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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 US President, by many commentators as the new leader of the Free World.

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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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Merkel: We can have until Oct 31 for Brexit backstop solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she had not set Britain a 30-day deadline to find a solution for the so-called Irish backstop, saying they could also have time until Oct. 31, when..
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Videos for Angela Merkel

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..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published

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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Ursula von der Leyen: What is the view from Germany on the new European Commission president? [Video]Ursula von der Leyen: What is the view from Germany on the new European Commission president?

Ursula von der Leyen might not be a well-known figure across Europe just yet, but she is the longest-serving minister in Angela Merkel's cabinet. As Defence Minister, she has faced some controversy..

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Germans fret about Merkel after shaking episodes [Video]Germans fret about Merkel after shaking episodes

"Does Merkel travel too much?" asked mass-selling daily Bild on Friday as Germans fret about the health of their chancellor, who sat rather than stood at a ceremony on Thursday after shaking for the..

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Legitimate concern or media circus? Should Merkel's shaking bouts be focus for speculation? [Video]Legitimate concern or media circus? Should Merkel's shaking bouts be focus for speculation?

Three shaking bouts in under a month have sparked concerns for the health and well-being of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But has the subsequent media coverage really been necessary?

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Angela Merkel appears unsteady during Finnish PM visit [Video]Angela Merkel appears unsteady during Finnish PM visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and shaking on Wednesday during an official welcoming ceremony for the visiting prime minister of Finland, Antti Rinne.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel seen shaking for third time in under a month [Video]German Chancellor Angela Merkel seen shaking for third time in under a month

The German chancellor has rekindled concerns for her health after she was seen shaking during her meeting with Finnish Prime Minister Antti Rinne.

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Merkel is seen shaking uncontrollably for a third time [Video]Merkel is seen shaking uncontrollably for a third time

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was visibly shaking as she met Finland's prime minister, now the third such incident caught on cameras in the last month. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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EU's Tusk on jobs deal: ‘Europe is a woman’ [Video]EU's Tusk on jobs deal: ‘Europe is a woman’

The European Council President says he is "really happy" about the deal to assign women to head two senior EU jobs for the first time. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Macron puts forward IMF's Lagarde as next ECB chief [Video]Macron puts forward IMF's Lagarde as next ECB chief

A furious day of talks in Brussels has seen IMF chief Christine Lagarde put forward by France to head the European Central Bank. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

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Hunt claims Merkel is willing to look at new Brexit proposals [Video]Hunt claims Merkel is willing to look at new Brexit proposals

Tory leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt tells Sky News that German chancellor Angela Merkel is willing to look at new Brexit proposals put forward by the next prime minister.

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Germany's Merkel: Replacing Jean-Claude Juncker 'Will Not Be Very Easy' [Video]Germany's Merkel: Replacing Jean-Claude Juncker 'Will Not Be Very Easy'

Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel fears choosing a new president of the EU Commission will be complicated. According to Reuters, Jean-Claude Juncker's term ends on Oct. 31st, 2019. Merkel said..

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Raw Politics in full: G20 latest, Merkel's health, and Iran tensions [Video]Raw Politics in full: G20 latest, Merkel's health, and Iran tensions

Watch the full episode Raw Politics

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Dozens protest, security tight as G20 kicks off [Video]Dozens protest, security tight as G20 kicks off

Dozens of environmental activists rally in central Osaka as the Group of 20 meeting begins, where security is tight outside near the summit venue. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Germany's Merkel Appears To Shake, But Still Headed To Japan For G20 Summit [Video]Germany's Merkel Appears To Shake, But Still Headed To Japan For G20 Summit

According to a report by Reuters, on Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, her second such bout within two weeks, however her..

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After Germany hints at compromise, France tells UK: no new Brexit deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday gave Britain 30 days to come up with alternatives to the Irish border backstop to ensure a Brexit deal, but French President Emmanuel Macron cautioned there..
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It took Boris Johnson thirty seconds to try to get Angela Merkel to take the blame for his own failings. It didn't work.

Johnson came to Berlin to demand the impossible and state the palpably untrue. No one swallowed a word of it
Independent - Published

Merkel: With imagination, Irish 'backstop' issue can be solved in 30 days

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Wednesday that Britain and the EU could find a solution to the sticking point of the Irish backstop in the next 30 days, a possible signal she is willing to..
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Germany's Merkel gives Britain 30 days to find last-minute Brexit solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday gave Britain 30 days to come up with an alternative solution to the contested Irish border backstop, opening up the possibility of what Prime Minister Boris..
Reuters - Published

Text: British PM Johnson on Brexit at meeting with Merkel

Britain wants to do a swift Brexit deal but the "undemocratic" Irish border backstop must be axed in full to prevent a no-deal exit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on..
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UK's Johnson tells Merkel: We want a deal but EU must compromise

