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 Infighting hits nationalist AfD after winning first seats in German Parliament

Infighting hits nationalist AfD after winning first seats in German Parliament

The nationalist alternative for Germany was hit by party infighting Monday.

Sep 25, 2017, 18:25 PM IST
 Angela Merkel`s party alleges cyber attacks from Russian IP addresses ahead of elections

Angela Merkel`s party alleges cyber attacks from Russian IP addresses ahead of elections

A top leader of Conservative Party said her website had been hit by thousands of cyber attacks before Sunday`s televised election debate.

Sep 04, 2017, 19:24 PM IST

Angela Merkel overshadows party ahead of September election

Challenger Martin Schulz of the centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) is leading his campaign with "more social justice", promising reforms to tax, unemployment benefits and childcare after having just succeeded with a push to legalise same-sex marriage.

Jul 03, 2017, 11:19 AM IST

German Parliament passes controversial hate speech bill

Under Germany's prevailing legal framework, hate speech includes the incitement to kill or be violent, threatening speech, abusive language, and sedition.

Jul 01, 2017, 08:47 AM IST

Angela Merkel's ally says Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan 'not welcome' in Germany

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has crossed a line by comparing Germany`s government to the Nazis and is no longer welcome in the country, a major ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday.

Mar 21, 2017, 15:35 PM IST
Angela Merkel terms full face cover inappropriate; calls for 'Burkha' ban in Germany

Angela Merkel terms full face cover inappropriate; calls for 'Burkha' ban in Germany

Support for bans on 'Burkha' has been growing across Europe since France became first country to implement such a law in 2011, followed by countries including Belgium, Bulgaria and parts of Switzerland.

Dec 07, 2016, 15:32 PM IST
German Chancellor Angela Merkel re-elected by Christian Democratic Union to lead it into 2017 polls

German Chancellor Angela Merkel re-elected by Christian Democratic Union to lead it into 2017 polls

Angela Merkel on Tuesday was elected by CDU to lead the party into next year`s elections.

Dec 06, 2016, 22:22 PM IST

Angela Merkel's party confronts sexism charges

A leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party admitted on Sunday that it has a problem with sexism in its ranks, after a female politician spoke out about vulgar and belittling comments.

Sep 25, 2016, 18:46 PM IST

Germany's anti-migrant populists beat Merkel's party in local vote

Germany's anti-migrant populists made a strong showing at state polls on Sunday, scoring ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party as voters punish the German leader over her liberal refugee policy.

Sep 04, 2016, 23:26 PM IST

German lawmaker wants to make it easier to deport ''preachers of hate''

Germany deported about 16,000 migrants whose asylum applications had been rejected from January to the end of July, compared with 21,000 deportations in all of 2015.

Sep 01, 2016, 09:13 AM IST
Angela Merkel admits Balkan migrant route closure benefits Germany

Angela Merkel admits Balkan migrant route closure benefits Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted Monday that Germany benefited from a decision by Balkan nations to close their borders to migrants seeking to head north, even as she insisted that it was not a long-term solution.

Mar 14, 2016, 20:42 PM IST

Merkel in firing line over refugees after regional vote `debacle`

Merkel`s Christian Democratic Union was at the receiving end of voters` anger, suffering defeats in two out of three states in regional elections.

Mar 14, 2016, 10:09 AM IST
Angela Merkel faces drubbing as German populists eye poll surge

Angela Merkel faces drubbing as German populists eye poll surge

Merkel`s Christian Democratic Union was bracing for a poor showing, particularly in its traditional stronghold of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Mar 09, 2016, 10:53 AM IST
Germany encouraged illegal immigration: Czech PM

Germany encouraged illegal immigration: Czech PM

Germany encouraged illegal immigration to Europe with its humanitarian response to the refugee crisis, the Czech Prime Minister was cited as saying by a German newspaper on Wednesday.

Dec 23, 2015, 16:11 PM IST

Angela Merkel to hold talks with coalition partners on refugee crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold emergency talks with the leaders of her two coalition partners over the weekend in a bid to resolve a dispute over tackling the refugee crisis, which is threatening to tear apart her two-year old government, as thousands of asylum seekers continued to stream into this country.

Oct 31, 2015, 14:38 PM IST

Indian-origin man becomes mayor of Germany's Bonn city

Ashok Sridharan, a mayoral candidate of Chancellor Angela Merkel-led Christian Democratic Union (CDU), has comprehensively won the election in Bonn, becoming the first person of Indian-origin to occupy the mayor's office in a major German city.

Sep 14, 2015, 12:42 PM IST

Indian-origin Ashok Sridharan leads in mayoral polls in Bonn

 An Indian-origin candidate of German Chancellor Angela Merkel-led Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is the favourite in today's mayoral election in the city of Bonn, according to latest opinion polls.

Sep 13, 2015, 13:43 PM IST

Indian-origin man leads in mayoral polls in Bonn

A 49-year-old Indian-origin man in German city of Bonn has emerged as the front-runner for the city's top job ahead of this Sunday's polls to elect a new mayor, according to a opinion poll.

Sep 11, 2015, 13:36 PM IST

Angela Merkel chairs first cabinet meeting of third term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has chaired the first meeting of her newly-formed "grand coalition" cabinet despite injuries sustained in a skiing accident in Switzerland.

Jan 09, 2014, 13:43 PM IST

Germany`s Merkel agrees coalition with Social Democrats

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday agreed to form a coalition government with campaign rivals the Social Democrats, two months after her conservatives won elections but fell short of a full majority.

Nov 27, 2013, 12:21 PM IST