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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 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.

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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.

Message to America's Mid-East Allies: Blocking the Iran Nuclear Agreement Is Not an Option

It would be hard today to find even one country that thinks the reunification of Germany was a bad idea. Yet, in 1989 when German Chancellor Helmut Kohl first floated the concept, it met with strenuous opposition from two of America's closest European allies--Margaret Thatcher's Britain, and Francois Mitterrand's France. Show More Summary

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.

Jewish leader condemns German vice chancellor's Iran trip

BERLIN (Reuters) - The head of the World Jewish Congress sharply criticized German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Wednesday for his recent visit to Iran, accusing him of putting business interests before morals and calling his approach to Tehran naive.

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.

Iran dismisses Germany’s call to improve ties with Israel

A day after German Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel urged Iran to improve its ties with Israel, an Iranian government spokeswoman rejected the call to do so, stating that the Shiite nation’s stance on Israel had not changed following last week’s historic nuclear accord. Gabriel, who is currently on a three-day visit to Iran, is the […]

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.

German Vice Chancellor Heads Trade Delegation Visiting Iran

German Vice Chancellor and Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel became the first high-ranking European politician to visit Iran following the nuclear deal.

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.

German Vice Chancellor Balks at Finance Minister's 5-Year Grexit Proposal

Vice Chancellor and Economics Minister Sigmar Gabriel says Woflgang Schaeuble was wrong to advocate Greece’s temporary exit from the European currency zone as Berlin’s official position.

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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