Germany to get 750 000 asylum seekers

2015-08-18 18:25

Germany expects up to 750 000 asylum seekers this year, a business daily cited government sources as saying, up from a previous estimate of 450 000.

Merkel defends frank talk with girl

2015-07-19 21:53

Merkel has defended the frank talk that brought a refugee to tears and finds support from the girl herself.

US spied on Merkel, ministers - report

2015-07-02 10:30

New documents released by WikiLeaks show that the US did not just tap German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone but also eavesdropped on several ministers, a German newspaper reports.

EU challenges Germany's planned road toll

2015-06-18 15:00

The European Commission has launched a challenge to Germany's planned road toll, which may violate European Union anti-discrimination laws.

Computer in Merkel's office hit by cyberattack - report

2015-06-14 13:22

A computer in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's legislative office was hit by a cyberattack that targeted the country's lower house of parliament in May, a report says.

G7 leaders commit to ambitious climate targets

2015-06-08 18:52

The leaders of the world's advanced economies agree for the first time to binding targets to address climate change.

Protester disrupts Egypt's al-Sissi news conference

2015-06-03 19:27

A protester has disrupted a news conference as Egypt's al-Sissi defends his government's track record.

Cameron urges 'flexible, imaginative' EU reforms

2015-05-29 11:03

British PM David Cameron is preparing to lobby German Chancellor Angela Merkel for "flexible and imaginative" EU reforms, but faces an uphill battle against Franco-German plans for a more integrated eurozone.

Merkel sets tough line at EU summit with eastern partners

2015-05-22 09:54

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told the EU’s eastern partners not to expect too much of the block and warned Russia to mend its ways over Ukraine if it wants to rejoin the G7 club of top nations.

Merkel insists on invitation to Egyptian leader Sisi

2015-05-20 13:45

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted that she would go ahead with a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, despite opposition from within her government.


Merkel plans to run for fourth term in 2017

2015-08-01 16:25

German Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to run for a fourth term in 2017, Der Spiegel magazine reports.

Crying refugee girl puts Merkel on the spot

2015-07-16 15:53

There was an awkward moment for Merkel as the German chancellor's asylum comments brought a refugee girl to tears.

Obama, Merkel say important for Greece to resume reforms

2015-06-28 21:12

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed that Greece needed to find its way back to a path of reform without exiting the eurozone.

Greece deal possible if it meets reform pledge: Merkel

2015-06-18 10:45

Chancellor Angela Merkel says a deal with Greece is still possible provided the country is willing to follow through on promises made to creditors earlier this year.

Merkel backs low interest rates

2015-06-12 17:45

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has showed her support for the eurozone's low interest rate environment.

G7 calls for end to fossil fuel use by 2100

2015-06-08 17:08

Angela Merkel says the G7 leaders are calling for the ending fossil fuel use by the end of this century.

Merkel doesn't rule out EU treaty change

2015-05-29 19:03

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged a constructive role as Britain pushed for EU reforms and said she would not rule out changing treaties.

Clinton snaps at Merkel's heels in powerful women list

2015-05-26 21:40

German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a fifth year tops the Forbes list of the world's most powerful women, but for the first time Hillary Clinton is snapping at her heels, the magazine has said.

Russian return to G7 'unimaginable' for now

2015-05-21 13:38

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a return of Russia to the Group of Seven major industrialised nations is "unimaginable" as long as it flouts international law in Ukraine.

French, German leaders appeal for end to use of fossil fuels

2015-05-19 13:34

The leaders of France and Germany urged the world to 'decarbonise', to completely phase out use of fossil fuels this century as pressure grows to end carbon-dioxide emissions.

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