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Merkel Says Free Trade Zone Between Germany, Russia Possible

The German chancellor said Germany is interested in economic cooperation with Russia, despite the current political differences between the two countries.

Merkel to tackle refugee surge as tensions in Germany grow

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government will hold a crisis meeting to address a surge of refugees amid an upturn in attacks against shelters and complaints from local authorities about a lack of funding to house them, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Friday.

The 10 most important things in the world right now

Hello! Here's what you need to know for Friday. 1. An estimated 1,500 people, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, will attend a state memorial service Friday for the victims of the Germanwings plane crash. 2. Russian President...Show More Summary

Berlin to Tokyo: Merkel Presses Japan to Join China-Led AIIB

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Japan to join the China-led planned Asian Infrastructure Bank (AIIB), according to Japanese government sources.

Dutch populist Wilders mocks Merkel at German PEGIDA rally

DRESDEN, Germany (Reuters) - Far-right Dutch politician Geert Wilders attempted on Monday to boost the German anti-Islam movement PEGIDA with a speech that mocked Chancellor Angela Merkel for saying Muslims "belong to Germany", but the demonstration failed to draw huge crowds.

Senate Building Super-Secret Spy Encyclopedia

The Senate Intelligence Committee was surprised to learn that the NSA was eavesdropping on German chancellor Angela Merkel during the Edward Snowden leaks. As a result, they've decided to build what the Associated Press calls "a secret encyclopedia of American intelligence collection" to better understand what's going on. That might be... More »

Merkel Powerbase at Risk as Tsipras Courts Putin

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' gamble in taking a two-day trip to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow may well pay-off, but may well be at the expense of the reputation and powerbase of German Chancellor Angela Mer...

Confessions of a Vulture Journalist

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By the time I arrived at the staging area in the French Alps last week, I was a day late to the biggest story in the world. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Françoise Hollande had just sped past me in a fleet of black...Show More Summary

DPR, LPR Call on Merkel and Hollande to Stop Kiev Flouting Minsk Agreement

The heads of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR) Alexander Zakharchenko and Igor Plotnitsky called on French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the representatives of the guarantor countries to demand that the Ukrainian side stops ignoring the Minsk agreements.

Is Merkel facing a Bundestag rebellion on Greece?

On Tuesday, Peter Gauweiler MP, Deputy Chairman of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CSU sister party resigned, citing the German government’s position on the successive euro bailouts as the reason. Headlines claimed this spells trouble for Merkel - but how much of a threat is it really? Open Europe's Nina Schick investigates. Show More Summary

Merkel says Ukraine ceasefire hasn't been fully implemented

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that the situation in Ukraine had become calmer in the weeks following the Minsk agreement but added that the ceasefire had not yet been fully implemented.

Heavy Arms Pullout in East Ukraine Lacks Transparency - Merkel

German Chancellor Merkel said during a joint press conference with Ukrainian Prime Minister Yatsenyuk that there was not enough transparency in the withdrawal of heavy weapons in eastern Ukraine.

Most Steps Toward Iran Nuclear Agreement Made - Merkel

Headway has been made toward working out an agreement between six world powers and Iran on its contested nuclear development program, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at a press conference Wednesday.

German cabinet imposes high barriers for fracking

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet signed off on a draft law on Wednesday that imposes an effective ban on the controversial technique of fracking for shale gas.

Poroshenko, Merkel Agree to Hold Meeting in Normandy Format

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to hold a meeting of foreign ministers in the Normandy format to discuss the Ukrainian crisis.

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Bloomberg: Merkel, Hollande Say Time Short for Greek Economic Plan. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande pressed Greece’s government to come up with an economic plan that its creditors can approve, saying time is short. Show More Summary

Merkel Fears Split in EU Regarding Anti-Russian Sanctions – German Media

Statements made by the German Chancellor during her visit to Finland demonstrate her concerns about a split among European countries, arising from their different stances towards Russia, Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten wrote.

Time running out for Greece: Merkel

German chancellor again puts pressure on Athens to come up with suitable reform plan.

Yatsenyuk to Meet Merkel During Visit to Berlin on April 1-2

The Ukrainian prime minister is set to meet with the German chancellor during his visit to Berlin in the beginning of April.

German conservative quits after refusing to back Greek aid extension

BERLIN (Reuters) - A prominent Eurosceptic in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc resigned on Tuesday, saying he had come under pressure to back an extension of Greece's bailout, becoming first high-profile German politician to do so.

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