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Germany eases lockdown, with ’emergency brake’ on hand if needed

05 May, 2020 3:28 pm 3:28 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel announced steps on Wednesday to ease the coronavirus lockdown in Germany but at the same time launched an “emergency brake” mechanism allowing for renewed restrictions in case infections pick up again. Declaring an end to the first phase of the pandemic in Germany, Merkel said there was still a … Read More

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Merkel asks Germans for resilience in coronavirus battle

04 April, 2020 4:51 pm 4:51 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans on Thursday to show endurance and discipline to get through the coronavirus pandemic that is “still at the beginning”, and called for a bigger European Union budget to support economic recovery in the bloc. Merkel is worried that Germans are relaxing their social distancing efforts after the … Read More

Merkel’s conservatives make big poll gains in midst of coronavirus cr...

04 April, 2020 9:46 am 9:46 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc has won support during the coronavirus crisis, hitting its highest level in nearly three years, a poll showed on Thursday. Merkel’s cautious approach during the emergency appears to have reaped rewards, as a relatively early shutdown of schools, many factories and shops has had some effect … Read More

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Coronavirus toll in Europe soars as doctors overwhelmed, Merkel goes into q...

03 March, 2020 10:43 am 10:43 am

ROME (AFP) – Coronavirus deaths soared across Europe and the United States on Sunday despite heightened restrictions, as Germany banned gatherings of more than two people and Chancellor Angela Merkel went into quarantine. In the US, President Donald Trump ordered emergency medical stations for hotspots, hospitals scrambled to find ventilators, and a trillion-dollar proposal to … Read More

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Two-thirds of Germans may get coronavirus, says Merkel

03 March, 2020 9:59 pm 9:59 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will spend what it takes to tackle the coronavirus which is likely to infect up to 70% of the population in Europe’s largest economy, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. “We will do what we need to get through this. And then at the end we will look at what that … Read More

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Merkel’s crisis-hit CDU sets April 25 congress to pick new leader

02 February, 2020 10:27 pm 10:27 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Monday they would hold a congress on April 25 to pick a new leader who they want to succeed Chancellor Angela Merkel, scrambling to resolve a crisis shaking the party’s hold on power. The decision on the succession timetable came after voters saddled the CDU with … Read More

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Turkish president declared most popular Muslim leader in Gallup Survey

02 February, 2020 3:27 pm 3:27 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has emerged as the most popular Muslim leader in the world on Friday. Gallup International has released an annual popularity index of world political leaders in collaboration with Gallup Pakistan. Gallup International Survey says that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been declared as the most … Read More

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Merkel protegee Kramp-Karrenbauer won’t run for chancellor

02 February, 2020 5:47 pm 5:47 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – The woman who had been expected to become Germany’s next chancellor has decided not to run for the top job, a source in her Christian Democratic party (CDU) said on Monday, throwing into confusion the race to succeed Angela Merkel. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is CDU leader and a protegee of the chancellor but … Read More

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Germany asserts independence after US warning on Huawei

03 March, 2019 10:46 pm 10:46 pm

BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany will define its own security standards for a new 5G mobile network, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, after Washington said it would scale back data-sharing with Berlin if China’s Huawei was allowed to participate. Merkel’s conservatives chafed at what some saw as a threat by Washington, although Germany’s transatlantic coordinator … Read More

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Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel’s call to work with Russia

02 February, 2019 9:44 pm 9:44 pm

MUNICH (Reuters) – US Vice President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack on Washington’s traditional allies, rejecting a call by Germany’s chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts. In speeches and in private talks at the Munich Security Conference, Pence and Chancellor Angela Merkel laid … Read More

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Merkel says still time for Brexit solution

02 February, 2019 8:08 pm 8:08 pm

TOKYO (Reuters) – There is still time to find a solution to the impasse on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Japan on Tuesday. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was rejected by parliament last month and she is trying to persuade the EU to accept changes to … Read More

Britain must talk further about how to leave EU – Merkel

11 November, 2018 8:56 am 8:56 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Union has done almost all it can to reach a satisfactory agreement on Britain’s exit from the European Union, and it is Britain where further discussions are most needed on the matter, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. Addressing a congress of the German employers’ association BDA in Berlin, Merkel said … Read More

Merkel looks to Africa to cement a legacy shaped by migration

10 October, 2018 11:32 am 11:32 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Tuesday a new development fund to tackle unemployment in Africa, a problem spurring the mass migration that has shaped her long premiership as it nears its end. Merkel hosted a summit of African leaders a day after her announcement that she would retire from politics by … Read More

Russia, Germany, France and Turkey call for lasting ceasefire, constitution...

10 October, 2018 8:16 am 8:16 am

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The leaders of Russia, Germany, France and Turkey stressed the importance of a lasting ceasefire in Syria, and said a committee to create a new constitution should meet by the end of the year. The leaders of the four countries gathered for a summit in Istanbul to discuss Syria, where violence this … Read More

Merkel targets debt reduction, investment as tax take ‘very good̵...

09 September, 2018 8:27 am 8:27 am

BERLIN (Reuters) – Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany would reduce government debt and invest in employment and infrastructure to extend the economy’s upswing and prepare for any downturn. In her regular weekly podcast, Merkel said the government would use its 2019 budget – due to be debated in parliament next week – to invest in … Read More