Angela Merkel

Defiant Merkel takes on protestors at rowdy campaign rally

Chancellor Angela Merkel stood up to rowdy protestors who tried to drown out her campaign speech with deafening jeers and whistles in the eastern town of Quedlinburg on Saturday, telling them that their angry shouts would not solve Germany’s problems.

August 28, 2017
August 28, 2017

Merkel has no regrets over refugee policy despite political cost

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she has no regrets about her 2015 decision to open the country’s borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees and added she will not be deterred from campaigning by angry hecklers.

August 27, 2017
August 27, 2017

Defiant Merkel takes on protestors at rowdy campaign rally

Chancellor Angela Merkel stood up to rowdy protestors who tried to drown out her campaign speech with deafening jeers and whistles in the eastern town of Quedlinburg on Saturday, telling them that their angry shouts would not solve Germany’s problems.

June 25, 2016
June 25, 2016

'No need to be nasty' on Brexit: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the EU has "no need to be particularly nasty in any way" in the negotiations with Britain about its exit from the bloc.

June 6, 2016
June 6, 2016

Forbes ranks Hasina as 36th most powerful women

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina demonstrates her strongest showing on Forbes magazine's list of the world's most powerful women. The three-time premier ranks 36th on the 2016 Power Women list, from 59th last year.

April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016

Merkel, EU officials heading to Turkey to promote migrant deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, top EU officials are due to visit the Turkish-Syrian border to promote a controversial month-old migrant deal.

March 13, 2016
March 13, 2016

Merkel faces test as Germany votes in regional elections

Germans are set to vote in three regional elections seen as a test of support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's policy towards refugees.

February 3, 2016
February 3, 2016

Donald Trump ‘nominated for Nobel Peace Prize’

Donald Trump, Greek islanders helping desperate migrants, Angela Merkel and the pope -- some may seem more likely than others but all are understood to be in the running for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

January 31, 2016
January 31, 2016

German police ‘should shoot migrants’

German police should "if necessary" shoot at migrants seeking to enter the country illegally, the leader of a right-wing populist party has said.

January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016

EU migrant crisis: Germany returns migrants to Austria

Germany sends an increasing number of migrants back to Austria every day since the beginning of the month, Austrian police say.

January 10, 2016
January 10, 2016

Anti-migrant protest turns violent as German welcome cools

Riot police break up far-right protesters in Cologne as they march against Germany's open-door migration policy after asylum seekers were identified as suspects in assaults on women on New Year's Eve.