Merkel's fate in balance as coalition talks drag on

2017-11-17 19:44

Tough talks to form Germany's next government have stretched into overtime, putting Chancellor Angela Merkel's political future in the balance.

Weakened Merkel scrambles to form government

2017-10-18 16:11

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, weakened by poor election results, will from Wednesday seek to forge an unlikely governing coalition from a motley crew of parties that span the political spectrum.

Israel concerned over anti-Semitism in Germany

2017-09-27 05:30

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Israel is concerned over a rise in anti-Semitism, after a right-wing nationalist party won seats in Berlin's parliament.

Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament

2017-09-25 08:06

German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term but faces the tricky prospect of forming a coalition with two disparate new partners

Who is Angela Merkel?

2017-09-18 06:10

A few things to know about Chancellor Angela Merkel as Germany goes to the polls next week,

Erdogan: EU must make up its mind on Turkey's membership

2017-09-06 22:23

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has renewed his call on the European Union to make its up mind on whether it wants to continue or end membership talks with his country, angered by a political debate in Germany.

German election: Merkel, rival Schulz TV debate

2017-09-03 18:03

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her center-left rival, Martin Schulz, are set to hold their only televised debate, three weeks before the country's general election.

1 000 'treason' complaints against Merkel - report

2017-08-30 17:43

More than 1 000 criminal complaints for high treason have been filed against German Chancellor Angela Merkel since the height of the refugee crisis in 2015, local media reports say.

German carmakers urged to challenge Tesla by Merkel chief

2017-08-27 09:32

German automakers must invest more in electric vehicles and take on Elon Musk’s Tesla, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff said on Saturday.

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


Merkel, Macron to front diplomatic push at UN climate talks

2017-11-15 08:41

The leaders of France and Germany will lead a diplomatic charge to reinvigorate UN climate talks clouded by Washington's rejection of a planet rescue plan backed by the rest of the world.

Refugee issue complicates Merkel's bid to form government

2017-10-08 21:01

Two weeks after winning elections with a reduced majority, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken the first step toward forming a government.

Humbled Merkel vows to win back hard-right voters

2017-09-26 05:39

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she would talk with all mainstream parties about trying to form a "good, stable" government.

The latest: Schulz: Merkel's mistakes helped nationalists

2017-09-24 21:24

Chancellor Angela Merkel is appealing to other German parties to show responsibility "in stormy times" in a bitter exchange with her defeated challenger Martin Schulz.

North Korea warns of harsh response against new sanctions imposed

2017-09-11 08:03

North Korea says it will make the United States pay a heavy price if a draft proposal Washington is backing to impose the toughest sanctions yet on Pyongyang is approved by the UN Security Council.

Turkish official warns German leaders on fuelling racism

2017-09-05 06:49

A top Turkish official has taken to social media to snap back at German candidates' comments on Turkey during a televised pre-election debate.

Merkel warns Turkey after two Germans detained

2017-09-02 09:17

Two more German citizens have been arrested in Turkey as Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Ankara that Germany could re-examine its policies following the latest Turkish action.

Merkel 'out of touch', says challenger

2017-08-27 22:07

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is "aloof" and "out of touch", her main challenger Martin Schulz has said, stepping up his attacks as he seeks to turn around a flagging campaign.

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.

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