Britain wants to do a swift Brexit deal but the "undemocratic" Irish border backstop must be axed in full to prevent a no-deal exit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on..
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Merkel: Solution to Irish 'backstop' possible in 30 days

German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggested on Wednesday that Britain and the EU could find a solution to the sticking point of the Irish backstop in the next 30 days, a possible signal she was willing..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson accepts Angela Merkel challenge to replace Irish backstop in 30 days

Prime minister describes timescale for solution as 'blistering' during visit to Berlin
Independent - Published

Protesters cry 'stop Brexit' as UK PM Johnson meets Merkel in Berlin

Protesters cried "stop Brexit" as UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrived at the German Chancellery to tell Angela Merkel that unless she agrees to change the terms of its EU departure, Britain will..
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Budge on Brexit, British PM Johnson to tell Merkel in Berlin

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without one.
Reuters - Published

Merkel aims to work out friction-free Brexit with British PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would discuss how to make sure Britain's divorce from the European Union is as smooth as possible when she holds talks later on Wednesday with British Prime..
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Germany readies for possible realities, such as disorderly Brexit

Germany is preparing for a no-deal Brexit although Berlin would still prefer an orderly British divorce from the European Union, a German government spokesman said on Wednesday before Prime Minister..
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Trump offers help as UK's Johnson asks Merkel to budge on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a..
Reuters - Published

British PM Johnson urges Merkel to budge on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to tell German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday that unless she agrees to change the Brexit deal, Britain will leave the European Union on Oct. 31 without a..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson news - live: Angela Merkel ally says British PM trying to 'smash his head through the wall', as he heads to Berlin for tense Brexit talks

Follow live updates from Westminster
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German Europe Minister: Northern Ireland peace, EU single market non-negotiable

Peace in Northern Ireland and the integrity of the EU single market are non-negotiable for the EU, Germany's Minister for European Affairs Michael Roth said hours before British Prime Minister Boris..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: PM to meet Angela Merkel with call to scrap backstop

It comes after the PM said the plan to avoid a hard border in Northern Ireland was "anti-democratic".
BBC News - Published

Far-right party surge in eastern German regions threatens Merkel's coalition

A surge in support for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party before regional elections next month in two former communist eastern states threatens to wreck Chancellor Angela Merkel's..
Reuters - Published

Merkel: Irish border solution possible, but not by reopening Withdrawal Agreement

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday the EU would think about practical solutions regarding the post-Brexit border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, but not by revisiting..
Reuters - Published

Germany's Scholz picks eastern woman as running mate for SPD chair

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz will run for the leadership of the Social Democrats (SPD) with a female colleague from the former communist east on a ticket that represents a commitment to the..
Reuters - Published

Boris Johnson says he is 'confident' of securing Brexit deal despite EU leaders saying they will never reopen negotiations

Prime minister asks for 'compromise' ahead of talks with Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron
Independent - Published

UK PM Johnson to deliver Brexit message to Macron, Merkel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will deliver his message on Brexit to French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during visits this week, a government spokeswoman said on..
Reuters - Published

Merkel: We're prepared for any Brexit outcome

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that she would meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday evening to discuss Britain's planned departure from the European Union, adding that..
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No more spending excuses for Merkel as investment bottlenecks ease

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fended off growing calls for more fiscal stimulus by citing the slow outflow of existing federal funds - but data suggests the money is indeed being used up as local..
Reuters - Published

Brexit: PM to tell EU leaders to renegotiate deal

Boris Johnson will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron later this week.
BBC News - Published

UK parliament cannot stop Brexit, Johnson to tell Macron and Merkel

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Westminster parliament cannot stop Brexit and a new deal must be agreed if Britain..
Reuters - Published

Johnson to tell France and Germany that UK parliament cannot stop Brexit: Telegraph

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the British parliament cannot stop Brexit, The Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.
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UK's Johnson to meet Macron, Merkel next week: Guardian

British leader Boris Johnson will travel to meet his French and German counterparts on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, in his first foreign engagements since becoming prime minister last month, a..
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German finance minister Scholz to run for SPD leadership

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz will run for the leadership of the Social Democrats, a spokeswoman said on Friday, joining a race to revive the party's popularity sinking since it entered a..
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Germany's Merkel and British PM Johnson to meet soon: spokesman

A meeting between Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is planned soon, a spokesman for the German government said on Friday, adding that details would be announced later.
Reuters - Published

Merkel: European mission in Strait of Hormuz likely to be discussed in Finland

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she believed the idea of a European naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz would be discussed again at informal meetings of European foreign and defense..
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Merkel wants close Britain-EU partnership after Brexit

Germany wants Britain to maintain a close partnership with the European Union after its divorce from the bloc, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.
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German government still sees economy growing slightly in 2019 despite second-quarter contraction

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government still believes the German economy will grow slightly this year despite contracting in the second quarter, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday, adding that the..
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