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Angela Merkel to face German voters on September 24: Govt

Angela Merkel is nevertheless the clear frontrunner in the race and enjoys solid popularity in Europe`s top economy.

Jan 18, 2017, 15:56 PM IST

German president 'horrified' by 'murderous attack' in Munich

German President Joachim Gauck today said he was "horrified" by the "murderous attack" in a Munich shopping centre which left at least eight people dead.

Jul 23, 2016, 02:26 AM IST

German president criticises communism on China visit

Germany's president Wednesday condemned the illegitimacy of Communist rule in East Germany and lauded the benefits of human rights in a provocative speech to Shanghai university students.

Mar 23, 2016, 15:13 PM IST

British queen says must guard against division in Europe

Britain`s Queen Elizabeth urged Europe on Wednesday to guard against division in the continent, at a state banquet in Berlin where Germany`s president declared: "the European Union needs Great Britain".

Jun 25, 2015, 07:53 AM IST

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.

Jun 09, 2015, 01:58 AM IST

Germany marks `liberation` from Nazis 70 years on

Germany on Friday celebrated its "liberation" from the Nazis 70 years ago, with Speaker of Parliament Norbert Lammert hailing the willingness of the country`s neighbours to forgive.

May 08, 2015, 14:42 PM IST

Germany bears a `responsibility` for Armenia `genocide`: President

Germany condemns the massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces as a "genocide", President Joachim Gauck said Thursday, adding that Germany bore partial blame for the bloodletting.

Apr 24, 2015, 01:11 AM IST

Germanwings crash victims remembered with candles and angels

The passengers and crew killed in the Germanwings plane that crashed into the French Alps were remembered on Friday at a memorial service in which 150 candles were lit on the steps of the altar of Cologne Cathedral.

Apr 17, 2015, 14:25 PM IST

Germany no longer denies wartime crimes: President

German President Joachim Gauck has said that the country has reconciled with its former enemies as it no longer denies its wartime crimes.

Feb 14, 2015, 11:46 AM IST

Germany to mark 70 years since Dresden`s WWII bombing

Seventy years ago Allied bombing laid waste to the historic German city of Dresden, whose post-war image as a symbol of peace has been dented recently by anti-Islamic protests.

Feb 13, 2015, 10:49 AM IST

Germany bids farewell to reunification president Weizsaecker

Germany held a state funeral Wednesday for Richard von Weizsaecker, the president at the time of reunification who helped the country deal with its wartime past by saying it had been "liberated" by the Nazis` defeat.

Feb 11, 2015, 19:42 PM IST

Former German President Richard Von Weizsaecker dies

Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker died in Berlin on Saturday, Germany`s Office of the Federal President announced. He was 94.

Feb 01, 2015, 02:31 AM IST

German President urges citizens not to forget Holocaust

German President Joachim Gauck on Tuesday urged all Germans never to forget the Holocaust.

Jan 27, 2015, 21:31 PM IST

Thousands participate in Muslim solidarity rally in Germany

Germany's top politicians and leaders of religious communities joined a solidarity rally organised by Islamic groups in Berlin Tuesday, calling for joint actions against terrorism and a peaceful coexistence between different religions.

Jan 14, 2015, 06:15 AM IST

`We are all Germany`, President Joachim Gauck tells Muslim rally

German President Joachim Gauck told the country`s Muslim community Tuesday that "we are all Germany" at a rally to condemn the Paris jihadist attacks and take a stand against rising Islamophobia.

Jan 14, 2015, 00:57 AM IST

Putin will not go to Auschwitz for 70th anniversary of liberation

Russian President Vladimir Putin will not attend ceremonies in Poland for the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi concentration camp, his spokesman said on Tuesday.

Jan 13, 2015, 21:07 PM IST

Germany's soccer World Cup winners honoured at movie premiere

Germans basked in World Cup glory again on Monday when the national team were honoured before attending the premiere of the official movie about their victory in Brazil in July.

Nov 11, 2014, 04:55 AM IST

French, German presidents to mark WWI anniversary

French President Francois Hollande and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck will pay joint tribute Sunday to the soldiers who died after Germany declared war on France exactly 100 years ago.

Aug 03, 2014, 14:58 PM IST

India, Germany should continue efforts for UNSC reform: President

India and Germany, members of the G-4 grouping, have a strong partnership on regional and international issues and should continue their efforts for a fundamental reform of the UN Security Council, President Pranab Mukherjee has said.

Feb 06, 2014, 15:56 PM IST

German President to begin 5-day India visit on Feb 4

German President Joachim Gauck will arrive here on February 4 on a five-day State visit during which he will focus on the vast spectrum of bilateral relations.

Jan 31, 2014, 21:12 PM IST