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German Chancellor Angela Merkel poses for a photograph after the recording of her annual New Year's speech at the Chancellery in Berlin. JOHN MACDOUGALL-AFP

Angela Merkel urges divided Germans to pull together in 2019

Acknowledging that her government disappointed many Germans in 2018, Chancellor Angela Merkel sought to pull the country together for 2019.
German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel is seen on stage during a party congress of Germany’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on December 7, 2018 at a fair hall in Hamburg, northern Germany. – German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand off leadership of her party after nearly two decades at the helm, with the race wide open between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Angela Merkel defends legacy as divided party picks new leader

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday offered a staunch defence of her moderate course during 18 years as party leader, as her Christian Democratic Union chose between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival to succeed her.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, June 12, 2017. (Sean Gallup-Getty Images)

End of an era: Angela Merkel passes torch to new party leader

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand off leadership of her party Friday after nearly two decades at the helm, with the race wide open between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

Angela Merkel defends UN migration pact as policies scrutinised in debate

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, spoke in defence of the UN migration pact as she said the policies were scrutiny in the Bundestag during a debate on the 2019 draft budget.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel looks on prior to the start of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ - AFP)

State poll threatens second blow to weakened Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday faces a second regional election within a fortnight set to inflict more pain on her shaky coalition and strengthen centrifugal forces that could yet tear it apart.
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Germany halts arms shipment to Saudi Arabia over slain Jamal Khashoggi

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has ordered a halt of arms shipment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
(FILES) This handout picture taken and released on May 13, 2018 and released on May 14, 2018 by the Turkish Presidential Press office shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) posing for a photo with German footballer of Turkish origin Mesut Ozil (L) in London. Footballer Mesut Ozil said on july 22, 2018 he had no regrets about his controversial photograph with Erdogan that sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany's national squad ahead of the World Cup. / AFP PHOTO / TURKISH PRESIDENTIAL PRESS SERVICE / KAYHAN OZER

Recep Erdogan accused of using Mesut Ozil saga to push Turkey’s Euro 2024 bid

German politicians on Wednesday accused Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of using Mesut Ozil's controversial retirement from international football to boost Turkey's bid to host Euro 2024 -- and weaken Germany's.

Angela Merkel’s leadership under threat over migrant policy

Angela Merkel's leadership is under threat after her alliance partner gave her two weeks to agree to turn away refugees at Germany's borders.

Russian spy chief: UK and US ‘staged’ Salisbury nerve agent attack

Russia's spy chief has claimed the Salisbury nerve agent attack was "staged" by Britain and the US, ahead of an emergency meeting of an international watchdog.

Angela Merkel begins fourth term as German Chancellor

Angela Merkel has finally begun her fourth term as Chancellor after almost six months of political deadlock in Germany.

German parliament meets to elect Angela Merkel for 4th term

Germany’s parliament is meeting to elect Angela Merkel for a fourth term as chancellor, ending nearly six months of political drift in Europe’s biggest economy.

Germany’s Social Democrats back coalition with Angela Merkel

Members of Germany's Social Democrat Party (SPD) have voted in favour of entering a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in a postal ballot, according to a statement by the party.

Angela Merkel to name new cabinet

The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel is preparing to name her ministerial team for a new German government, to give a new face to her administration.

Germany deadlock lifted as Angela Merkel enters coalition talks

Germany's centre-left party has agreed to coalition talks with Angela Merkel's conservatives after four months of deadlock.

Germany stops arms exports to Yemen combatants

Germany will stop all arms exports to countries involved in the ongoing war in Yemen, a government spokesperson has announced.

Angela Merkel’s party, others strike coalition deal

Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the Christian Social Union (CSU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD) have reached a breakthrough to begin official talks on coalition.

Germany’s Angela Merkel confirms ready to govern with liberals and Greens

German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed Saturday she would start talks with liberals and Greens to try to form a new coalition government after last month's election.

German far-right party calls for Merkel to be punished

Germany's leading right-wing party will press for Chancellor Angela Merkel to be "severely punished" for her immigration policies once it assumes a place in parliament, its leader said on Sunday.

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