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Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May shelters from the rain under an umbrella after attending a church service near to her Maidenhead constituency, west of London on December 9, 2018. – Theresa May wants to go down in history as the prime minister who safely steered Britain out of Europe — a cause she did not believe in when the Brexit referendum was held. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Theresa May tours Europe in bid to save Brexit deal

Embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May faced sympathy but firm refusals on a desperate tour of European capitals on Tuesday, with EU leaders ruling out any renegotiation of the Brexit deal.
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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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.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during a joint press conference with the Croatian Prime Minister in Berlin on August 28, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - Tobias SCHWARZ

Germany eases immigration rules to attract foreign job seekers

Worker-starved Germany will ease immigration rules to attract foreign job seekers, including giving well-integrated irregular migrants in employment a shot at staying, ministers said Tuesday.
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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.
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Angela Merkel admits her government lost public trust over migration feud

German Chancellor Angela Merkel conceded during her annual summer press conference on Friday that the recent government crisis over migration policy cost her coalition public trust that will have to be won back.
German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to the press before leaving the first day of a European Union leaders’ summit focused on migration, Brexit and eurozone reforms. Aris Oikonomou|AFP|Getty Images

Angela Merkel: Government lost public trust over migration feud

German Chancellor Angela Merkel conceded during her annual summer press conference on Friday that the recent government crisis over migration policy cost her coalition public trust that will have to be won back.

US cuts aid to Zimbabwe action groups ahead of election

The United States said Monday it had cut funding to three Zimbabwean civil action groups citing "possible misuse" of money ahead of July 30 elections, the first vote since Robert Mugabe was ousted.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel. - AFP PHOTO - John MACDOUGALL

Embattled Merkel draws up new measures to tackle migration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn up a raft of measures to tighten controls on the influx of migrants, according to a document submitted to her coalition partners Saturday as she battles for political survival.
German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to the press before leaving the first day of a European Union leaders’ summit focused on migration, Brexit and eurozone reforms. Aris Oikonomou|AFP|Getty Images

UN gives cautious nod to EU deal on migrants

The UN gave a cautious welcome on Friday to a migration deal reached by European Union leaders, while urging member states to share responsibility and help frontline countries led by Italy.

Germany to refuse migrants from July if no European deal found

Germany’s interior minister vowed Monday to close the border to migrants by July if Angela Merkel fails to find solutions with European partners, but the chancellor rejected the threat.

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.

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.

German minister wants to ramp up voluntary return of Nigerian, other migrants

Germany’s voluntary programme for returning migrants to their homelands should be ramped up in the opinion of the new Development Minister Gerd Mueller.

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 ready for ‘painful compromises’ to seal govt deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said Tuesday she is prepared to make "painful compromises" in a final round of talks to seal a coalition deal for her fourth term and end months of political limbo in Europe's top economy.

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Elections: EU observers commend INEC

The European Union Election observation Mission (EUEOM) to Nigeria has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for improving electoral procedures and logistics following the March 23 supplementary Governorship election.

AU members states restates commitment to unity, stability

Member States of the African Union (AU), on Monday reaffirmed their unwavering commitment to a united, stable and prosperous Africa.

Enugu government to distribute 20,000 palm oil seedlings to farmers

AS part of its resolve to boost the Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of Enugu state by enhancing local palm oil production, the state government has made known its plans to distribute 20,000 oil palm seedlings to farmers for the upcoming planting season.

Minister: Federal government need extra N142 billion for new airport terminals

The Federal Government yesterday told the Senate that an additional $461.8 million (N141.31 billion) was required for new terminals across the country.
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APC to zone Senate President to North-East, Speaker to South-West

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will zone the position of Senate President of the 9th National Assembly to the North-East, while that of the Speaker of the House of Representatives will be zoned to the South-West, according to a report.