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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 a "leader of the free world".

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Greta, Merkel, big oil and a tax truce - Davos Thursday highlights

Here are the highlights from Day 3 of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss ski resort of Davos:
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Don't scrap imperfect Iran deal before we have a better one, Merkel says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned against prematurely scrapping an international nuclear deal with Iran, saying that it would be wrong to abandon an "imperfect" deal with nothing better in place.
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Videos for Angela Merkel

Countries involved in Libya to respect arms embargo: Merkel says [Video]Countries involved in Libya to respect arms embargo: Merkel says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said countries with interests in the Libyan conflict had agreed that they should respect a much-violated arms embargo.View on euronews

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Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference [Video]Leaders arrive in Berlin ahead of Libya conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greeted world leaders in the German capital on Sunday in a last ditch attempt to convince warring Libyan sides to agree and stick to a ceasefire. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Battered faces of female celebrities appear in Italian street art to denounce violence [Video]Battered faces of female celebrities appear in Italian street art to denounce violence

The battered faces of Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton and Angela Merkel stare out of posters in Milan created by Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo to raise awareness of violence against women.

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Merkel meets Putin to discuss Middle East crisis [Video]Merkel meets Putin to discuss Middle East crisis

Merkel meets Putin to discuss Middle East crisis

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Russia and Turkey push for ceasefire in Libya [Video]Russia and Turkey push for ceasefire in Libya

German Chancellor Angela Merkel backed the ceasefire effort and announced talks would take place in Berlin.

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Putin welcomes Merkel to Moscow [Video]Putin welcomes Merkel to Moscow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Russia on Jan. 11 for talks with President Vladimir Putin on the crisis triggered by the killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a..

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Barclay defends PM over Middle East crisis [Video]Barclay defends PM over Middle East crisis

Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay has defended Prime Minister Boris Johnson against allegations of being "absent" during the Middle East crisis. He said: "the prime minister has been very engaged with..

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Angela Merkel Vows To Try And Fight Climate Change [Video]Angela Merkel Vows To Try And Fight Climate Change

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said “everything humanly possible” must be done to fight climate change. Merkel admitted she would not “live long enough to witness the worst effects of global..

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Germany gears up for post-Merkel era [Video]Germany gears up for post-Merkel era

With Chancellor Angela Merkel bowing out of politics at the next federal election, she will need to figure out how to transfer her popularity to the next party leader.

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EU agrees on 2050 climate neutrality without Poland [Video]EU agrees on 2050 climate neutrality without Poland

European Union leaders agreed on Friday to a 2050 climate neutrality target for the bloc, after hours of haggling with eastern European states demanding funds to support a transition away from fossil..

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U.S. President mocks teen climate activist Thunberg [Video]U.S. President mocks teen climate activist Thunberg

U.S. President Donald Trump ridiculed 16-year-old Greta Thunberg on Thursday after the Swedish climate activist was named Time's Person of the Year for 2019. Zachary Goelman reports.

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Ways of travel: Putin arrives in limo, Zelenskiy uses crossover [Video]Ways of travel: Putin arrives in limo, Zelenskiy uses crossover

Video shows Putin arriving to Normandy talks in limo, Merkel getting out of Mercedes and and Zelenskiy using crossover identical to one used by Macron

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Merkel visits Auschwitz memorial for the first time after 14 years as Germany's Chancellor [Video]Merkel visits Auschwitz memorial for the first time after 14 years as Germany's Chancellor

The Chancellor, accompanied by Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki during the visit, will bring a 60 million euro donation to help conserve the place where the Nazis ran their largest death camp.

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Angela Merkel visits the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial [Video]Angela Merkel visits the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki walked past the infamous "Work Sets You Free" gate at the Auschwitz memorial on Friday. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Germany's Merkel visits Auschwitz for first time as chancellor [Video]Germany's Merkel visits Auschwitz for first time as chancellor

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Trump jokes with attendee about calling Trudeau 'two-faced' [Video]Trump jokes with attendee about calling Trudeau 'two-faced'

U.S. President Donald Trump in what appeared to be another unguarded moment at the NATO summit in London on Wednesday joked with an attendee saying, “That was funny” when he called Canadian Prime..

