounces Russian Creeping Expansionism

Vladimir Putin is losing [Time] even German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who pointed out [WSJ] during a speech in Sydney how Russian meddling is extending far beyond Ukraine: “This is not just about Ukraine. This is about Moldova, this is about Georgia, and if this continues then one will have to ask about Serbia and one […]

These 14 walls continue to separate the world

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

On Sunday, more than 100,000 Germans gathered in Berlin for a commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Speaking at a memorial center, Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “We can change things for the better — that is the message of the fall of the Berlin Wall." Merkel did not cite any […]

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