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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)

Germany approves law allowing third gender on birth certificates

The German parliament on Friday approved a law allowing a third gender option on birth certificates for people who are not distinctly male or female.
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.
Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel hug after unveiling a plaque as part of the Armistice commemorations. AFP

Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel meet amid WWI centenary debate on European army

The leaders of France and Germany met in Berlin on Sunday to jointly remember the victims of European wars, presenting also a united front in countering global turmoil stoked by the mercurial US President Donald Trump.
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CDM urges CAN to come up with social media code of conduct for churches

The Christian Democratic Movement has urged the Christian Association of Nigeria to come up with Social Media Code of Conduct for the body of Christ in Nigeria.
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Angela Merkel vows to ‘win back trust’ after Bavaria poll debacle

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Monday to "win back trust" from voters after squabbling within her three-party coalition was blamed for severe election losses in the state of Bavaria.
Stefan Löfven is to step down after he lost a mandatory confidence vote in parliament. Photograph- Jonas Ekstromer-EPA

Sweden’s Stefan Lofven loses no-confidence vote in parliament

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Tuesday lost a no-confidence vote in parliament and will step down after four years in power, local media reported.
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Germany set to ease laws to fill skilled labour gaps

The German cabinet will soon decide on a proposal to make it easier for skilled workers from outside the European Union to move to Germany to take a job, a paper seen by Reuters shows, as Germany seeks to alleviate chronic labour shortages.

Germany’s Angela Merkel seeks compromise in asylum feud with border Police

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Party appeared willing to compromise in a bitter dispute over asylum policy, on Thursday.

Immigration row overshadows start of Angela Merkel’s fourth term

A scuffle over immigration has marred the first weeks in office of Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth coalition, promising anything but smooth sailing in the years ahead for the loveless left-right alliance.

Confidence grows for deal on new Angela Merkel government

Talks between the top German parties on forming a new government for Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth term spilled into overtime Monday but confidence appeared to be growing they would strike a deal.

Angela Merkel begins formal coalition talk with German parties

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet with the leaders of smaller parties on Friday (today) for the start of formal talks on forming a new governing coalition.

German ‘anti-Islam’ politician converts to Islam

A far-right, anti-Islam Alternative for Germany (AfD), Arthur Wagner, has converted to Islam.

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.

Majority of Germans see Angela Merkel gone by 2021 elections

A majority of the German population believes that Chancellor Angela Merkel will not see out the current parliamentary term that ends in 2021, in spite of ongoing talks to breathe new life into the grand coalition that has ruled for the past four years.

Angela Merkel optimistic over German govt coalition talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she is optimistic she can form a new government as she embarked in new coalition talks.

Netherlands joins Austria in suing Germany over motorway toll scheme

The Netherlands will join Austria in a European Court suit against Germany’s plans for a motorway toll which will discriminate against foreigners, the Transportation Ministry announced on Wednesday.

Outgoing Chilean leader Michelle Bachelet leaves uncertain legacy

In turbulent Latin America, Chile is admired for its political and economic stability, with low unemployment and inflation even lower.

Germany celebrates first gay marriages

Two German men made history Sunday by saying “I do” and becoming the first same-sex couple to marry after decades of struggle, but campaigners say the battle for equal rights isn’t over.

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