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'Two-faced': Trump lashes Trudeau for overheard comments [Video]'Two-faced': Trump lashes Trudeau for overheard comments

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson are filmed at a Buckingham Palace event apparently talking in an unguarded fashion..

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'Two-faced': Trump reacts to Trudeau's gossip [Video]'Two-faced': Trump reacts to Trudeau's gossip

U.S. President Donald Trump claims that banter between world leaders about him, caught on camera, happened because Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was upset about a confrontation with the..

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Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart Number 10 [Video]Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart Number 10

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan have departed Number 10 Downing Street following a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

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Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart at Number 10 [Video]Merkel, Erdogan and Macron depart at Number 10

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan have departed Number 10 Downing Street following a meeting with Prime Minister Boris Johnson...

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Merkel, Erdogan and Macron arrive at Number 10 [Video]Merkel, Erdogan and Macron arrive at Number 10

Boris Johnson is meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Turkey's leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks ahead of the 70th anniversary celebration of Nato this..

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Trump off to London for NATO summit, under pressure to steer clear of British election [Video]Trump off to London for NATO summit, under pressure to steer clear of British election

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves on Monday for a NATO summit in London and he is under pressure from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to resist the temptation to wade into the British election..

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Don't shun China, urges Merkel at American prize ceremony

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged Western global powers to include China in their multilateral system and treat Beijing equally rather than freeze it out and risk slipping into a Cold..
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Berlin summit on Libya did not discuss any sanctions: Merkel

World leaders at a Libya conference in Berlin did not discuss possible sanctions for violations of an international arms embargo, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday.
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Merkel aims to get commitment to Libya arms embargo at Berlin conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the willingness shown by Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar to stick to a ceasefire in Libya and said a conference in Berlin on Sunday must try to get a..
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Brexit is a 'wake-up call' for Europe, says Angela Merkel

But German chancellor warns leaving EU leads to loss of influence
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Merkel to seek end to Huawei dispute in her conservative camp: sources

Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet senior conservative lawmakers on Thursday to resolve a dispute in her own party over whether to bar China's Huawei [HWT.UL] from the country's 5G network rollout,..
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Climate activists invoke German constitution to sue Merkel government

German climate activists said on Wednesday they were suing Chancellor Angela Merkel's government over what they say is its insufficient action to tackle climate change, arguing that the failure..
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Zelenskiy asks for Germany's support to bring Iran plane crash perpetrators to justice

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy on Wednesday asked Chancellor Angela Merkel for Germany's support in bringing the perpetrators of last week's plane crash in Iran to justice, according to a..
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Trump, Germany's Merkel discussed security, Libya: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke about security in the Middle East, Libya and other issues, White House spokesman Judd Deere said on Monday.
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UK and Germany condemn arrest of Britain's Tehran ambassador - UK PM's office

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the arrest of Britain's ambassador to Tehran, a spokesman from Johnson's office said in a statement issued after the..
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German chancellor Merkel says Berlin will host Libya peace talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Libyan peace talks will be held in Berlin, as Turkey and Russia appealed to the north African nation's warring factions to enter a ceasefire.
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German Chancellor urges all parties to back Iran nuclear deal

German chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday repeated a call for all parties to respect the Iranian nuclear accord, despite Iran's decision to intensify its enrichment of uranium and moves by the United..
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Russia's Putin: time to hold Libya peace talks in Berlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking at a joint press-conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Moscow on Saturday, said it was time to hold Libya peace talks in Berlin, as it was..
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Trump, Merkel discuss Iran, Iraq and Libya by phone

U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday discussed "the tense situation regarding Iran and Iraq," a German government spokesman said.
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Iraqi PM spoke with Germany's Merkel about foreign troop withdrawal: statement

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday about an Iraqi parliamentary resolution calling on foreign troops to leave the country, his office said.
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Putin invites Merkel to Russia to discuss Middle East crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Russia on Jan. 11 for talks with President Vladimir Putin on the crisis triggered by the killing of top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani in a..
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Kremlin says Merkel, Putin to discuss Middle East crisis in Moscow

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Russia on Jan. 11 to discuss the Middle East crisis with President Vladimir Putin, the Russian leader's press service said on Monday.
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REACTION: European leaders call for restraint

Boris Johnson joins Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron in urging calm amid Gulf crisis.
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Bavarian leader Soeder quashes talk of German chancellery run

