Angela Merkel

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

December 28, 2015
December 28, 2015

Angela Merkel most influential figure of the year

AFP journalists choose Angela Merkel as the most influential figure of 2015 after the German chancellor stamped her mark on the European migrant and Greek financial crises.

December 9, 2015
December 9, 2015

Merkel is Time 'Person of the Year'

Time Magazine names German Chancellor Angela Merkel as its "Person of the Year".

November 26, 2015
November 26, 2015

Germany vows to do more against IS

Germany will do more in the fight against Islamic State militants, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.

September 8, 2015
September 8, 2015

Germany ‘can cope with more migrants’

Germany can cope with at least 500,000 asylum seekers a year for several years, Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel says.

September 6, 2015
September 6, 2015

Migrants resume journey towards Germany

Hundreds of migrants have resumed their journey through Austria to Germany after Hungary's decision on Friday to let them through.

June 26, 2015
June 26, 2015

EU agrees to relocate 40,000 migrants

EU leaders holding late-night talks in Brussels have agreed to relocate tens of thousands of migrants who have arrived in Italy and Greece.

May 28, 2015
May 28, 2015

Taylor Swift in Forbes Power Women List

Singer Taylor Swift has made it on the Forbes Power Women List for first time this year, being placed at number 65 for her career achievements and charity work.

April 17, 2015
April 17, 2015

Memorial service for Alps crash dead

A memorial service for the victims of last month's Alps plane crash is to be held at Cologne Cathedral.

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