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Angela Merkel: Chancellor of Germany
Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as the leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 2000 to 2018. Merkel has been widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman in the world, and, following the election of Donald Trump as U.S. President, by many commentators as the new leader of the Free World.

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Germany to extend halt on arms exports to Saudi: government source

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government will extend a halt on arms exports to Saudi Arabia, a German government source said on Monday, pointing to the war in neighbouring Yemen and the Social Democrats'..
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Climate protesters tell carmakers 'the party is over'

Thousands of protesters marched in front of Frankfurt's IAA car show on Saturday to demand a swift end to combustion engines and a shift to environmentally friendly vehicles as Chancellor Angela..
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Videos for Angela Merkel

Far-right AFD comes in second after ruling SPD in Brandenburg [Video]Far-right AFD comes in second after ruling SPD in Brandenburg

hancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners held off a surge in far right support in two state elections in eastern Germany on Sunday, averting an immediate..

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Merkel, allies bleed support to far-right AfD in German state elections [Video]Merkel, allies bleed support to far-right AfD in German state elections

Merkel, allies bleed support to far-right AfD in German state elections

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World leaders mark 80th anniversary of WW2 in Warsaw [Video]World leaders mark 80th anniversary of WW2 in Warsaw

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence joined Polish leaders on Sunday (September 1) to commemorate 80 years since the start of World War Two in Poland, where the conflict..

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Macron meets Johnson, while Pound recovers slightly on backstop hopes [Video]Macron meets Johnson, while Pound recovers slightly on backstop hopes

French President Emmanuel Macron warns Prime Minister Boris Johnson there isn't enough time to negotiate a whole new Brexit deal, while Angela Merkel's comments that she has not given Britain 30 days..

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Johnson struggles with Merkel's name [Video]Johnson struggles with Merkel's name

During a joint news conference in Berlin, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday seemed to have a hard time pronouncing the first name of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Rough Cut (no..

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Watch: Merkel sees 'possibilities' for Brexit compromise with Johnson [Video]Watch: Merkel sees 'possibilities' for Brexit compromise with Johnson

The German Chancellor wants to her Britain's proposals for an alternative to the backstop in a possible sign of compromise with Boris Johnson.

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Boris Johnson: We must lose the backstop to make a Brexit deal [Video]Boris Johnson: We must lose the backstop to make a Brexit deal

Prime Minister Boris Johnson tells his German counterpart Angela Merkel and assembled members of the press that the Irish backstop arrangements must be dropped from any proposed Brexit deal with the..

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson [Video]German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Boris Johnson is heading to Berlin and Paris to "see if there's movement" on the European side in an effort to break the..

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Johnson told EU is united over Brexit stance [Video]Johnson told EU is united over Brexit stance

The European Union has restated its "single united position" over Brexit as Boris Johnson prepares for talks with the leaders of its most influential nations. The Prime Minister is set to meet German..

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Boris Johnson vows to enter EU talks 'with a lot of oomph' despite backstop differences [Video]Boris Johnson vows to enter EU talks 'with a lot of oomph' despite backstop differences

The Prime Minister has said he will enter talks with EU leaders "with a lot of oomph" as differences between the UK and EU's position over the Withdrawal Agreement remain. Boris Johnson is due to meet..

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Climate Change top of the agenda as Nordic ministers meet Germany's Merkel in Iceland [Video]Climate Change top of the agenda as Nordic ministers meet Germany's Merkel in Iceland

The meeting comes after environmentalists in Iceland laid a commemorative plaque on the site of a Glacier on Sunday that had been declared dead. The Okjökull glacier had existed for 700 years and was..

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The Brief: Germany and Hungary mark 30th anniversary of fall of Iron Curtain [Video]The Brief: Germany and Hungary mark 30th anniversary of fall of Iron Curtain

The Brief: Germany and Hungary mark 30th anniversary of fall of Iron Curtain. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian premier Viktor Orban visit the Hungarian border town Sopron.

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Merkel and Orban commemorate the end of the Iron Curtain [Video]Merkel and Orban commemorate the end of the Iron Curtain

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban attend a church service to mark 30 years since the fall of the Iron Curtain. Joe Davies reports.

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Johnson, Corbyn sing different tunes on Brexit [Video]Johnson, Corbyn sing different tunes on Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday (August 19) called on Germany and France to compromise on Brexit, cautioning that the United Kingdom would be ready to leave the European Union without a..

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Leaked Brexit documents show 'worst case scenario' [Video]Leaked Brexit documents show 'worst case scenario'

Britain will face shortages of fuel, food and medicine if it leaves the European Union without a transition deal, according to leaked official documents reported by the Sunday Times. But ministers say..

