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Angela Merkel: Chancellor of Germany
Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician serving as the 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 by some commentators as the "leader of the free world".

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Self-Quarantines [Video]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Self-Quarantines

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is under voluntary self-quarantine. Merkel isolated herself two days after she was in contact with a doctor who later tested positive for the novel coronavirus...

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel goes into quarantine [Video]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel goes into quarantine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel helds a briefing on measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus before going into quarantine herself. She took the precaution after being informed that a doctor who..

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Coronavirus outbreak: Angela Merkel calls pandemic 'the biggest challenge since WWII" [Video]

Coronavirus outbreak: Angela Merkel calls pandemic 'the biggest challenge since WWII"

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Even a trillion dollar promise can't lift global stocks [Video]

Even a trillion dollar promise can't lift global stocks

European and Asian shares slid again Wednesday, even after Donald Trump said he planned a $1 trillion package of aid for the U.S. economy. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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The economic remedies for the coronavirus [Video]

The economic remedies for the coronavirus

Leaders and policymakers have been forced to act as the coronavirus sparks economic panic. These are some of the key measures being taken. Megan Revell reports.

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WHO describes coronavirus outbreak as pandemic [Video]

WHO describes coronavirus outbreak as pandemic

The World Health Organization sees the outbreak of the new coronavirus as a pandemic, Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday. Francesca Lynagh reports.

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Most people will get coronavirus, says Merkel [Video]

Most people will get coronavirus, says Merkel

Up to 70% of the population is likely to be infected with the coronavirus that is currently spreading around the world, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, as Italy entered its second..

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Angela Merkel handshake rebuffed by interior minister [Video]

Angela Merkel handshake rebuffed by interior minister

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's outstretched hand was rebuffed by her interior minister at a meeting with migrant groups in Berlin on Monday, as the country updated the number of people infected with..

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Angela Merkel’s CDU to elect new leader in April to try to revive fortunes [Video]

Angela Merkel’s CDU to elect new leader in April to try to revive fortunes

The centre-right Christian Democrats are in disarray following recent electoral setbacks and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s decision to stand aside.View on euronews

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Merkel's party punished by voters in Hamburg state election [Video]

Merkel's party punished by voters in Hamburg state election

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) won most support in a vote in the northern city of Hamburg on Sunday and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives came third in the first electoral test since her..

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Hamburg voters punish German far right, Merkel party: Exit polls [Video]

Hamburg voters punish German far right, Merkel party: Exit polls

Exit polls suggest Greens biggest winners in Hamburg election while AfD and FDP may fail to enter Parliament.

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'Racism is a poison': Angela Merkel reacts to Hanau shisha bar murders [Video]

'Racism is a poison': Angela Merkel reacts to Hanau shisha bar murders

"Racism is a poison. Hatred is a poison," said Chancellor Angela Merkel after the deadly Hanau shootings. View on euronews

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German mass shooting reopens gun law debates [Video]

German mass shooting reopens gun law debates

Germany's government faced calls to toughen gun ownership laws and step up efforts to track far-right sympathisers, after the suspect in one of its worst mass shootings since World War Two was found to..

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Merkel reacts to Hanau attack: Racism and hatred are poison [Video]

Merkel reacts to Hanau attack: Racism and hatred are poison

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the deadly shootings in Hanau and pledged to fight against those who try to divide the country along ethnic lines. Speaking Thursday in Berlin, Mrs Merkel..

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Right-wing extremist behind deadly German gun rampage: officials [Video]

Right-wing extremist behind deadly German gun rampage: officials

A gunman with suspected far-right links shot dead nine people, some of them migrants from Turkey, in an overnight rampage through a German city before killing himself, officials said. Joe Davies..

