April 22, 2021 | 16:45
Germany's finance minister faces a grilling Thursday by lawmakers probing the collapse of payments firm Wirecard in a parliamentary inquiry that would also put Chancellor Angela Merkel in the hot seat.
June 04, 2020 | 09:00
BERLIN: Germany will plough 130 billion euros (US$146 billion) into a stimulus package to kick-start an economy severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday (Jun 3).
December 09, 2019 | 15:15
Chancellor Angela Merkel's party on Sunday (Dec 8) reacted coolly to concessions sought by the new, leftist leaders of the Social Democrats in return for keeping their fragile coalition afloat.
November 02, 2019 | 08:00
German Chancellor Angela Merkel got a toxic welcome to India on Friday (Nov 1) as Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed her in air so polluted that authorities declared a public health emergency.
October 09, 2019 | 15:48
The British pound tumbled on Tuesday (Oct 8) after German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly warned that a Brexit deal was "overwhelmingly unlikely", further stoking fears of a disorderly and costly departure from the EU.
September 07, 2019 | 09:04
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday (Sep 6) the rights and freedoms of people in Hong Kong "must be guaranteed", after meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing.
July 15, 2019 | 11:35
Three key European powers on Sunday (Jul 14) called for dialogue and an end to the escalation over Iran's nuclear programme, as tensions further intensified between Tehran and the United States.
June 28, 2019 | 08:34
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived on Friday (Jun 28) at the G20 meeting in Osaka amid fears over her health after she suffered a second bout of uncontrollable shaking in just over a week.
June 04, 2019 | 09:29
German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted on Monday (Jun 3) that a crisis strangling her junior coalition partner SPD would not distract the government from its work, even as questions grew on how long the fragile partnership could hold.
May 31, 2019 | 13:03
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday (May 30) urged the world to do "everything humanly possible" to combat climate change and pledged to do her part.
May 13, 2019 | 10:21
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's preferred successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, said Sunday (May 12) that she would not seek the top job before Merkel's term ends in 2021.
April 17, 2019 | 11:00
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday (Apr 16) officially opened a massive wind farm in the Baltic Sea, calling it a project of "national significance" for Germany's "energy transition" towards renewables.
April 09, 2019 | 12:30
British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday (Apr 8) started a last-minute flurry of European diplomacy that includes visits to Paris and Berlin as she prepares for a make-or-break Brexit summit.
March 12, 2019 | 11:00
Less than two months after celebrating a new Franco-German treaty, Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron are diverging on the future of Europe in the run-up to European Parliament elections in May.
January 05, 2019 | 09:29
Private data stolen from hundreds of German politicians including Chancellor Angela Merkel have been published online, the government said on Friday (Jan 4), in a stunning breach of cybersecurity.