Bavarian leader Markus Soeder has dismissed speculation that he will run for chancellor, a month after giving a speech to Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) that re-ignited debate over who..
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I'm using all my strength to fight climate change, says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a her New Year's message she is fighting climate change with all her strength to enable future generations to live in peace and prosperity.
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Merkel, Erdogan and Putin discuss diplomatic solution for Libya

German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed efforts to reach a diplomatic solution for the Libyan conflict in separate phone calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip..
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France's Macron, Germany's Merkel welcome prisoner swap in Ukraine

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed a prisoner swap completed on Sunday between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian separatist forces in eastern Ukraine,..
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Merkel plans Turkey trip to preserve migrant pact: Sueddeutsche

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Turkey next month to urge President Tayyip Erdogan to uphold the migration pact he agreed with the European Union, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported, responding..
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Merkel rules out retaliation after U.S. sanctions Russian gas pipeline

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday Germany would not retaliate against a decision by the United States to impose sanctions on companies building the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
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Putin, Merkel discuss Ukraine gas transit and Nord Stream-2: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his German counterpart Angela Merkel discussed the Nord Stream-2 natural gas pipeline to Germany and the transit of Russian gas to Europe via Ukraine in a phone..
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Fixing future EU/UK deal in a year is major challenge: Merkel

German chancellor Angela Merkel said many fellow EU leaders were relieved British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now had a clear mandate to proceed with Brexit, but said the shortage of time to fix..
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Germany's Merkel congratulates Johnson

German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his victory in Britain's parliamentary election, her spokesman said in a tweet on Friday.
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Brexit now inevitable, but we should keep ties close: Merkel ally

Boris Johnson's victory in the British parliamentary elections meant that the country's departure from the European Union was now inevitable, senior German conservative lawmaker Norbert Roettgen..
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Merkel broadly content with EU pledge for climate neutrality

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was broadly happy that EU leaders had committed to climate-neutrality by 2050, while acknowledging that Poland would need another six months to fully sign up.
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Merkel expects Russia to cooperate in dispute over killing of Georgian

Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had told Russian President Vladimir Putin in bilateral talks in Paris on Monday that Germany expects Russia to provide information for an investigation into the murder..
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Merkel says there is more work to do on Ukraine, as she cites 'momentum'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she and the leaders of France, Ukraine and Russia had given fresh momentum to efforts to restore peace to eastern Ukraine at a summit in Paris on Monday, though..
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Merkel hails goodwill at Paris talks on Ukraine conflict

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was goodwill at a summit in Paris on Monday aimed at advancing efforts to restore peace to eastern Ukraine, though much work remained to be done.
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Merkel's party blasts SPD before coalition talks

The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives sharply criticized attempts by the Social Democrats (SPD) to push their ruling coalition to the left, accusing her partners of thinking of..
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Germany's SPD slip in polls after choosing new leftist leaders

Support for Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) has fallen after members last week chose as leaders a leftist duo who are skeptical about remaining in government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's..
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German Social Democrats give Merkel coalition a chance

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted on Friday to give their coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel a chance of survival, setting out relatively modest demands as their price for staying in..
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Germany's SPD backs new leaders' demands to stay in Merkel coalition

German Social Democrats (SPD) on Friday endorsed a set of demands the party will make to Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to remain in government together.
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Merkel expresses 'shame' during Auschwitz visit, vows to fight anti-Semitism

Angela Merkel expressed "deep shame" on Friday during her first visit as chancellor to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Holocaust memorial and vowed to fight rising racism and anti-Semitism in Germany and..
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We'll give Merkel a chance, says new German SPD leader

The incoming leader of Germany's Social Democrats said on Friday she was skeptical that their coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives would survive but she was ready to give it a..
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Merkel pays first visit as chancellor to Auschwitz death camp

Angela Merkel made her first visit on Friday to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial after 14 years as German chancellor, bringing a 60 million euro donation to help conserve the site where the Nazis ran..
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Holocaust: Angela Merkel visits Auschwitz for first time

The German chancellor makes her first trip to the death camp where 1.1 million people were murdered.
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Germany-Russia murder row raises tensions for Merkel

Germany wants progress with Russia on Ukraine and energy, but a Berlin murder has soured ties.
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