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If AKK can't be the next Merkel, who can? Step forward Friedrich Merz [Video]

If AKK can't be the next Merkel, who can? Step forward Friedrich Merz

If AKK can't be the next Merkel, who can? Step forward Friedrich Merz

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Merkel successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to quit after vote debacle [Video]

Merkel successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to quit after vote debacle

Merkel successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to quit after vote debacle

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Merkel thanks compliant Germans, shutdown to continue until at least April 20

Germans have been largely compliant with rules to prevent the spread of coronavirus, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, as confirmed cases in the country continued to rise and her chief of..
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Germany will not ease shutdown until at least April 20: paper

Germany will not ease measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus before at least April 20, Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff told a German newspaper.
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Merkel, Trump to explore cooperation on fighting coronavirus: spokesman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed during a phone call on Friday to explore possible cooperation on combating to the coronavirus pandemic, a government spokesman..
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Crisis management boosts Merkel's conservatives in poll

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc has risen in public opinion thanks to the government's management of the coronavirus crisis, with a poll on Thursday putting it at the highest level..
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Merkel is healthy and in constant contact with cabinet: spokesman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is well, in close contact with her cabinet and holding international talks from home, where she is self-quarantining after coming into contact with an infected doctor, a..
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Merkel's initial coronavirus test came back negative: spokesman

Angela Merkel's initial test for coronavirus came back negative, a government spokesman said on Monday, adding that the German chancellor would undergo further tests.
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Merkel is well, awaiting coronavirus test result: spokesman

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is awaiting the result of a test to establish whether she has coronavirus after visiting a doctor who has tested positive for the illness, her spokesman said on Monday.
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German vice-chancellor says Merkel is healthy but working from home

German Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz said Chancellor Angela Merkel, who on Sunday went into quarantine after coming into contact with a coronavirus-infected doctor, was healthy but working from home.
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'Optimistic' Merkel not infected with coronavirus: chief of staff

German Chancellor Angela Merkel only had brief contact with a doctor who later tested positive for coronavirus so there is a good chance she is not infected, her chief of staff said late on Sunday.
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Coronavirus: Germany tightens curbs and bans meetings of more than two

The country expands restrictions on social interaction as Chancellor Merkel goes into quarantine.
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Bavaria head more popular than Merkel in midst of coronavirus crisis

The premier of the southern state of Bavaria, Markus Soeder, is Germany's most popular politician, a poll showed on Friday, boosting his chances of standing as the conservative chancellor candidate in..
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Merkel tells Germans: Fighting virus demands war-time solidarity

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday urged all German citizens to help fight the spread of the coronavirus by sticking to rules aimed at reducing direct social contact and avoiding as many new..
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Merkel plans rare TV address, but will announce no new restrictions: broadcaster

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will make a rare television address to the nation on Wednesday evening, but is not expected to announce further restrictions beyond the social distancing measures..
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German CDU leadership contender Merz has coronavirus

Friedrich Merz, one of the most likely candidates to take over the leadership of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), said on Tuesday in a tweet that he had tested..
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Merkel says 'Let's get through this' as shops, bars and churches shut

German shops will close, restaurants cut their opening hours and churches and mosques will stand empty under drastic steps announced on Monday to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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Merkel tells Germans: let's get through coronavirus quickly

Germany announced unprecedented plans on Monday to close most shops, limit restaurants' opening hours and ban religious services to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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Merkel: Drastic closures needed to counter coronavirus

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday announced a raft of measures limiting social contact in an attempt to slow the progress of the coronavirus epidemic, but said the government would attempt to..
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France's Macron condemns unilateral border control measures over coronavirus

French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday condemned unilateral border control measures taken by some European Union countries in a bid to control the coronavirus outbreak, following a phone briefing..
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Macron, Merkel to discuss coronavirus, borders with EU officials

French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the coronavirus and the topic of border controls on Monday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leading EU officials Charles Michel and Ursula von der..
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Merkel says coronavirus situation more extraordinary than banking crisis

The coronavirus crisis is proving more of an extraordinary situation than the banking crisis, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, adding that her government's focus now was not how its budget..
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Germany's Merkel urges Libyan PM al-Sarraj to sign ceasefire

