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German governing parties punished in state election

Germany’s governing parties lost significant support in a state election Sunday that was marked by discontent with infighting in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s national government and prompted calls for her administration …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018

Trump rattles NATO, knocking its value, assailing Germany

Under fire for his warm embrace of Russia’s Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump jolted the NATO summit Wednesday by turning a spotlight on Germany’s ties to Russia and openly questioning …


Merkel, allies avert collision for now in German migrant row

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s allies in Bavaria averted an immediate collision Monday with the German leader, giving her two weeks to make deals on migration with other European countries instead of …


Merkel condemns Iran tweet but still backs nuclear deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she condemns a tweet from Iran’s top leader saying that Israel is a “cancerous tumor” that needs to be removed and pledged to increase …


UPDATED: Fri., May 11, 2018

Iran cleric threatens destruction of Israeli cities

A prominent Iranian cleric on Friday threatened two Israeli cities with destruction if the country “acts foolishly” and retaliates against it again, while thousands of protesters demonstrated against President Donald …


Germany reassures Ireland over Brexit border impasse

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday reassured Ireland that it can rely on Germany in Brexit talks as the European Union and Britain struggle to find a way to maintain …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018

Merkel set for 4th term after Social Democrats OK coalition

German Chancellor Angela Merkel cleared the last major hurdle on her path to a fourth term Sunday, after members of the center-left Social Democrats voted in favor of continuing their …


Merkel’s fate hangs on vote by potential coalition partner

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is awaiting the results of a vote by her potential coalition partner – the center-left Social Democrats – to learn if she will be able to …


Merkel says Germany has ‘no-go areas;’ gov’t won’t say where

German officials have been left speechless by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comment that there are “no-go areas” in the country.


Merkel’s party backs coalition deal to form new German gov’t

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied her party Monday behind a proposed new government with the center-left Social Democrats, receiving overwhelming support from delegates for a coalition deal she said speaks …


Merkel clinches German coalition govt but hurdle remains

Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country’s main center-left party in an agreement aimed …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018

German coalition talks adjourned until Monday

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats embarked Sunday on a final push for an agreement on a new German government, but negotiators adjourned for the night without …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018

German talks on coalition governtment move ahead as deadline looms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the center-left Social Democrats nudged closer Friday to an agreement on a coalition government after reaching new compromises on infrastructure, environment and other issues.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018

German Social Democrats OK coalition talks with Merkel bloc

Germany’s Social Democrats voted Sunday to open talks on forming a new government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives after party leaders urged members to overcome their apprehensions for the good …


French president warns that U.K. can’t keep full access to EU

French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that Britain is likely to negotiate a unique relationship with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next year, while stressing that any …


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 26, 2017

Germany’s Merkel faces pressure for quick coalition talks

Chancellor Angela Merkel faced pressure from inside her conservative bloc Sunday to aim for a quick coalition deal with center-left rivals without conceding too much ground on core issues such …


Germany’s SPD to join talks on resolving government impasse

The leader of Germany’s center-left Social Democrats said Friday his party will join talks on forming a new government, reversing his stance and raising the prospect of an end to …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 20, 2017

Germany faces uncertainty after coalition talks break down

Germany, Europe’s largest economy and anchor of stability, is facing the prospect of months of political uncertainty after Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives were unable to form a coalition with two …


German minister Schaeuble bows out, convictions intact

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, who championed austerity as the only way countries like Greece could avoid bankruptcy and continue to use the euro as their currency, is winning plaudits …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017

In final push, Merkel seeks to reach undecided German voters

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged her supporters to keep up the momentum in the final hours before Sunday’s national election, urging a last push to try to sway undecided voters.


Qatari emir meets Merkel, Macron in 1st trip since crisis

Qatar’s ruling emir met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday on his first trip abroad since a diplomatic crisis erupted between the tiny Gulf nation and its neighbors, and the …


Merkel, other German leaders dismiss Turkish travel warning

Chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior German politicians on Sunday dismissed a travel warning for their country issued by Turkey amid persistent tensions between the two nations.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017

Merkel criticizes hecklers in German election campaign

Chancellor Angela Merkel and a senior aide on Saturday criticized pro-nationalist protesters who have loudly heckled Germany’s leader during campaign appearances ahead of the Sept. 24 national election.


Merkel’s Party wins German state election, blunting projected opposition surge

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party won a state election as the main opposition party fell short of polls forecasting a surge, according to exit polls, potentially denting her Social Democrat …


Pence says U.S. to hold Russia accountable, stand with NATO

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday conveyed a message to jittery partners that the Trump administration will “hold Russia accountable” and maintain steadfast support for NATO, a military alliance …