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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.

Merkel admits mistakes as anti-migrant party surges in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Monday that there would be no repeat of last year`s "chaotic" border opening to refugees, after a stinging loss for her party in Berlin elections.

Merkel party takes hit in Berlin vote, anti-migrant AfD gains

Merkel party takes hit in Berlin vote, anti-migrant AfD gains

Merkel's Christian Democratic Union won just 18 percent -- its worst post-war result in the city, before or after the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall. 

Angela Merkel says EU in `critical situation`

Angela Merkel says EU in `critical situation`

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Friday that the European Union faces a "critical situation", as she arrived in Bratislava for a summit to chart a post-Brexit future.

Angela Merkel wants Germany to get refugees into workforce faster

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that Germany needed "viable solutions" to integrate refugees into the workforce faster after she met with blue-chip companies, which have hired fewer than 100 refugees since around a million arrived in the country last year.

Greece says EU-IMF rift stalling Greek debt solution

A rift between the EU and the International Monetary Fund on the way to tackle the Greek debt crisis is delaying its solution, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Sunday. 

Angela Merkel vows to `win back trust` after defeat to anti-migrant party

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Monday to "win back trust" of voters angered by her open-door refugee policy, while admitting her share of responsibility for her conservatives` humiliating election loss to an anti-migrant party.

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

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

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.

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.

Refugee influx leaves `Mama Merkel` isolated in EU

Eastern European countries closed their borders and refused to take in mostly Muslim migrants, with hardliners painting them as potential jihadists.
 

Czech police detain suspect in Merkel road incident

A man in a black Mercedes "attempted to join the motorcade as it moved between Prague airport and Czech government headquarters.

Record German budget surplus fuels investment debate

Record German budget surplus fuels investment debate

Solid economic growth generated a record budget surplus for Germany in the first half of this year, stoking a debate within government about whether the country should use its spare revenue to cut taxes or increase spending.

Hollande voices `concern` to Putin over Ukraine tension: Presidency

French President Francois Hollande voiced his "concern" over a spike in tensions in Ukraine, in a telephone call with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, his office said on Tuesday.

Merkel to urge chiefs of big companies to hire refugees: Report

Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited executives from some of Germany`s biggest listed companies to attend a summit next month where she will urge them to hire more refugees, the newspaper Bild reported on Saturday.

Merkel 'firmly' rejects reversing refugee policy after attacks

Merkel 'firmly' rejects reversing refugee policy after attacks

Merkel told reporters that four brutal assaults within a week were "shocking, oppressive and depressing" but not a sign that authorities had lost control.

'Munich gunman planned shooting for a year, chose victims randomly'

'Munich gunman planned shooting for a year, chose victims randomly'

The 18-year-old gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree in Munich had been planning his crime for a year but chose his victims at random, officials said on Sunday.

Munich pulls together after shopping mall shooting

Munich pulls together after shopping mall shooting

In the chaos after the Munich mall shooting, city residents spontaneously offered shelter to strangers -- a move that Chancellor Angela Merkel said showed that Germany`s strength lies in its values.

UK to relinquish scheduled EU presidency: British PM Theresa May

UK to relinquish scheduled EU presidency: British PM Theresa May

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday said the UK will not take up its six-month presidency of the European Council in 2017.

British PM May set to reassure Germany, France over Brexit

British PM May set to reassure Germany, France over Brexit

May said before her trip that she was heading to Germany and France "so soon after taking office" because she was determined Britain would "make a success of leaving the European Union".