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Merkel says US spying allegations are serious

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 10:02

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday allegations that a German man worked as a double agent for US intelligence were serious and, if true, were a clear contradiction of what cooperation between partners is supposed to be about.

Germany seeks US explanation over spying charges

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 05:09

Germany`s Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has said that an explanation has been sought from the US intelligence services over its contact with a German man arrested last week on suspicion of being a double agent, the media reported Sunday.

Hillary Clinton says Merkel is Europe`s "greatest leader"

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 03:19

Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton called Chancellor Angela Merkel "the greatest leader in Europe" during a visit to Berlin on Sunday and said it was high time America had a woman leader too, though without confirming she would seek the job.

Germany`s Merkel arrives in China with trade topping agenda

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 23:31

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in China on Sunday for her seventh visit since 2005, with economic ties topping the agenda and a high-powered business delegation in tow.

German spy warns firms ``easy prey`` to espionage as Merkel visits China

Last Updated: Sunday, July 06, 2014, 10:13

A German intelligence chief warned, as Chancellor Angela Merkel embarks on her latest visit to China, that some firms in Europe`s biggest economy face a growing threat from industrial espionage by Chinese government agencies with huge resources.

Merkel, Obama urge Moscow to obtain separatist ceasefire

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 01:22

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama on Thursday urged President Vladimir Putin to obtain a ceasefire from pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, Merkel`s office said.

Narendra Modi may meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on way to BRICS summit

Last Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014, 00:14

A meeting may take place between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during his halt in Germany on way to Brazil for the BRICS summit this month.

Germany to adopt minimum wage to help working poor

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 18:09

The minimum wage of 8.50 euros an hour will eventually benefit more than five million workers in the low-wage sector.

France, Germany pushing for Ukraine `de-escalation`: Fabius

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 14:09

France said Tuesday there would be no let-up in diplomatic efforts to bring peace to Ukraine as the Kiev government announced the end of a ceasefire in the restive east of the country.

Europe warns Putin on eve of Ukraine truce deadline

Last Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014, 05:45

The leaders of Germany and France warned Vladimir Putin Sunday that Russia could be hit with punishing sanctions within days unless he forced Ukrainian rebels Moscow is accused of backing to suspend their deadly uprising.

Ukraine phone talks between leaders last over two hours

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 20:38

French president Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke for "over two hours" with their Russian and Ukrainian counterparts Sunday, the Elysee said, with the latest ceasefire deadline in Ukraine looming.

Ukraine phone talks between leaders last over two hours

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 20:38

French president Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke for "over two hours" with their Russian and Ukrainian counterparts Sunday, the Elysee said, with the latest ceasefire deadline in Ukraine looming.