Merkel scraps Algiers trip 'at last minute' due to Bouteflika health

2017-02-20 18:34

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called off a visit to Algeria "at the last minute" because President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was suffering acute bronchitis, the two countries have announced.

Tunisia PM rejects German criticism on migrant returns

2017-02-14 14:00

Tunisia's prime minister has rejected German claims that his country has been blocking the return of rejected asylum seekers, including the key suspect in the Berlin attack, hours ahead of talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

EU leaders confront Libya migration and Trump

2017-02-03 16:31

EU leaders sought a plan to curb mass migration from Libya at a special summit in Malta that was overshadowed by the challenges of Brexit and Donald Trump.

Merkel slams Trump travel ban, cites Geneva convention

2017-01-29 21:30

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday slammed the restrictions on immigration imposed by US President Donald Trump, saying it was "not justified" to target people based on their background or religion.

Merkel: No solution yet to sharing migrant burden

2017-01-28 20:17

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says there's no solution yet to the problem of how to fairly share the burden of migration among EU member states.

2017: Europe's leaders not expecting a smooth ride

2016-12-31 21:34

Europe's leaders are not expecting a smooth ride in 2017 following a year marked by political upheaval, terror attacks, unchecked immigration, and a rising military threat from Russia.

France under 'high' terror threat - Hollande

2016-12-20 21:02

France is under a "high level of threat" from terror attack, but already has a large-scale security operation in place, President Francois Hollande has said following the carnage at a Berlin Christmas market.

'We have to assume this was a terrorist attack'- Merkel

2016-12-20 12:40

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that authorities believe a deadly rampage by a lorry driver at a Berlin Christmas market was a "terrorist" attack likely committed by an asylum seeker.

Germany's Merkel re-elected as conservative party leader

2016-12-06 18:27

Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a new two-year term as leader of Germany's main conservative party after stressing her determination to prevent a repeat of last year's huge migrant influx

Germany's Merkel 'not happy' Pacific trade pact in danger

2016-11-23 14:59

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's not happy about the possible demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact, which President-elect Donald Trump wants to pull out of.


Germany's Merkel to US: Uphold, strengthen multilateralism

2017-02-18 14:01

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing the need to preserve and strengthen multilateral structures such as the European Union, NATO and the United Nations.

Steinmeier is Germany's new president

2017-02-12 19:10

A German parliamentary assembly has elected Frank-Walter Steinmeier by an overwhelming majority to become the country's new president.

Merkel, Erdogan hold tense meeting

2017-02-02 19:10

In a terse exchange of words, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Turkey to uphold democracy, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took offence.

Turkish Nato soldiers seek asylum in Germany

2017-01-29 06:22

Several dozen Turkish soldiers assigned to Nato have sought asylum in Germany, a report says, quoting officers who said they fear jail.

Germany's Islamist scene growing: security chief

2017-01-08 22:06

Germany's domestic security chief has warned that the country's radical Islamist scene is not only growing, but becoming more decentralised.

Merkel urges Germany to face down terror with cohesion, compassion

2016-12-31 13:33

Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Germans to hold firm to democratic values in the face of jihadist terror.

Berlin attack: Police not sure of 'suspect'

2016-12-20 15:41

Authorities in Berlin are expressing uncertainty over whether they have the right suspect in a truck attack that killed 12 people at a busy Christmas market.

Populist earthquakes make 2017 the great unknown

2016-12-14 13:28

Donald Trump and Brexit: 2016 was a year of populist earthquakes on both sides of the Atlantic, spelling huge uncertainty for upcoming European elections and the direction of US policy.

Merkel seeks new party term amid concern over migrants

2016-12-06 16:02

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing her determination to ensure that there's no repeat of the 2015 migrant influx as she seeks a new two-year term.

Merkel ready to seek fourth term

2016-11-20 20:37

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party she will seek re-election next year, a move likely to be welcomed in many capitals as a sign of stability.

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