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Eastern Europe pushes Germany for joint EU army
Angela Merkel (l), Beata Szydlo and Victor Orban. Photo: DPA

Eastern EU countries on Friday pushed for the bloc to create a joint army as they met with Germany for talks on sketching Europe's post-Brexit future.

Czech police detain driver for harassing Merkel's motorcade
Angela Merkel. File photo: DPA

Czech police arrested a man on Thursday for attempting to drive into the motorcade of visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Prague, they said.

Merkel urged to address Turkmenistan rights record
Angela Merkel with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov. Photo: DPA

Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged Chancellor Angela Merkel to bring up major rights violations, including a "policy of disappearances", when Germany hosts the president of Turkmenistan next week.

Merkel wants migrant return deals with N. African states
Migrants in the Mediterranean. Photo: DPA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Tuesday on the EU and North African countries to do deals modelled on a controversial agreement with Turkey to stem migrant flows to Europe.

Merkel calls for 'loyalty' from Turkish-Germans
Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: EPA.

Those who have lived in Germany for many years should actively show a "high level of loyalty", the Chancellor said.

Interior minister proposes partial burqa ban
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Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere came out on Friday in favour of a partial burqa ban amid a fierce national debate on integration.

Analysis
Why Trump doesn’t have a clue about Germany or Merkel
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US presidential candidate Donald Trump has been on the attack against Chancellor Angela Merkel once again. The lies he told about Germany show how dangerous he is.

Erdogan: Germany is ‘feeding the terrorists’
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had harsh words for Germany as tensions between the two countries continue to grow.

Arsonist burns down Merkel party mate's campaign bus
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Berlin police are searching for the culprit behind a fire that burned down a campaign bus belonging to one of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party mates.

Merkel's popularity plunges in wake of attacks
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The new poll is Chancellor Angela Merkel's second worst result since she was re-elected in 2013.

Over 2 in 3 Germans don't blame Merkel for terror attacks
Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA

Since two violent attacks in Bavaria by Islamist fanatics, Chancellor Angela Merkel has come under pressure for her open-door refugee policy. But most Germans see things differently.

I’m ashamed of Germany’s refugee failure: Green leader
Cem Özdemir. Photo: DPA

The head of the Green Party has responded angrily to Angela Merkel’s speech on refugees on Friday, saying he feels “ashamed at Germany’s failure".

Analysis
How Merkel reacts to crises better than other leaders
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It is of critical importance for a country how a leader chooses to react to an act of terrorism. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cool head sets an example for the rest of the country.

After rampages, Merkel says again: Wir schaffen das
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Speaking for the first time after a Syrian refugee blew himself up in southern Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed her commitment to helping refugees on Thursday.

Merkel's refugee policy was 'reckless': Left Party leader
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The attacks carried out by refugees over the past week show accepting large numbers of refugees brings "significant problems", the party's chairwoman said on Monday.

Munich shooting
Merkel deplores 'night of horror' in Munich
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Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said Munich had suffered a "night of horror" after a shooting spree in the southern German city left nine people dead.

Merkel accepts UK's decision to delay triggering Brexit
Theresa May (l) and Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA

Germany and Britain agreed Wednesday that Prime Minister Theresa May needed time to prepare for talks to leave the EU, after London took the first step towards Brexit by giving up its presidency of the European Council.

May to thrash out Brexit roadmap in Berlin, Paris talks
Theresa May. Photo: DPA

British Prime Minister Theresa May is heading to Berlin on Wednesday and Paris on Thursday to start thrashing out the roadmap for Britain's departure from the EU.

May to visit Berlin for first Brexit talks on Wednesday
Theresa May. Photo: DPA

Talks with Merkel will centre on the UK's preparations to leave the EU.

'Meeting Merkel gave me the courage to walk again'
Photo: Screenshot of Merkel and Reem Sahwil from NDR broadcast.

The disabled Palestinian teen who gained fame after a discussion on refugees with Angela Merkel brought her to tears has spoken about about how the Chancellor has changed her life.

May wastes no time in calling Merkel, stresses friendly ties
Theresa May (l) and Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA

Met the Queen? Check. Called Merkel? Check.

Analysis
Why Merkel and May could make ideal Brexit partners
Theresa May and Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA

A leading expert on the EU tells The Local why Germany will be on the UK's side in Brexit negotiations, and how Angela Merkel and Theresa May could be a good fit.

Merkel: No eurozone crisis developing over Italy's banks
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA.

Italy has €360 billion of bad debt sitting in its national banks.

Merkel convinced Britain will trigger Article 50 for Brexit
Photo: DPA

"I assume in principle they will do that."

Merkel's popularity continues to grow with Germans
Three quarters of CSU supporters now back Merkel. Photo: DPA

The poll was the second in a few days to suggest a popularity boost for the German leader.

Merkel blames Russia for breakdown of trust with NATO
A Russian military ship in the Crimea. Photo: EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Russia's actions in Ukraine had eroded mutual trust with the West, speaking on the eve of a major NATO summit in Poland.

Brexit, budget keep Merkel away from football
Work, work, work, work, work. Photo: DPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel, an avid football fan, will not attend Die Mannschaft's Euro 2016 semi-final match against France this week due to a busy schedule.

Merkel demands German vote on EU free trade deal
Photo: DPA

Angela Merkel said the German parliament should be consulted on the EU's free trade deal with Canada, setting her on a collision course with the European Commission.

Brexit vote
There's no way back for Britain, says 'sad' Merkel
Angela Merkel (r) and David Cameron in Brussels. Photo: DPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the EU summit in Brussels late on Tuesday that she didn't see any way that the British decision to leave the EU could be reversed.

Brexit vote
Merkel: Britain can’t cherry-pick Brexit terms
Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that the EU could survive a Brexit and warned Britain the union would not tolerate "cherry-picking" in upcoming negotiations on their future relations.

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