German Chancellor Angela Merkel held an emergency meeting with the leaders of coalition partners to defuse a widening crisis in her two-month-old government sparked by the opening of a child pornography probe against Indian-origin former lawmaker.
Indian-origin former German lawmaker facing probe for allegedly possessing child pornography has denied any wrongdoing and said he intends to initiate legal proceedings against the state prosecutor`s office for spreading "false information" and "unjustly harassing" him.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she would talk to French President Francois Hollande about building up a European communication network to avoid emails and other data passing through the United States.
Chancellor Angela Merkel-led new German government has been jolted by its first political crisis after a minister resigned over claims he leaked confidential information about an international child pornography probe involving an Indian-origin ex-MP.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s new government was rocked by its first political crisis Friday after a minister abruptly resigned over claims he leaked confidential information about an international child porn probe.
Italy`s parliament on Tuesday rejected a bid by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement to impeach President Giorgio Napolitano, but opposition lawmakers kept up their attacks on the 88-year-old head of state.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed outrage on Friday over a leaked phone conversation in which a top US diplomat used the f-word regarding the European Union`s handling of the crisis in Ukraine.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has asked Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to repeal draconian anti-protest laws that have fuelled clashes between protesters and police in Kiev, her office said Thursday.
The US will continue to spy on foreign governments, President Barack Obama has said even as he assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel that he would not allow the surveillance mechanism to harm their bilateral relations.