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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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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.

Germany marks 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth

Germany marked the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth on Saturday, but the event was marred by protests against the revolutionary philosopher who remains a divisive figure almost three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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.

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.

Germany’s Angela Merkel vows swift return to govt work to boost Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised Monday that her new government would start work swiftly and lend a strong voice to Europe, a day after she secured a coalition for her fourth term.

Angela Merkel vows to work for the ‘good of Germany’ as SPD paves way...

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday vowed to work with the Social Democrats for the "good of Germany" as the centre-left party agreed to join her new coalition, but the veteran leader will go into her fourth term with weaker cards than before.

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.

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.

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 urges Germany’s SPD to back ‘fair’ coalition plan

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday urged the Social Democrats to make the "responsible" choice for Germany as the centre-left party readies for a crucial vote on seeking a coalition with her conservative bloc.

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.

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