BERLIN — One of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s most distinctive character traits has been caution. For years, it served her well and helped her to sideline rivals and other rising stars. Her governing style eventually led to criticism at home for putting the nation into a “deep sleep” by refraining from clashing with her opponents, but she was still hailed as […]
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BERLIN (Reuters) - An influential member of Angela Merkel's conservatives on Friday urged the German chancellor to form a minority government instead of a planned alliance with the Social Democrats (SPD), saying the SPD would not be a reliable partner.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she is still "curious" about what Theresa May actually wants from Brexit. "I'm just curious how Britain envisages this future partnership," Merkel told journalists. Merkel and May held a press...Show More Summary
Chancellor Angela Merkel has been forced to make a spirited defense, while her prospective partner, head of the Social Democrats, was pushed aside.
VILSHOFEN, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) must seize the opportunity to reform the European Union in a new governing alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel, the party's interim leader said on Wednesday in appealing to members to back their coalition deal.
German Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz resigned today amidst talks of a possible coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's more conservative Christian Democratic Union. The Trump Administration suggests replacing food stamp vouchers...Show More Summary
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Social Democratic leader (SPD) Martin Schulz resigned on Tuesday, hoping to end turbulence that has rocked the center-left party since it agreed a coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative...
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Friday as Britain and its European Union partners head into crunch negotiations about Brexit.
BERLIN (Reuters) - A new German government will not change its policy regarding Britain's looming departure from the European Union, an official said after Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) reached a coalition deal last week.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel is heading into her final term as German chancellor, a close ally conceded on Monday, intensifying the jockeying over the succession to Europe's most powerful leader.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) faced further criticism on Monday from within their own parties over a new coalition deal that must still be approved by disgruntled SPD rank-and-file members.
Good morning! Here's what you need to know. 1. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday defended "painful" concessions she has made to the Social Democrats (SPD) to secure a fourth term. Merkel said she wanted a younger generation of her Christian Democrats (CDU) to fill ministerial posts in a new coalition with the SPD. 2. Show More Summary
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she plans to serve another full four-year term, despite growing criticism within her conservative ranks of the sweeping concessions she made to hold onto power. The veteran leader said that...Show More Summary
BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel on Sunday defended "painful" concessions she has made to the Social Democrats (SPD) to win a fourth term as German chancellor and said criticism among her conservatives was not a sign her authority was waning.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel declined to comment on Saturday on a Polish law that imposes jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in the Holocaust, saying she did not want to wade into Poland's internal affairs. The law...Show More Summary
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday mooted a "new chapter" in relations with Poland, strained by Warsaw's rejection of the EU's mandatory refugee quotas as well as Poland's controversial judicial reforms. Speaking ahead of aShow More Summary
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's hoped-for fourth government suffered a first defeat Friday before even being sworn in, as prospective foreign minister Martin Schulz stepped back after a series of U-turns. The perception among Social...Show More Summary
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel lashed out Friday at his likely successor, Martin Schulz, saying his party colleague had broken a promise not to serve in Chancellor Angela Merkel's new cabinet. "What's left is regret at how little...Show More Summary
BERLIN (Reuters) - The youth wing of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Friday demanded the bloc renew itself and build up a successor, warning it does not have much time after securing a much criticized coalition de...