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Angela Merkel Vows Tougher Stance on Immigration, Calls for Ban on Muslim Face Veil

Angela Merkel laid out her case for a fourth term as German chancellor on Tuesday, seeking to energize her conservatives with a call to ban full-face Muslim veils and the promise of a tougher stance on immigration after a record influx...Show More Summary

Angela Merkel calls for countrywide, full-face veil ban in Germany

1 hour agoNews : USAToday: News

The move comes as her party picks her as leader to seek a fourth term as chancellor next year.        

Angela Merkel is Out Here Advocating a Burqa Ban

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during an address to her party, the center-right Christian Democrats, that the “full veil,” referring to both the burqa and the niqab, is “not appropriate” in Germany and should be banned “wherever possible.” Read more...

Angela Merkel: Full-face veil must be banned in Germany

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a public ban on the full-face veil as her political party gears up to back her for a fourth term in office. The suggested policy won Merkel overwhelming applause on Tuesday from about 1,000 delegates ahead of her conservative Christian Democrats’...

Angela Merkel calls for burqa ban in bid for reelection

In an address on Tuesday at the Christian Democrats party conference, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a burqa ban in her bid to be reelected the country's chancellor in a fourth term. "The full-face veil is not acceptable in our country," Merkel told the crowd, according to the Independent. Show More Summary

A Change of Heart? Germany's Angela Merkel Now Calling For a Burka Ban

During a speech at her party’s conference, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced her desire to ban full-faced veils in Germany. "The full veil is...

Five things we learned about Merkel from her conference speech

Addressing members of her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on Tuesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel set out her stall for re-election when Germany votes next autumn. The speech showed her strengths, but also exposed her weaknesses...

Germany's Merkel calls for ban on face-covering veils, fewer migrants in her case for a fourth term

Chancellor Angela Merkel won a new two-year term Tuesday as the leader of Germany's main conservative party, gaining solid backing after emphasizing her determination to prevent a repeat of last year's huge migrant influx.  Merkel, who ran unopposed, won 89.5% of delegates' votes at a congress...

Angela Merkel Supports Partial Burka And Niqab Ban In Germany

3 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

German Chancellor Angela Merkel threw support behind a partial ban on burkas and niqabs in Germany on Tuesday, drawing applause from the audience. “The full-face veil is not acceptable in our country,” she told crowds at a conference of her Christian Democratic Union party in Essen, Germany. Show More Summary

In "Astonishing U-Turn" Merkel Pledges To Ban Burka Before Being Reelected As CDU Leader

In what the local press has dubbed an "astonishing U-turn", during a 77 minute speech by Angela Merkel, interrupted by minutes of standing ovations, the German chancellor pledged to strengthen the forces of law and order while speeding up the sclerotic deportation process of failed asylum seekers. Show More Summary

Social media faces the music with Grammy nominations - CNET

4 hours agoTechnology : CNET: News

Social Cues: Also trending on Twitter and Facebook are Transformers and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel re-elected to CDU party chair with 89.5 percent of vote

ESSEN, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel won re-election as chairwoman of her Christian Democrats (CDU) on Tuesday with 89.5 percent of votes cast by just under 1,000 party delegates, giving her a boost as she seeks a fourth term in office next year.

Merkel re-elected as CDU party leader with big majority

Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected as leader of the CDU at the party conference on Tuesday, meaning she will be their Chancellor candidate at next year's election.

Angela Merkel rebuffs populist claim to German identity

Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday attacked the rise of right-wing populists in Germany, hitting out at opponents of her liberal refugee policy staking a claim to define German national identity. However she told the annual congress of...Show More Summary

Merkel says she is for burqa ban where legally possible

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday to party members that she was for a ban on the full-body veil wherever legally possible, receiving applause from her conservative CDU party.

Merkel says full Islamic veil should be banned in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel received thunderous applause when she announced at her party's annual congress today that she wanted the full veil to be banned. Merkel is seeking a fourth term as German chancellor and started presenting...Show More Summary

Merkel to ready troops for 2017 election battle

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is due Tuesday to outline her battle strategy to counter a wave of populism that has consumed key allies abroad, as she launches into campaign mode for next year's elections. Merkel, who has led Germany...Show More Summary

Merkel's conservatives meet to prepare for 'toughest' election

ESSEN, Germany (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel will rally her conservatives at a party conference on Tuesday to gird for a German election next year that she expects to be "tough like no other".

Angela Merkel’s Test of Faith

Germany can either save Europe or refugees -- not both. To stem the rise of the far-right, the chancellor will be forced to make gut-wrenching decisions.

Afghan Refugee Admits to Raping, Killing Daughter of EU Official

For the past two years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come under tremendous criticism for her open door policy and admission of thousands...

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