Refugee crisis tests Europe`s core ideals: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said the refugee crisis facing Europe is testing the core ideals of universal rights at the heart of the European Union.

Hollande, Merkel, Putin call for fresh summit on Ukraine

The leaders of France, Germany and Russia discussed the Ukraine crisis over the phone today and agreed to hold a new summit in the coming weeks, said the French presidency.

Four held over Austria truck tragedy as migrant deaths mount
Four held over Austria truck tragedy as migrant deaths mount

 Hungary said on Friday it had arrested four people over the discovery of the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants, believed to be Syrian, in an abandoned truck in Austria.

Merkel, jeered on visit to refugees, says no to xenophobia

Dozens of protesters heckled Chancellor Angela Merkel and waved placards that read "traitor" on Wednesday when she visited an eastern German town where anti-refugee protests erupted into violence at the weekend.

India, Germany close to resolving German language row

India and Germany are close to resolving the sticky German language issue, a row that had injected a bit of sourness in bilateral ties last year.

Angela Merkel faces down far-right `mob` on refugee centre visit

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Wednesday there would be no tolerance for "shameful and vile" anti-migrant violence, facing down a noisy far-right protest during a visit to a refugee centre.

Angela Merkel booed by German protesters at refugee centre
Angela Merkel booed by German protesters at refugee centre

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Wednesday there would be no tolerance for "shameful and vile" anti-migrant violence, facing down a noisy far-right protest during a visit to a refugee centre.

Migrant crisis to hijack western Balkans summit

 Europe`s raging migrant crisis is set to hijack a summit in Vienna of leaders from the western Balkans region on Thursday that will also be attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel condemns neo-Nazi riots outside refugee shelter

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday condemned the neo-Nazi riots outside a refugee shelter in eastern Germany over the weekend, calling the attacks and those Germans who stood by watching them "shameful."

Merkel, Hollande urge 'unified' response to EU refugee crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for a "unified" response to the worst refugee crisis to hit the EU since World War II.

Angela Merkel slams `vile` violent protests against refugees

German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned "vile" violent demonstrations against refugees at the weekend, her spokesman said Monday, amid criticism she has failed to forcefully address anti-migrant sentiment.

In Germany, 60 conservative MPs oppose Merkel course on Greece

A total of 60 lawmakers in German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s 311-member conservative bloc voted against or abstained in a test ballot on Tuesday over a third bailout plan for Greece before the vote in parliament, participants told Reuters.

Merkel says migrants bigger challenge for EU than debt crisis

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday condemned a surge in German attacks on refugee shelters and warned that the issue of asylum could become a bigger challenge for the European Union than the Greek debt crisis.

German chief prosecutor sacked in media treason row

Germany`s justice minister on Tuesday fired the chief prosecutor in an escalating row sparked by a controversial treason case against a blog accused of revealing state secrets.

Hollande, Merkel, Putin, Poroshenko for Ukraine truce

The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine have called for a "strict respect of engagements" pledged in a peace deal to end the Ukraine crisis, the French presidency said of the first four-way talks in more than two months.

Palestinian teen who sobbed before Merkel can stay on in Germany: Report

A teenage Palestinian asylum seeker, who burst into tears in front of Chancellor Angela Merkel during a televised debate, will be allowed to stay in Germany, officials said Friday.

Merkel urges conservative MPs to back Greek debt deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble have urged conservative lawmakers to back a third debt deal for Greece, on the eve of a key Bundestag vote on the new rescue package.

On the brink, EU leaders clinched bailout deal with an SMS

As dawn broke in Brussels on Monday, Europe's frazzled leaders gazed into an abyss: the looming exit of Greece from a common currency that symbolized European unity.

Greek crisis strains Franco-German relationship

On the frontline of the Greek debt crisis, the Franco-German partnership is in open conflict with Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Francois Hollande deeply divided over how far to go to keep Greece in the eurozone.