US envoy called to Merkel office to discuss spy 'crisis'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office asked the US ambassador to come in on Thursday to discuss new allegations of NSA spying, which threaten to drive a new wedge through transatlantic ties.

US envoy `invited` to Merkel office to discuss spy reports
US envoy `invited` to Merkel office to discuss spy reports

Chancellor Angela Merkel`s office asked the US ambassador to come in Thursday to discuss new allegations of NSA spying, which threatened to drive a new wedge through transatlantic ties.

NSA also spied on several German ministers, media reports say

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has spied not only on German Chancellor Angela Merkel, but also on numerous high-ranking government members such as the economy and finance ministers, German media reported on Wednesday.

Obama, Merkel say `critically important` for Greece to resume reforms: White House

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday agreed that Greece needed to find its way back to a path of reform and avoid an exit from the eurozone, the White House said.

Migration plan exposes EU rifts, tough bargaining ahead

Hours of late-night squabbling in Europe`s highest council of state left EU leaders licking political wounds on Friday and preparing for weeks of hard bargaining over a plan to cope with a flood of migrants from the south.

Angela Merkel urges Greece to accept `extraordinarily generous` offer
Angela Merkel urges Greece to accept `extraordinarily generous` offer

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Greece on Friday to accept an "extraordinarily generous" offer from its EU-IMF creditors, which includes at least 12 billion euros ($13.4 billion) in further rescue cash over the next five months.

Merkel, Hollande see `insufficient` Ukraine progress after Putin call

Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel lamented the "insufficient" progress in resolving the Ukraine crisis after a telephone conversation Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a source close to the French president.

Greece says ready to compromise, calls for Merkel decision

Greece on Saturday said it would present new proposals to its EU-IMF creditors to reach a debt deal as the country`s outspoken finance minister called on German Chancellor Angela Merkel to make a "clear decision" at an emergency eurozone summit.

Merkel urges EU to ''seriously'' consider Britain's requests
Merkel urges EU to ''seriously'' consider Britain's requests

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated on Thursday her confidence that Britain will opt to stay in the European Union (EU), and called for "seriously and conscientiously" considering its wishes regarding the European Council, Efe news agency reported.

Merkel urges EU to ''seriously'' consider Britain's requests
Merkel urges EU to ''seriously'' consider Britain's requests

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated on Thursday her confidence that Britain will opt to stay in the European Union (EU), and called for "seriously and conscientiously" considering its wishes regarding the European Council, Efe news agency reported.

Germany`s Merkel convinced Greek deal possible
Germany`s Merkel convinced Greek deal possible

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she was "still convinced" a Greek debt deal was possible ahead of crunch EU talks on keeping Athens from crashing out of the euro.

Computer in Merkel's office hit by cyberattack: Report
Computer in Merkel's office hit by cyberattack: Report

A computer in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's legislative office was hit by a cyber attack that targeted the country's lower house of parliament in May, the Bild newspaper reported today.

Computer in Merkel`s office hit by cyberattack: Report
Computer in Merkel`s office hit by cyberattack: Report

A computer in German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s legislative office was hit by a cyberattack that targeted the country`s lower house of parliament in May, the Bild newspaper reported on Sunday.

Tsipras seeks debt relief as Greeks take offer to Brussels
Tsipras seeks debt relief as Greeks take offer to Brussels

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said he was willing to accept unpalatable compromises to secure a deal with international creditors provided he gets debt relief in return, something that Germany refuses to countenance.

Germany drops probe into US spying on Merkel

Germany`s top public prosecutor closed a year-long investigation into the suspected tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel`s cell phone by U.S. spies, saying there was a lack of evidence that would stand up in court.

Germany drops probe into alleged US tapping of Merkel cellphone
Germany drops probe into alleged US tapping of Merkel cellphone

Germany`s chief prosecutor has dropped a probe into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel`s mobile phone by US intelligence agencies, his office said Friday.

Greek drama heaps domestic pressure on Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces growing dissent within her conservative party over efforts to keep Greece in the eurozone after months of drawn-out, quarrelsome debt talks.

EU pushes Greece for deal as protests erupt

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker impatiently pushed Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras for a debt deal Thursday after talks with the leaders of Germany and France ended without a breakthrough.

Merkel, Hollande ready for tense Tsipras talks

The leaders of Germany and France said Wednesday they were ready to meet Greece`s embattled premier Alexis Tsipras at a summit in Brussels in a last-ditch effort to solve a debt crisis that could send Athens crashing out of the euro.

Where there`s a will, there`s a way: Angela Merkel on Greece

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday a solution was possible to the Greek debt crisis, adding that she was available to meet Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Brussels if he wanted.