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
The move comes as her party picks her as leader to seek a fourth term as chancellor next year.
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...
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’...
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
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...
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...
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...
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 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
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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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".
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.
For the past two years, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has come under tremendous criticism for her open door policy and admission of thousands...