Merkel takes blame for German vote defeat, but holds course

2016-09-05 21:03

Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken a share of the responsibility for her conservatives' election defeat in the German state where she has her political base, but has strongly defended her migrant policy even as she vowed to win back voters' trust.

Poland: Germany wrong to criticise anti-migrant EU partners

2016-08-29 22:15

Poland has said German Chancellor Angela Merkel is wrong to criticise European Union partners who have been refusing to give refugee protection to Muslims.

Merkel backs Italian PM over EU budget rules

2016-08-23 15:13

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave strong backing to Italian premier Matteo Renzi, suggesting she could be flexible over EU budget rules as Rome grapples to kickstart its stalling economy.

Merkel dismisses link between Islamic extremism, refugees

2016-08-18 19:22

Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed suggestions that the influx of refugees over the past year brought Islamic extremism to Germany

Majority of Germans against EU-Turkey refugee deal

2016-08-08 15:32

Two thirds of Germans are in favor of halting aid to Turkey and more than half want to end refugee deal, survey says.

May to visit Merkel for talks on UK’s post-Brexit place

2016-07-18 15:26

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will visit German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she makes the case for Britain remaining a powerful player in the world after a Brexit vote.

Merkel’s migration madness: Is ‘Brexit’ beginning of the end for EU?

2016-06-24 20:21

A Biznews community member says the main factor of Brexit is ‘immigration’, and looks back to Angela Merkel's embrace of Syrian refugees, which saw a backlash in the EU.

German parliament labels Armenians' killings as genocide

2016-06-02 20:34

The German parliament has approved a motion labeling the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago as genocide

Germany OKs criminal probe over TV comic's Erdogan satire

2016-04-15 17:15

Chancellor Angela Merkel has authorised criminal proceedings sought by Turkey against a German TV comedian over a crude satirical poem about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that has sparked a bitter row over free speech.

Germany's Merkel in Turkey for talks over migrants

2016-02-08 13:19

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and other Turkish officials for talks on reducing the influx of migrants to Europe.


Germany's anti-migrant populists beat Merkel's party in local vote

2016-09-04 20:21

Germany's anti-migrant populists have made a strong showing at state polls, scoring ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party as voters punish the German leader over her liberal refugee policy.

Merkel rejects Muslim migrant ban, urges fair distribution

2016-08-28 21:39

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed countries in Europe who say they won't take in Muslim refugees, a position that several eastern European governments have taken in response to the influx of migrants from the Islamic world.

Merkel says the EU faces enormous challenges

2016-08-22 22:03

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that the European Union has been facing "enormous challenges" and needs to work together.

Merkel: Full veils an obstacle to integration

2016-08-18 18:38

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described full-body veils used by some Muslim women that cover the face as an obstacle to integration

Merkel 'firmly' rejects reversing refugee policy

2016-07-28 22:05

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has "firmly" rejected calls to reverse her welcoming stance toward refugees following a series of brutal attacks in the country.

Merkel urges Erdogan to deal with coup plotters lawfully

2016-07-16 18:06

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned "in the strongest terms" the failed coup in Turkey, but called on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to deal with the plotters lawfully.

Merkel: Britain will be stronger within EU

2016-06-03 05:26

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Britain to stay in the EU, warning that a 'Brexit' vote would leave the United Kingdom with less clout.

Merkel, Obama in warm embrace

2016-04-24 18:10

President Barack Obama has started a two-day visit to Germany, hoping to counter deep public scepticism about a trans-Atlantic trade deal with Europe.

Merkel firm on refugee stance despite vote 'debacle'

2016-03-14 19:57

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is standing firm on her refugee policy, despite a drubbing in regional elections described as a "debacle" in which disgruntled voters turned to the anti-migrant AfD.

Merkel: Putin should use his influence to end Ukraine crisis

2016-02-02 19:04

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to use his influence with pro-Kremlin separatists in eastern Ukraine to bring an end to the conflict in the region.

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