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'Climate killer' protester rushes Merkel's stage at Frankfurt car show

A climate change protester was bundled away by security staff on Thursday after he tried to rush across a stage where German Chancellor Angela Merkel was inspecting a new electric vehicle at..
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Germany's Merkel still sees 'every chance' of orderly Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Britain could still leave the European Union with a deal but if that proved not to be the case then Berlin was prepared for a disorderly Brexit.
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Germany's Merkel urges China to uphold human rights in Hong Kong

China's economic rise brings an increased responsibility for Beijing on the world stage, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told lawmakers on Wednesday, adding that she had told Chinese leaders last week..
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Merkel: We'll keep trying to find solutions with Iran to avoid escalation

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Europe had decided to uphold the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and would keep trying to find solutions that averted escalation.
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Germany will do its part to avoid proxy war in Libya, says Merkel

Germany will do its part to avoid a proxy war in Libya, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, warning that the situation in the north African country risked destabilizing the whole of Africa.
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Boris Johnson news – live: Tory poll lead over Labour evaporates as Merkel says 'we are prepared for disorderly Brexit'

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Rising star of Germany's SPD quits as interim party chief due to illness

A widely respected caretaker leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD), junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, is standing down for health reasons, dealing the party a blow as it..
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Germany's Merkel presses for peaceful Hong Kong resolution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel renewed calls for a peaceful solution to unrest in Hong Kong on Saturday during her trip to China.
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Merkel says peaceful solution needed for Hong Kong

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that she discussed Hong Kong with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and that there needed to be a peaceful solution for the city.
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German Finance Minister Scholz vows to respect any SPD decision to quit Merkel's coalition

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Thursday he would respect any decision by his centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) to quit conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition.
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Most Germans expect Merkel coalition to last to 2021, poll shows

Almost three-quarters of Germans expect the ruling coalition government to last until the end of the current legislative period in 2021 and believe it would be good for Chancellor Angela Merkel to..
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Hong Kong protests overshadow Merkel trip to China

Violent protests in Hong Kong have complicated a three-day trip to China by Chancellor Angela Merkel that she plans to use to press for greater access to markets there for German businesses suffering..
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Be on your guard, Hong Kong activists tell Merkel before China trip

Days before Angela Merkel leaves for a tricky visit to Beijing, prominent Hong Kong activists have written to the German Chancellor calling her to be guided by her memories of life in dictatorial East..
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Germany's Scholz raises pressure on Merkel to think big on climate protection

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz on Monday urged Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to support far-reaching steps on climate protection, warning that failure to do so would raise questions..
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Narrow escapes in state votes earn big German parties a few months' relief

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners turned their sights with some relief on new hurdles months down the road after withstanding a..
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Buoyed by state votes, Germany's AfD takes aim at Merkel coalition

An emboldened far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) warned Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition partners they could not carry on as before after luring many of their voters to come second in..
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Merkel allies weather far-right surge in German regional elections

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners held off a surge in far right support in two state elections in eastern Germany on Sunday, averting an..
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Setback for German coalition as far right surges in regional elections

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and her Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners bled support to the far right in two state elections in eastern Germany on Sunday, dealing a double blow to her..
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Far-right surge in east German votes could jolt Merkel's coalition

Elections in two east German states on Sunday are set to show a surge in support for the far right and raise the pressure on conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel's Social Democrat (SPD) coalition..
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Poland marks 80th anniversary of start of World War Two

Leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday mark 80 years since the start of World War Two in Poland, with the conflict still a live political issue..
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Merkel hints at return to academia after politics

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to suggest on Saturday that she might return to academia at the end of her current term in office, which ends in 2021.
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Bolsonaro says conversation with Merkel reaffirms Brazil sovereignty over Amazon

Brazilian President Bolsonaro said he had a productive conversation on Friday regarding fires in the Amazon with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which reaffirmed Brazil's sovereignty over the world's..
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Brazil's Bolsonaro awaits news on U.S. help for Amazon

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may have news later in the day on his request to U.S. President Donald Trump for help fighting the Amazon rainforest fires, adding that he will talk..
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EU should not let itself be scared into Brexit renegotiation: Merkel ally

The European Union should not let itself be pressured into Brexit renegotiations following British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's decision to order the suspension of parliament for almost a month, a..
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Merkel has no Brexit update, says up to Brussels and London to talk

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she had nothing new to report on Brexit but that she expected the European Commission was working on the issue.
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EU's Oettinger welcomes prospect of 'pro-European' government in Italy

European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger, a member of Chancellor Merkel's conservatives in Germany, welcomed on Thursday the prospect of a new, pro-European government taking office in Italy, saying it..
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Far right to deal blow to shaky Merkel coalition in eastern votes

The far right is set to make strong gains in two regional elections in eastern German on Sunday, potentially upending 30 years of rule by the two main parties and hastening the break-up of Chancellor..
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Merkel welcomes G7 progress on seeking Iran solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday G7 leaders had taken a big step forward in their efforts to avoid an escalation of tensions with Iran over its nuclear program.
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Trump says G7 nears conclusion on Iran, Merkel says long way to go

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday there had been "great unity" among G7 leaders on the question of how to deal with Iran at a summit in France and they had "more or less" come to a conclusion.
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Merkel wants swift EU trade deal with U.S., thinks solution possible

Germany wants the European Union to reach a trade agreement with the United States as quickly as possible, Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters on Monday.
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Merkel says we need to explore all ways of reducing Iran tensions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said talks between the Iranian and French foreign ministers on Sunday were a side event to the G7 summit and every opportunity should be seized to resolve tensions..
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Merkel's Bavarian allies call for German climate bond

Germany's Christian Social Union (CSU), the sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), are planning to launch a climate bond to help fund its efforts to reduce emission..
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Merkel: '30 days' Brexit remarks were meant to highlight urgency

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had not given Britain 30 days to find a solution for the so-called Irish backstop but had wanted to highlight how short time was before Britain's planned..
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