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Merkel says US calling European cars a threat is ‘frightening’

Merkel points out that the biggest car plant of German luxury brand BMW is not in Bavaria but in South Carolina, from where it exports vehicles to China.

Germany’s Merkel says ‘still time’ to find Brexit solution

Merkel says two months is not a long time but there is still time, and this should be used by all sides.

Merkel’s coalition partner demands answers over German data breach

The government said that personal data and documents from hundreds of German politicians and public figures, including Merkel had been published online.

Macron, Merkel urge ‘full’ Ukraine ceasefire ahead of planned truce

In a joint statement, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the latest ceasefire announcement.

Under-fire Putin briefs Trump over Ukraine as EU leaders up pressure

Putin said he explained Moscow's position when the leaders met briefly at a summit dinner.

Merkel set for late G20 arrival after ‘serious’ plane malfunction

German media reports said the plane suffered a complete breakdown of the on-board communication system, a problem described as extremely rare.

Macron, Merkel aim to present united stance in Trump era

At their second meeting in a week, the two are expected to once again raise the idea of establishing a European army as a symbol of a united continent, a proposal that has raised Trump's hackles.

Macron, Merkel meet amid WWI centenary debate on European army

The pair will likely delve deeper into the idea of a future European army.

Merkel protege eyes female quota for lawmakers, takes aim at dual...

Among women, support for Merz dropped to around half the level achieved by Kramp-Karrenbauer.

World leaders mark 100 years since WWI Armistice in Paris

Around 70 leaders including US and Russian Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice.

Leaders of France and Germany in poignant show of unity 100...

President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel inspected troops from a joint Franco-German Brigade before unveiling a plaque paying tribute to the reconciliation and renewed friendship between the foes of two world wars.

Germany recalls Kristallnacht as anti-Semitism, nationalism on rise

Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined that Kristallnacht happened after a creeping process in which anti-Semitism was first tolerated, and later encouraged.

Merkel’s conservatives quarrel over party’s course

Health Minister Jens Spahn said the CDU had watered down its profile by becoming too centrist in the past years.

Merkel ally wants tough message on sex crimes for refugees

German police arrested seven Syrian men, aged 19 to 29, along with a 25-year-old German man last month on suspicion of raping a woman in the southwestern town of Freiburg.

Macron, Merkel back Europe coordination on arms sales to Saudi Arabia

The two leaders agreed not to announce their next positions on the issue without first coordinating "at the European level."

Merkel calls on Saudi Arabia for full facts on Khashoggi’s death

Merkel portrayed the events surrounding the journalist’s killing as a warning that democratic freedoms are under assault across the globe.

Merkel’s Bavarian allies face threat of poll debacle

The Christian Social Union (CSU) are expected to lose their absolute majority, polls say.

Cologne on lockdown as Erdogan wraps up ill-tempered visit to Germany

Police snipers were stationed on rooftops and the area was cordoned off after the city authorities cancelled plans for up to 25,000 people to be allowed to gather outside the mosque.

German city braces for protests as Erdogan opens mega mosque

The inauguration will be the closing event of Erdogan's three-day state visit, aimed at repairing frayed ties with Berlin after two years of tensions.

Erdogan, Merkel to meet amid tensions, protests

It will be Erdogan's first official visit to Germany since becoming president in 2014, and follows a prolonged bout of tensions sparked by Berlin's criticism of his crackdown on opponents in the wake of a failed 2016 coup.

Merkel stresses media freedom after police blocked TV crew at far-right...

Merkel said that, while the right to free assembly is equally important, demonstrators must accept that they may be filmed by media organisations.

Merkel eyes German EU chief

The paper said Germany's leader views the head of the Commission as more politically relevant than the same role within the ECB.

Merkel says don’t expect much from meeting with Putin

Speaking on the eve of talks with the Russian leader, Merkel pitched the meeting as the product of necessity rather than choice.

Merkel to host Putin for talks on Syria, Ukraine, energy

Merkel will host Putin at the government retreat Meseberg castle north of Berlin, where they will only give media statements but not hold a joint press conference.