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Enough with the Hitler comparisons, already

A man holds a poster with a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel wearing a swastika. Merkel opposition said that the euro forces German taxpayers to rescue bankrupt southern European countries whose people denounce them as Nazis for their efforts. Show More Summary

Angela Merkel did not faint at Bayreuth

Two German media sites, Bild and Speigel, reported that the Chancellor fainted at a coffee bar in Bayreuth. They later printed a government statement saying it was nothing of the sort. Her chair was faulty and collapsed. The Chancellor went on to watch Tristan und Isolde, which she said she enjoyed. Our correspondent saw her […]

Merkel's Bavarian ally wants more money to cope with refugees

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany needs to double its financial support to federal states struggling with a surge of refugees and tougher rules are needed to prevent the abuse of asylum procedures, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian ally said on Sunday.

Merkel Could Remain German Chancellor Until 2021 - Christian Social Union

According to the head of the Christian Social Union in Bavaria, Angela Merkel could remain German Chancellor until at least 2021.

News: Gay Pharaohs, Jon Stewart, Berlin, Matt Bomer, NASA, Prince

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> Ingrid Sischy, the openly gay former editor in chief of Interview magazine passed away today at the age of 63. > Members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Berlin say “no” t… The post News: Gay Pharaohs, Jon Stewart, Berlin, Matt Bomer, NASA, Prince appeared first on Towleroad.

Pressure Builds on Merkel as Former Deputy Resigns Over Greece Policy

As negotiations between Greece’s creditors and Athens resume today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suffered a blow with Wolfgang Bosbach, one of the senior members of her own party, resigning from his position as Home Affairs Committee chairman in protest to Germany’s policy towards Greece.

Normandy Four Leaders Discuss Minsk Accords in Phone Call - Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel – leaders of the so-called Normandy quartet – discussed on Thursday in a phone call the implementation of the Minsk agreements on Ukraine reconciliation, the Kremlin said in a statement.

Merkel's Euro Dream Hanging on a Thread

An analysis of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's background goes a long way to explain why she has divided her coalition parties and estranged her own finance minister over fighting against a Greek exit from the euro.

Why Greece versus Germany is a more profound standoff than you might think

Alexis Tsipras, Greece’s prime minister, left, speaks as Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, looks on. Photo by Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg via Getty Images This page has, since its inception before the Crash of ’08, relied on the economic point of view in its various forms, right and left. Show More Summary

Now even Germany is talking about debt relief for Greece

Berlin (AFP) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday again ruled out forgiving some of Greece's crippling debt but said Berlin was open to a flexible repayment plan. Merkel told public broadcaster ARD that "there can't be a classic...Show More Summary

Greek banks ready to open Monday as Merkel urges swift bailout talks

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek banks are ready to open their branches across the country on Monday after a three-week shutdown, officials said, while German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for swift aid talks so Athens could also lift withdrawal limits.

Germany to Strictly Monitor Greece’s Bailout Measures Implementation

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that "everything was destoryed" in Greece and Berlin will strictly monitor the implementation of all austerity measures in Greece.

Merkel Rules Out Greek Debt Write-Off, But Open To Other Relief

BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday suggested that Germany would show flexibility in negotiating how Greece deals with its massive debt, but again ruled out writing off part of the money. Speaking on ARD television's Bericht...Show More Summary

Minister in Germany Discusses Greece Role

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It was the first time that Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble had mentioned resignation in the debate over Greece’s debt. He has taken a harder line toward Greece than Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Palestinian teen who sobbed before Merkel can stay in Germany: media

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A teenage Palestinian asylum seeker, who burst into tears in front of Chancellor Angela Merkel during a televised debate, will be allowed to stay in Germany, officials said Friday. Merkel’s encounter with the teenager named Reem, who speaks perfect German, has gone viral. The debate entitled...

German lawmakers back Greek bailout despite rebellion; Tsipras sacks dissenters

BERLIN (Reuters) - German lawmakers gave their go-ahead on Friday for the euro zone to negotiate a third bailout for Greece, but a warning from Chancellor Angela Merkel that the alternative was chaos failed to prevent a hefty rebellion in her own party.

Germany, France call for Minsk agreement to be fully effective by end 2015

PARIS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande held a telephone conversation with the leaders of Russia and Ukraine on Friday to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine, the French presidency said.

Germany Passes Greek Bailout Package After Fractious Debate

The German parliament has overwhelmingly passed a proposal which will allow for negotiations to go ahead on Greece's $93 billion bailout deal, after German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned of "chaos" without the proposal. Greece already...Show More Summary

Palestinian refugee who Merkel made cry defends the German chancellor

A 14-year-old Palestinian refugee who burst into tears during a conversation with Angela Merkel is defending the German leader's handling of the incident. Merkel faced criticism for her matter-of-fact explanation that Germany couldn't take in everyone who wants to come, and that asylum seekers can expect to learn within a year whether they can stay. Show More Summary

German lawmakers back Merkel, giving approval to new Greek bailout

German lawmakers fell in line behind Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday and gave the go-ahead to bailout talks with Greece, despite deep hostility among many to lending more money to a country they say does not deserve it.

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