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Turkey jails German journalist on terrorism charges

A court in Istanbul on Monday ordered provisional detention for a correspondent of the German newspaper Die Welt, a move that drew a stern rebuke from Chancellor Angela Merkel. The newspaper said Deniz Yucel, 43, had been charged with spreading terrorist propaganda and inciting hatred. Show More Summary

Merkel discussed China's electro-cars plan with prime minister Li

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed China's plan to set quotas for the number of electric cars it wants on its roads in the future in a phone call with Prime Minister Li Keqiang, a government spokesman said on Monday

French presidential candidate Macron to meet Merkel

France's centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in March, his team said Saturday.

French presidential candidate Macron to meet Merkel

France's centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron will meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in March, his team said Saturday. The exact date has not yet been fixed, they said. The 39-year-old former economy minister, whoShow More Summary

French candidate Macron to meet Germany's Merkel on March 16: source

PARIS (Reuters) - French independent candidate and presidential election frontrunner Emmanuel Macron will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on March 16, a source close to the former economy minister said on Saturday.

In election year, Germany's Merkel slams SPD plan to revise labor reforms

STRALSUND, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit out at her coalition partners on Saturday for proposing revisions to welfare reforms credited with driving the country's economic success, ahead of elections in which their candidate has moved in front of her in some polls.

Merkel formally nominated for German election run

Angela Merkel's conservatives have formally nominated the German chancellor as her party's top candidate for the September parliamentary election in the region where she has her political base. The dpa … Click to Continue »

Merkel says, on NATO spending target, commitments have to be met

STRALSUND, Germany (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Germany needed to fulfill its commitment to boost defense spending to meet NATO's target of 2 percent of gross domestic product.

Germany's Merkel: keep working on 2-state Mideast solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing the need to work for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after President Donald Trump signaled that he could accept a different outcome. … Click to Continue »

If Trump imposes punitive tariffs, Europe must counter them: Merkel ally

BERLIN (Reuters) - Europe should impose punitive tariffs on imports from the United States if President Donald Trump acts to shield U.S. industries from foreign competitors, a senior ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a newspaper interview.

Germany's Merkel ready to meet French frontrunner Macron

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is ready to meet independent French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron before the French election and the two sides are discussing dates, a German government spokesman said on Friday.

Trump fires up German debate on military spending

US President Donald Trump's demand for NATO allies to boost defence spending is driving an election-year dispute between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their centre-left challengers led by Martin Schulz. It is a sensitive...Show More Summary

Merkel's conservatives seen ahead of Social Democrats in poll

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives were ahead of the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) in an opinion poll published on Friday, seven months ahead of what is expected to be a tight national election.

Poll puts Germany's SPD slightly ahead of Merkel's party

A new poll shows Germany's center-left Social Democrats nudging past Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc in support for the first time in more than a decade, riding a wave of … Click to Continue »

Conservative German lawmakers warn against politicizing NATO funding

BERLIN (Reuters) - Two senior members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Thursday warned election rivals the Social Democrats (SPD) against politicizing Germany's efforts to increase military spending, saying security threats made such steps essential.

Germany's Social Democrats ahead of Merkel's conservatives in poll

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats have overtaken Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in an opinion poll carried out by Infratest dimap for the first time since October 2006, ahead of a September federal election.

Merkel: False rape claim shows need for fake news wariness

Chancellor Angela Merkel says a rapidly debunked story that a German soldier serving as part of a NATO mission in Lithuania raped a teenage girl shows the need to be … Click to Continue »

Merkel's Bavarian allies signal open to limiting pay for top managers

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Bavarian allies signaled on Thursday that they wanted to limit pay for top managers ahead of a September election after the Social Democrats (SPD) presented a draft law on the issue.

Germany's 'man of the streets' Schulz plots path to defeat Merkel

BIELEFELD/BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) - His only experience of governing in Germany is as a town mayor. She is Europe's most powerful leader. Yet Martin Schulz wants to end Angela Merkel's 11-year run as chancellor and fundamentally shift Germany's role in Europe. He might just pull it off.

Germany to send home more rejected asylum seekers

Germany will speed up expulsions of rejected asylum seekers under measures agreed by Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet Wednesday, as controversy raged over sending people back to strife-torn Afghanistan. Under the new measures, immigration...Show More Summary

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