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Angela Merkel

Cameron woos Merkel in bid for German support for EU reform

Angela Merkel will take tea with Britain's Queen Elizabeth and address parliament today as David Cameron tries to win the German chancellor's backing for EU reform.

Wednesday, 26 February, 2014, 9:52pm

Merkel seals deal to form German 'grand coalition' with SPD

German Chancellor Angela Merkel early on Wednesday agreed to form a coalition government with the Social Democrats, negotiation sources told reporters, two months after her conservatives won elections but fell short of a full majority.

27 Nov 2013 - 9:25pm

Merkel sends top foreign adviser to press US over spying

Angela Merkel’s top foreign affairs and intelligence advisers will quiz officials in Washington on Wednesday over the activities of US spies in Germany, including allegations they tapped the German chancellor’s phone.

30 Oct 2013 - 9:48pm

Obama knew about Merkel phone taps, says German media

US President Barack Obama was personally informed of mobile phone tapping against German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which may have begun as early as 2002, German media reported yesterday as a damaging espionage scandal widened.

28 Oct 2013 - 6:46am

US far from alone in spying on its allies, say former intelligence officials

European anger at reports that the US has conducted surveillance of allies' telephone calls and e-mails glosses over a basic truth, former intelligence officials say: everyone does it.

25 Oct 2013 - 8:56am

Merkel bidding for 3rd term in German election

Chancellor Angela Merkel was strongly favoured to win a third term at the helm of Europe’s biggest economy as Germans voted in a national election Sunday, but the popular conservative’s hopes of governing with centre-right allies for another four years were in the balance.

22 Sep 2013 - 5:45pm 1 comment

Merkel raps China, Russia for blocking UN stance on Syria inspectors

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has criticised Damascus allies China and Russia for blocking a Western-backed UN text demanding that inspectors probing chemical weapons use in Syria be given unfettered access.

24 Aug 2013 - 8:37pm

Merkel criticised for Dachau camp visit on campaign trail

Angela Merkel has become the first German chancellor to visit the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, but critics slammed her decision to include the stop on an election campaign swing.

22 Aug 2013 - 3:07am

Hostage drama forces German chancellor to cancel rally

A hostage drama in Germany ended without fatalities yesterday, police said, after a tense nine-hour stand-off forced Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel to cancel a campaign rally in the same town.

20 Aug 2013 - 1:38am

Merkel ushers jobless EU youth talks on to campaign trail

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday hosts EU talks on felling sky-high youth unemployment less than three months before German elections after coming under fire for championing austere spending cuts and helping to create a “lost generation”.

1 Jul 2013 - 11:29am