German economy extends growth spurt as nation heads for vote

2017-08-15 09:15

The German economy has extended its growth spurt in the second quarter, playing into the hands of Angela Merkel as she bids for a fourth term as chancellor.

European support for Sahel 'mutually reinforcing': Germany

2017-08-01 21:37

French and German support for a regional Sahel force to battle jihadists will persuade other European nations of the benefits of backing the regional counter-terror measure, Germany's defence minister has said.

Merkel, Macron put defence at heart of blooming ties

2017-07-13 22:22

France and Germany have agreed to begin work on a joint fighter jet, a major advance in their relations designed to underline their united front in the face of fracturing Western relations.

Merkel says must talk to Trump despite differences

2017-07-13 17:08

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it's important to keep talking with President Donald Trump even where there are clear differences.

From Melania to Merkel: Five telltale G20 moments

2017-07-08 15:03

From US First Lady Melania Trump's travails to the reserved German Chancellor Angela Merkel's facial twitches, here are some of the anecdotal moments that livened up this year's G20 summit of world leaders in Hamburg...

Merkel tells G20 leaders they must reach compromises

2017-07-07 15:18

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told leaders of the Group of 20 economic powers that millions of people are hoping they can help solve the world's problems.

'Welcome to Hell' anti-G20 protests begin

2017-07-06 20:34

Several thousand demonstrators vowing to "Smash G20!" have marched in Germany with Hamburg police bracing for possible violence.

Merkel slaps down May on Brexit talks

2017-06-22 21:31

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted that the EU's future took priority over Brexit talks as Prime Minister Theresa May met European leaders.

Mexico to Merkel: we want 'significant increase' in trade

2017-06-10 11:10

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel he wanted a significant increase in trade with the EU, vowing to complete a new trade deal.

Merkel signals new era for Europe as Trump smashes consensus

2017-05-29 14:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has given her strongest indication yet that Europe and the US under President Donald Trump are drifting apart.


German leader Merkel sees end of the road for diesel, petrol cars

2017-08-15 08:10

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she thinks the internal combustion engines that are the mainstay of her country's auto industry will eventually have to be phased out

Gilt, guns and flattery: Macron woos Trump

2017-07-14 16:53

With a military parade on the Champs-Elysees and a gilded tour of France's most storied monuments, President Emmanuel Macron has turned on the charm as he positioned himself as the indispensable intermediary between Europe and Donald Trump.

Merkel open to creating eurozone budget, finance minister

2017-07-13 18:02

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is open to the creation of a finance minister and budget for the eurozone as proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Merkel says 'deep differences' remain with Erdogan

2017-07-08 20:21

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says "deep differences" remain between her and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after they met at the G20 summit.

Protests continue in Hamburg as G20 leaders dine in style

2017-07-08 06:55

Fires have burned across downtown Hamburg for the second day of clashes between anti-capitalist protesters and police while leaders of the world's 20 most powerful countries listened to Beethoven's 9th Symphony and dined in style.

US isolated over climate: G20 host Merkel

2017-07-07 10:16

US President Donald Trump faces isolation at Friday's G20 summit over his climate sceptic stance, Chancellor Angela Merkel said, noting that many countries are determined to honour the landmark Paris accord.

Merkel's election opponent slams her for being too nice to Trump

2017-06-26 09:04

Angela Merkel’s main challenger Martin Schulz is casting Donald Trump as an erratic leader who must be stymied.

Merkel says Pope urged her to fight for Paris climate deal

2017-06-17 21:36

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Pope Francis has encouraged her to work to preserve the Paris climate accord despite the US withdrawal.

Mother Earth pushes US off world stage

2017-06-04 06:01

China and Europe have pledged to unite to save Mother Earth in the face of US President Donald Trump’s decision to take the world’s second-largest carbon polluter out of the Paris climate change pact.

Macron hosts Putin as Merkel insists Europe must assert itself

2017-05-29 11:58

French President Emmanuel Macron will give Russia’s Vladimir Putin a tour of the royal palace at Versailles near Paris, following up his debut at the G7 meeting.

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