Hillary Clinton snaps at Merkel heels in `powerful women` list

German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a fifth year tops the Forbes list of the world`s most powerful women, but for the first time Hillary Clinton is snapping at her heels, the magazine said Tuesday.

Merkel says still `a lot to do` for Greek debt deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday there was still a lot of work needed to reach agreement with Greece on its debt bailout, as tortuous talks drag on amid fears Athens could run out of money.

Russian return to G7 `unimaginable` for now: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday a return of Russia to the Group of Seven major industrialised nations is "unimaginable" as long as it flouts international law in Ukraine.

Merkel says `still no ceasefire` in east Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday said there was still no genuine ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, as she paid a visit to Moscow to commemorate millions of Soviet soldiers and civilians who died in WWII.

Merkel urges cooperation after missing Russian WWII victory parade

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday paid tribute to Soviet soldiers killed in WWII as she called for cooperation with Russia amid tensions over Ukraine.

Merkel defends cooperation with US spy agency

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday insisted her country needed to work with American intelligence agencies, in the wake of claims Berlin helped the US spy on EU leaders and companies.

Germany closed its eyes to US spying on European firms: Report

The German chancellor`s office has known since 2008 of US economic espionage targeting European companies such as Airbus but did not react, the Bild daily said Monday, citing intelligence agency documents.

German Chancellor gifts first edition print of Max Mueller's 1898 book to PM Modi

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday presented an original first edition print of Max Mueller's 1898 book, 'Ramakrishna - His Life and Sayings' to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

PM Modi gifts reproductions of CV Raman`s manuscripts to German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gifted German Chancellor Angela Merkel reproductions of Nobel Laureate Sir CV Raman`s manuscripts and papers.

PM Modi invites German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Maharashtra

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited German Chancellor Angela Merkel to visit Maharashtra, which has a large number of German businesses flourishing.

Angela Merkel movie set to hit cinema screens in 2017

A film about German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in the former Communist East Germany before becoming the reunified country`s first female chancellor, will hit cinema screens in 2017, the head of Berlin production firm AVE told Reuters.

Merkel party down in state poll, anti-euro party may take seats

German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s conservatives suffered heavy losses in Hamburg city-state elections Sunday, where an anti-euro party also looked set to enter parliament.

Obama, Merkel want Russia held accountable for violence in Ukraine

US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed their concern about Russia`s role in rising violence in eastern Ukraine in a phone call late on Tuesday and agreed on the need for funds to stabilise the Ukrainian economy.

Merkel calls threats, attacks against Jews 'disgrace'

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday it was a "disgrace" that Jews in Germany faced insults, threats or violence, as she marked 70 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.

Merkel urges Putin to `put pressure` on Ukraine`s pro-Russia separatists

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a phone call on Sunday to "put pressure" on Ukraine`s pro-Kremlin separatists to end a recent upsurge in violence that has sparked international alarm.

Obama, Merkel concerned over increase in violence in Ukraine

President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed concerns over an increase in violence in Ukraine during a call on Thursday, the White House said.

Anti-Muslim group marches as Merkel vows to rally for tolerance

Thousands of anti-Islamic protesters marched in Germany on Monday, claiming the jihadist attacks in France vindicated their stance, hours after Chancellor Angela Merkel said that "Islam belongs to Germany".

Merkel speaks with Putin, Poroshenko on Ukraine

Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on Saturday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukraine`s Petro Poroshenko on the situation in Ukraine, the German government spokesman said.