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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.

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
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"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
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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.

Brexit vote
Merkel vows to create 'new impulse' for EU
Chancellor Angela Merkel with French President Francois Hollande and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Berlin. Photo: DPA.

The leaders of Germany, France and Italy vowed on Monday "a new impulse" for the EU as it reels from Brexit.

Brexit vote
Merkel: Brexit has cut into European unity
Angela Merkel at a press conference after the Brexit vote on Friday. Photo: DPA.

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that the UK's decision to leave the EU has created a "cut in Europe" and the project of European unity.

Merkel urges Brits to watch their words after Jo Cox death
A Union Jack flag is laid down by a member of the public near where British MP Jo Cox was shot and fatally wounded in Birstall, Britain. Photo: EPA.

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday urged British politicians to moderate the language used in their campaigns ahead of the Brexit vote, after a popular pro-Europe MP was murdered.

Surprise, surprise: Angie still world’s most powerful Frau
Angela Merkel. Photo: DPA

The magazine for the business elite, Forbes, has named Angela Merkel the world's most powerful woman for the sixth year running. But will she hold on to the title next year?

Merkel hits back at Erdogan's threats against Turkish MPs
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Photo: DPA

Angela Merkel has rebuked Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he accused German MPs of Turkish heritage of having connections to terrorism.

Huge majority of Germans want Britain to stay in EU
EU, British and German flags by the Brandenburg Gate during Queen Elizabeth II's visit to Berlin in June 2015. Photo: DPA

An enormous 79 percent majority of Germans say that Britain should remain a member of the European Union in a survey published on Friday.

Brexit debate
Stay in EU and keep your influence, Merkel tells Brits
Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking on Thursday. Photos: DPA

Germany hopes strongly that the UK will remain in the European Union and influence its future when its citizens vote in an in-out referendum on membership on June 23rd, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

Erdogan to Berlin: be sensible on Armenia genocide bill
Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: DPA

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called Angela Merkel to ask for "common sense" over a resolution recognising the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide", local media reported.

Support for Merkel govt dips below 50 percent
Chancellor Angela Merkel (l) and Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel (r). Photo: DPA

Germany came in for a political first on Tuesday as a new poll showed combined support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government dropped below 50 percent for the first time.

Merkel: Turkey failing to meet EU terms for visa-free travel
Angela Merkel and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: DPA

The Chancellor warned that visa-free travel was unlikely to be granted to Turkey by July 1st, as originally planned, because Ankara was unlikely to fulfil the preconditions.

Merkel meets Erdogan in Istanbul as critics growl
Merkel and Erdogan at a meeting in October 2015. Photo: DPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday in a bid to keep alive a deal to limit the number of refugees arriving in the EU.

Merkel party calls to punish Erdogan over power grab
Chancellor Angela Merkel (l) and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (r). Photos: DPA

The Chancellor has promises to "raise concerns" over democracy in Turkey. But conservatives are demanding tougher action after a law passed in Ankara threatens opposition MPs.

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