Chancellor Angela Merkel

Germany's far-right AfD has more immigrant MPs than Merkel's conservatives

Germany's far-right AfD has more immigrant MPs than Merkel's conservatives

The AfD has been sharply critical of Merkel's decision to take in 1.3 million mainly Muslim migrants and says Islam has no place in Germany.

Sep 29, 2017, 23:02 PM IST
Merkel's party seeks key victory in bellwether state vote

Merkel's party seeks key victory in bellwether state vote

But surveys ahead of the vote showed the centre-left party running neck-and-neck with Merkel`s Christian Democratic Union, with some even placing the CDU ahead.

May 14, 2017, 18:01 PM IST

Merkel's conservatives defeat SPD rivals in northern state vote

The result leaves the CDU short of sufficient support to rule alone in the state, but means the SPD cannot continue to govern in coalition with the Greens and the South Schleswig Party (SSW), which represents the ethnic Danish minority.

May 07, 2017, 22:38 PM IST

Angela Merkel seeks good ties with Trump, despite differences

Chancellor Angela Merkel says it's in Germany's interest to have good relations with the United States, despite disagreeing with President Donald Trump on important issues.

Apr 13, 2017, 15:17 PM IST

Angela Merkel affirms German backing for two-state solution to Israel-Palestine conflict

Chancellor Angela Merkel is reiterating Germany's long-held support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and its rejection of Israeli settlements.

Mar 24, 2017, 20:34 PM IST

German Social Democrats still hard on heels of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives - Poll

Germany`s Social Democrats (SPD) held steady at 31 percent support in a survey published on Wednesday, remaining hard on the heels of Chancellor Angela Merkel`s conservatives - on 34 percent - seven months ahead of a federal election.

Feb 22, 2017, 12:32 PM IST

Bavaria pushes ahead with burqa ban as elections loom

Bavaria will ban the full-face veil in schools, universities, government workplaces and polling stations, the southern German state said on Tuesday.

Feb 22, 2017, 09:22 AM IST
Gabriel named foreign minister after ruling out Merkel challenge

Gabriel named foreign minister after ruling out Merkel challenge

Gabriel, 57, now replaces as Germany's top diplomat Frank-Walter Steinmeier, who is set to take over the largely ceremonial post of federal president in Feb.

Jan 27, 2017, 18:54 PM IST

Merkel aide says cannot confirm Munich shooting was terrorism

Germany cannot confirm that the shooting attack in Munich in which at least nine people were killed on Friday was an act of terrorism, Chancellor Angela Merkel`s chief of staff said.

Jul 23, 2016, 03:10 AM IST