Angela Merkel

Merkel fires back at Trump, says Europe will choose its own 'destiny'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday fired back at US president-elect Donald Trump's denunciation of her liberal stance on refugees and his dismissal of the NATO military alliance as "...

Merkel to 'work closely' with Trump despite attack over migration

Chancellor Angela Merkel plans to "work closely" with incoming US president Donald Trump despite his attack on her handling of the German refugee crisis, her spokesman Steffen Seibert says.

Merkel accepts gift that triggered police raid

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday accepted a handmade wood carving from an Iranian refugee, two weeks after the thank-you gift triggered a police raid at a German postal centre.

Merkel looks to a sceptical Trump to bolster free trade policies

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she will seek support from US president-elect Donald Trump in promoting free trade policies among the world's leading economies.

Merkel, Egypt's al-Sissi discuss terrorism fight and ties

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday discussed anti-terrorism cooperation in the wake recent deadly attacks in their countries.

Migration to Germany plummets with 280,000 arrivals in 2016

Germany received 280,000 asylum seekers in 2016, the Interior Ministry said on Wednesday, marking a sharp drop from the previous year.

Merkel calls for faster deportations from Germany in wake of attacks

Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Monday for faster deportations of failed asylum seekers as Germany moves to expand its anti-terrorism laws following a series of deadly attacks in the country....

Merkel remains at loggerheads with allies over refugee limits

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has entered a critical election year with deep divisions remaining in her conservative political bloc over the nation's refugee crisis and opposition to her plans...

Merkel warns in new year address of terrorist threat in Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel will warn in her new year's address on Saturday of the terrorist threat facing Germany, saying that her government will take whatever steps are necessary to ensure the...

Merkel support climbs following Berlin attack

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's personal approval ratings have climbed following last week's terrorist attack on a Berlin Christmas market, according to a poll released on Wednesday.

Refugees send thank-you gift to Merkel, prompting police raid

Police stormed a post office in western Germany on Tuesday after two asylum seekers tried to send a package containing a thank-you gift for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel says she will consider political, legal changes after attack

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that her government will investigate whether and to what extent political and legal changes need to be made in the wake of the suspected Islamist attack in...

Merkel says must assume Berlin market carnage was terrorist attack

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she assumed the deadly truck assault on a crowded Berlin Christmas market was a terrorist attack.

Tsipras calls on Berlin to back its reform plans

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras defended his government's economic reform plan on Friday, calling on Berlin to back Athens' efforts to emerge from its long-running debt and economic crisis....

Merkel and Hollande talk Ukraine, Syria ahead of EU leaders' meeting

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that talks with French President Francois Hollande in Berlin on Tuesday would allow the two to prepare for a European leaders' summit on topics like the...