German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke by phone with Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj on Thursday, a German government spokesman said in a statement, urging him to move quickly toward signing a..
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Merkel's party postpones congress to choose new leader due to coronavirus

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) have postponed a conference scheduled for April 25 in Berlin to choose a new party leader due to the coronavirus and said it would reschedule..
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Two-thirds of Germans may get coronavirus, Merkel says

Germany will spend what it takes to tackle the coronavirus which is likely to infect up to 70% of the population in Europe's largest economy, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.
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Merkel's comment on virus infecting most people can cause panic: Czech PM quoted

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's comment that 60% of the population will be infected by the coronavirus may cause panic, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said, news agency CTK reported on Wednesday.
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Merkel distances herself from fiscal policy of no new borrowing

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday distanced herself from her government's fiscal policy pledge of not incurring any new debt.
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Coronavirus: Up to 70% of Germany could become infected - Merkel

The chancellor warns that as many as 58 million Germans could become infected by coronavirus.
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Merkel: We will do what is necessary on coronavirus

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised on Wednesday to do what was needed to counter the effects of the coronavirus and that would happen in agreement with European partners.
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On coronavirus, we'll spend what it takes, says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel declined to set a cap on the costs of dealing with the challenge of the coronavirus epidemic.
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EU coronavirus aid package won't fail because of Germany: Merkel

The European Union's fiscal monitoring framework has enough flexibility built in to cope even with extraordinary situations like the coronavirus epidemic, for Italy as well as Germany, Chancellor..
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Most people will get the coronavirus, aim is to slow its spread: Merkel

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German chancellor, health minister to hold news conference on coronavirus at 1030 GMT

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Health Minister Jens Spahn will hold a news conference on the coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday (1030 GMT), organizers said.
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Germany's Merkel could meet unions, employers to discuss virus: sources

The German government is planning a meeting of Chancellor Angela Merkel with representatives of unions and employers on Friday to discuss the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, two government sources..
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Over beer and herrings, CDU's eastern faithful spurn Merkel 2.0

In a beer hall in eastern Germany, locals are toasting the man they are counting on to see out Chancellor Angela Merkel and her brand of liberal conservatism.
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German SPD calls for subsidies to help virus-hit industries

The head of Germany's Social Democrats called on Sunday for more support for firms forced to cut output because of the coronavirus epidemic, ahead of a policy meeting with the other parties in..
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Erdogan tells Merkel Turkey-EU migration regulations not working, need revision

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday that migration regulations between Turkey and the European Union were not working and needed to be revised, the Turkish..
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Sixteen people running to become leader of Merkel's party: report

There are 16 people running to replace Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), the Funke newspaper group on Friday cited sources in the party..
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Merkel calls for safety zones in northern Syria: sources

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told fellow conservative lawmakers that she is in favor of setting up safety zones in northern Syria where Turkey is in a deepening standoff with Russia, two..
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Putin, Merkel discussed situation in Syria's Idlib: RIA cites Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the situation in Syria's Idlib region with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a telephone call, the RIA news agency cited the Kremlin as saying on Tuesday.
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Merkel: Turkey's Erdogan shouldn't use refugees to show discontent

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she understood that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan expected more help from Europe to deal with the refugee crisis, but added he should not use refugees..
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Greek PM, Merkel discuss Turkey, migrants' moves towards Greek borders

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis discussed the situation in Turkey and the movement of migrants towards Greek borders during a call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the prime minister's..
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New start or continuity? Merkel party leadership race kicks off

A long-time opponent of Angela Merkel promised to oversee a new start for her struggling Christian Democrats (CDU) on Tuesday as he lined up against two rivals in the race to take over Germany's main..
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Germany CDU leadership candidate Merz says critical of ECB policy

Germany's Friedrich Merz, a candidate for the leadership of Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU), said on Tuesday he viewed European Central Bank policy as worthy of criticism.
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Friedrich Merz, an erstwhile rival of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, said on Tuesday he expected to come to an understanding with her if he is successful in his run for the leadership of their..
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