Tag: Angela Merkel

staffMarch 14, 2018

German Parliament meets to elect Merkel for 4th term

BERLIN – Germany’s Parliament is meeting to elect Angela Merkel for a fourth term as chancellor, ending nearly six months ...

staffFebruary 11, 2018

Merkel defends painful coalition concessions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday defended “painful” concessions she has made to the Social Democrats (SPD) to secure a ...

staffJanuary 7, 2018

Merkel starts pivotal talks on coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has launched a new round of coalition talks in a bid to end the country’s political ...

staffNovember 20, 2017

German coalition talks collapse

Talks on forming a coalition government in Germany have collapsed after the free-market liberal FDP pulled out. FDP leader Christian ...

staffNovember 17, 2017

German coalition talks flounder as disagreements persist

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s efforts to forge a three-way ruling coalition dragged into the wee hours of Friday, with some participants ...

staffSeptember 25, 2017

Germany’s AfD to fight foreign invasion

Germany’s right-wing, nationalist AfD party has vowed to fight “an invasion of foreigners” into the country, after winning its first ...

staffSeptember 24, 2017

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wins fourth term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal ...

staffMay 1, 2017

Merkel visits Saudi Arabia, signs pacts to strengthen ties

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she addressed human rights and trade deals in her weekend visit to Saudi Arabia. Merkel ...

staffMarch 17, 2017

Trump, Merkel optimistic trade negotiations can be fair for both sides

U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed optimism that trade relations with the European Union can more ...

staffMarch 1, 2017

German FM Gabriel expresses doubts on NATO defense spending target

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel told reporters in Estonia on Wednesday that NATO had not agreed on every nation in ...