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Merkel challenger vows fight for "more justice" in Germany

Martin Schulz, the center-left challenger running against Chancellor Angela Merkel, has vowed to get his Social Democratic party into power at Germany's national election in September. Schulz, speaking at a … Click to Continue »

Merkel's conservatives widen lead three months before German vote

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives widened their lead over the Social Democrats (SPD) to 15 points in a weekly opinion poll by the Emnid institute published on Sunday, three months before the Sept. 24 election.

Merkel rival Martin Schulz fights to stem popularity plunge

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief challenger in September elections, Martin Schulz, faces a party congress on Sunday where he will be pressed for a strategy to reverse his plunging popularity. Schulz has been campaigning for "social...Show More Summary

Merkel Says May's Brexit Proposals 'Not the Breakthrough'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the end of an EU summit in Brussels on Friday that proposals from British Prime Minister Theresa May on preserving the rights of EU citizens after Brexit were "not the breakthrough". Speaking at...Show More Summary

Schaeuble Warns US Pullback Could "End Our Liberal World Order"

Less than a month after German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that “Europe must take its fate into its own hands,” Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble implored US President Donald Trump to reconsider his “America First” policy, claiming...Show More Summary

Bill Clinton, Merkel, Macron to speak at Kohl memorial

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and former US president Bill Clinton will address a ceremony in Strasbourg where former German leader Helmut Kohl will lie in state, the EU announced Wednesday. The EU...Show More Summary

Angela Merkel and the Insult of Trump’s Paris Climate-Accord Withdrawal

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Amy Davidson writes about Donald Trump’s withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris climate accord, and how the German Chancellor Angela Merkel has responded.

Man promises to get Angela Merkel tattoo on his butt for 10,000 upvotes, delivers

If you make promises for internet points, you'd better be prepared to keep them. SEE ALSO: Parents' reaction to daughter's tattoo is priceless Just ask Redditor u/Errk_fu. Last month, he shared a sketch of German Chancellor Angela Merkel...Show More Summary

Merkel ready to consider Macron eurozone reform ideas

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she was prepared to consider new French President Emmanuel Macron's proposals for a shake-up of the eurozone. Speaking to business leaders in Berlin, Merkel acknowledged that the "economic cohesion of the eurozone member states leaves something to be desired". Show More Summary

Germany's Merkel vows not to give up on US free trade deal

Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Tuesday to seek a broad agreement on trade at next month's Group of 20 summit and told German business leaders that she won't give up on … Click to Continue »

Man convicted in Germany in aside to famous 'fake news' case

A 24-year-old man has been convicted of sexual abuse of a child in Berlin in a case Chancellor Angela Merkel cited as an example of Russia attempting to manipulate German … Click to Continue »

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Bloomberg: Merkel Reaches Out to Trump With Pledge to Work for G-20 Unity. German Chancellor Angela Merkel reached out to U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of his visit to Europe next month, saying she’ll work to keep the Group of 20 nations united even after Trump’s decision to quit the Paris accord on climate change. Show More Summary

Father of German reunification, Helmut Kohl, dies at 87

Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the architect of Germany’s 1990 reunification and mentor to Angela Merkel, has died at age 87, his Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) said on Friday. The mass-selling newspaper Bild reported that Kohl died on Friday morning in his home in Ludwigshafen, in western Germany. “We mourn,” the CDU tweeted with a […]

Merkel: Pope wants her to fight to save Paris climate deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Pope Francis encouraged her to work to preserve the historic Paris climate accord despite the U.S. withdrawal from it and shared her goal to "bring … Click to Continue »

Pope tells Merkel to keep pressing for international cooperation

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has asked Germany to keep fighting for the Paris climate change deal and to 'tear down walls' that inhibit international cooperation, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, offering a stark contrast between her agenda and U.S. policy.

China: 12% Electric Cars By 2020 … Or Else

Last week, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met privately with German chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss China's proposal to require all manufacturers to sell more so-called new energy vehicles. After the meeting, Merkel thought she had an...Show More Summary

Merkel: US must not link Russia sanctions, economy interests

Angela Merkel's spokesman says the German chancellor believes it would be wrong for the United States to link sanctions against Russia with efforts to promote American economic interests. The U.S. … Click to Continue »

Merkel pledges German development aid increase if wins election

MESEBERG, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to raise development spending if she wins September's elections, and has already agreed on the issue with Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble.

German conservatives to rule with FDP, Greens in northern state, sources say

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives will form a three-way coalition in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the pro-environment Greens, political sources said Tuesday.

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