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.

German, French leaders press Poroshenko on Ukraine truce

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Friday that his French counterpart Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angel Merkel had pressed him to ensure partial self-rule for the pro-Russian separatist east.

Merkel urges Bosnia to work for future without `genocide`

Germany on Thursday urged Bosnia to work towards a future in which a "genocide" such as the massacre of Muslims 20 years ago would no longer be possible.

Germany drops probe into alleged US tapping of Merkel cellphone
Germany drops probe into alleged US tapping of Merkel cellphone

Germany`s chief prosecutor has dropped a probe into the alleged tapping of Chancellor Angela Merkel`s mobile phone by US intelligence agencies, his office said Friday.

Queen Elizabeth II to visit ex-concentration camp in Germany

Queen Elizabeth II will visit a former concentration camp for the first time during her state visit to Germany later this month, Buckingham Palace said on Monday.

Barack Obama heads for G7 summit focused on Ukraine

President Barack Obama left Washington late Saturday headed for a G7 summit in southern Germany focused on violence in eastern Ukraine.

Hollande, Merkel, Tsipras in new Greek debt crisis talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras spoke by phone Saturday to discuss Greece`s debt crisis as time runs out to reach a deal, a French diplomatic source said.

Obama, Merkel to meet Bavarian small town citizens

Close allies US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will confer ahead of a G7 summit and meet local residents on a stroll through a small Bavarian town.

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.