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Merkel’s conservatives hit new low, piling pressure on coalition

Angela Merkel's conservatives ruling coalition has fallen which could likely increase a chance for a federal election next year.

New questions over Merkel’s coalition as SPD chief resigns

Andrea Nahles has come under intense pressure after voters handed the centre-left party its worst score in European elections a week ago

Merkel party’s battle with YouTubers escalates

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's favoured successor gets into controversy with her apparent call to limit free speech around elections stoking further anger rather than putting down a raging youth-led YouTube revolt.

German state vote could threaten future of Merkel coalition

If the SPD loses Bremen to the conservative Christian Democrats, pressure will mount on party leader Andrea Nahles to stand down or break with the federal coalition.

Macron and Merkel: A relationship on the rocks?

With the impending European elections, Merkel and Macron's risk straining their ties as they both have different political priorities.

3 things to know as Germany opens massive ocean wind park

The wind park is a key project for Germany's "energy transition".

Europe grudgingly prepares to offer Britain Brexit delay

EU members are keen to ensure a semi-detached Britain does not seek leverage in Brexit talks.

Merkel sees Brexit extension to early 2020 as possibility

Merkel believes in the possibility of a Brexit deadline expansion, stating it would be discussed further at the coming EU Summit.

Merkel hopes May can find a way out Brexit maze by...

After more than two years of tortuous discussions about the minutiae of the separation, EU leaders are weary of London's failure to agree its own divorce and patience is wearing thin.

Merkel: EU has made final, far-reaching proposals on Brexit

Merkel said any decision on a delay to Brexit would be taken after the British parliament had voted.

Merkel distances herself from Macron’s Europe vision

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants Germany part of the EU permanent seat in the UN Security Council but her European reform vision is at odds with French's Emmanuel Macron.

How the Brexit agreement got back in play

The threat of the UK leaving the EU with no deal at the end of the month now seems all but gone, with an extension to the deadline a far likelier outcome.

Merkel ally confronts Orban in fight for soul of European right

Hungary's Viktor Orban vows to push the centre-right European People’s Party towards the far-right on issues such as migration.

Merkel opens spy agency’s massive new Berlin HQ

The BND complex now houses 4,000 of the spy agency's 6,500 staff.

Abe, Merkel laud free trade amid ‘choppy waters’ for multilateralism

The German chancellor said her meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was "between two national leaders who want to work together.

Germany’s Merkel calls for “zero tolerance” of anti-Semitism, hate

Merkel says it is everyone's responsibility to ensure "zero tolerance" of xenophobia and all forms of anti-Semitism.

Merkel eyes closer cooperation in EU defence systems

In a bid to counter growing eurosceptic nationalism before elections to the European Parliament in May, Merkel has stressed the importance of close cooperation within the bloc.

Merkel: Germany recognises responsibilty for Nazi crimes in Greece

Tensions linger over wartime reparations for the World War II Nazi occupation of Greece.

German politicians’ data published online in massive breach

A preliminary analysis showed the data had been obtained through "wrongful use of log-in information for cloud services, email accounts or social networks."

Merkel: Germany must fight for ‘convictions’

The German chancellor says climate change, immigration and the fight against terrorism cannot be solved by countries going it alone.

Britain’s May to ask Merkel to help change Brexit divorce deal

Brexit was plunged into chaos on Monday when May finally acknowledged that British lawmakers would not accept her current deal.

Merkel gets boost with ally’s party win

The career politician dubbed "mini Merkel" by the media is now in pole position to lead Germany's biggest party into the next general election, set for 2021.

Merkel successor hopefuls bid to bury her migration legacy

Merkel's fateful decision in 2015 to keep Germany's borders open to asylum seekers had deeply split the country.

Merkel calls for a ‘real, true’ European army

Merkel's call came as Trump again mocked French President Emmanuel Macron for his own suggestion for a European army, a proposal that Washington fears could overshadow the Nato alliance.