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Merkel calls for end to 'massacre' in Syria

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday called for an end to the "massacre" in Syria after fresh air strikes on a rebel-held enclave in the war-torn country killed another 13 people. Condemning the Syrian regime for targeting "its...Show More Summary

Merkel calls for Europe to step up to global challenges

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday the European Union needed to develop a response to growing global political and economic pressures and that this would be the spirit of an EU summit this week.

Germany won’t become the ‘leader of the free world’ after all, and the Germans don’t mind

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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 […]

Greece-Macedonia name row edging towards solution, says Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Macedonia is closer than any time in the last decade to settling a long-standing dispute over its name with Greece which has thwarted Skopje's ambitions to join NATO and the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

Brexit 'challenging' for EU budget: Merkel

Net contributor Britain's planned departure from the EU leaves the bloc's remaining 27 members with a "very challenging" budget hole to plug, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday. Policymakers will need to find between 12 andShow More Summary

Minority government better than SPD alliance: top German conservative argues

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.

Angela Merkel says she is still 'curious' about what the UK actually wants from Brexit

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

German Coalition Deal Has Both Sides Sour, Even Before the Ink Dries

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Chancellor Angela Merkel has been forced to make a spirited defense, while her prospective partner, head of the Social Democrats, was pushed aside.

German SPD leader invokes Europe to sell coalition deal with Merkel

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 SPD Leader Resigns, Israeli PM Might Face Corruption Charges, and Hundreds of Thousands of Venezuelans Flee Their Socialist Utopia: P.M. Links

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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

German SPD leader quits in bid to calm party after coalition deal with Merkel

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...

UK PM May to meet Germany's Merkel on Friday

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.

New German government will not alter Brexit policy, official says

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.

Factbox: Who could wield the knife? Scenarios for a Merkel exit

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.

Merkel, SPD under renewed fire over German coalition deal

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.

10 things you need to know in markets today

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

Merkel says she plans to govern for full four-year term

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

Merkel defends painful coalition concessions, denies authority waning

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.

Merkel dodges question on Poland's new Holocaust law

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

Ahead of Polish PM's visit, Merkel moots 'new chapter' in ties

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

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