Merkel, Obama urge Moscow to obtain separatist ceasefire

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama on Thursday urged President Vladimir Putin to obtain a ceasefire from pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine, Merkel`s office said.

Narendra Modi may meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on way to BRICS summit

A meeting may take place between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during his halt in Germany on way to Brazil for the BRICS summit this month.

France, Germany pushing for Ukraine `de-escalation`: Fabius

France said Tuesday there would be no let-up in diplomatic efforts to bring peace to Ukraine as the Kiev government announced the end of a ceasefire in the restive east of the country.

Europe warns Putin on eve of Ukraine truce deadline

The leaders of Germany and France warned Vladimir Putin Sunday that Russia could be hit with punishing sanctions within days unless he forced Ukrainian rebels Moscow is accused of backing to suspend their deadly uprising.

Ukraine phone talks between leaders last over two hours

French president Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke for "over two hours" with their Russian and Ukrainian counterparts Sunday, the Elysee said, with the latest ceasefire deadline in Ukraine looming.

Merkel praises would-be Hitler assassins

German Chancellor Angela Merkel paid tribute on Saturday to the army officers who attempted to assassinate Adolf Hitler towards the end of the Second World War.

Putin, Merkel discuss `need to extend Ukraine ceasefire`

Russian President Vladimir Putin today told German Chancellor Angela Merkel of the worsening humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, the Kremlin said, noting the two leaders discussed the need to extend Kiev`s week-long ceasefire.

Putin, Poroshenko, Merkel, Hollande to continue talks Thursday: Kiev

A crunch round of telephone diplomacy between Ukraine`s new Western-backed leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin that included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will continue Thursday, Kiev said.

Hollande, Merkel seek mechanism to oversee Ukraine truce

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday pressed for a mechanism to oversee the truce in Ukraine in a telephone conversation with the Russian and Ukrainian leaders that lasted more than an hour.

Merkel says `no tragedy` if Juncker vote not unanimous

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday it will be "no tragedy" if her favoured candidate for European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, is elected with less than a unanimous vote.

Ukraine urges Merkel, EU help end pro-Russian revolt

Ukraine pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other Western allies today to help settle a pro-Russian uprising that has raged on in the industrial east despite Kiev`s unilateral ceasefire.

Hillary Clinton says US needs woman in charge like Germany has Merkel

Hillary Clinton has told a German magazine the United States should follow Germany, where Angela Merkel is chancellor, and have a woman in charge.

Ukraine`s Poroshenko hails start of dialogue with Russia amid crisis

In what is being seen as a breakthrough, Ukraine`s President-elect Petro Poroshenko has hailed a meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin after recent tension between the two countries.

G7 willing to step up sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

The world`s leading industrialised nations threatened on Wednesday to impose harder-hitting sanctions on Russia if it does not help restore stability to eastern Ukraine, where pro-Russian militias continue to operate at will.

Germany opens criminal probe over Merkel phone tapping

Germany`s federal prosecutor said today he had opened an investigation over alleged snooping by the US National Security Agency (NSA) on Chancellor Angela Merkel`s mobile phone.

Germany to launch probe into US spying on Merkel

Germany`s Federal Prosecutor General Harald Range has decided to launch a criminal investigation into alleged hacking of Chancellor Angela Merkel`s phone by the US National Security Agency, a German daily reported.

Putin and Merkel to meet June 6: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his German counterpart Angela Merkel on Friday in France, where they are attending D-Day anniversary events, a Kremlin aide said Tuesday.

Angela Merkel wants Britain to stay in EU fold

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she hopes Britain will stay in the EU, amid wrangling over a top EU job that reportedly prompted an exit warning by the British prime minister.

Never again `Berlin Wall` in Europe: Ukraine Prime Minister

Ukraine`s Prime Minister on Wednesday said that Europe would never again have a "Berlin Wall" and that his country wanted to become European, ahead of talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

European election: And the winner is ... Angela Merkel

Largely untouched by the eurosceptic wave sweeping the continent, Germany`s Angela Merkel looks set to emerge the biggest winner of Sunday`s European elections.