Angela Merkel

Merkel's CDU gets tough on migration, taking aim at dual citizenship

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) want to sharpen up Germany's migrant rules with a call for limiting dual citizenship and for German to be recognized as the...

Merkel re-elected party leader after toughening tone on refugees

Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) have edged to the right with plans for a tougher stance on asylum seekers and a ban on the burqa as the party attempts to shore up...

Merkel calls for burqa ban as her party toughens asylum stance

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for a burqa ban wherever possible on Monday at her conservative Christian Democrats' (CDU) party conference, as the party gears up to back her for a fourth...

Merkel to win party support for new term as chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) are set to back her for a fourth term in office at their annual conference on Tuesday, where the party is also expected to toughen its...

Merkel's CDU to toughen ayslum laws at party conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's signalled on Monday that her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) will toughen their asylum stance when they meet for their annual party conference this week....

Merkel faces toughest challenge yet as she looks to win fourth term

Germany's conservatives are set to back Angela Merkel next week for a fourth term as leader of Europe's biggest economy. But will she have the political authority to confront the challenges facing...

Merkel lends support to Albania's hopes of EU membership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel lent her support on Monday to Albania's drive for European Union membership.

Merkel's Bavarian ally demands refugee limit as elections loom

The leader of Bavaria’s Christian Social Union (CSU) has made continuing support for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) dependent on the creation of an annual limit of 200...

Germany urges dialogue as Turkey belittles EU vote on membership bid

An upcoming vote by EU lawmakers on Turkey's EU membership bid weighed on the minds of the leaders of Germany and Turkey on Wednesday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel calling for dialogue and...

Angela Merkel: The quiet ambition of a global leader

Chancellor Angela Merkel has cultivated the image of a prudent, pragmatic and quietly powerful leader. Despite strong support internationally, Merkel is facing an unprecedented right-wing revolt...

Merkel announces bid for fourth term in "difficult times"

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced late Sunday that she will run for a fourth term in office in general elections next year in order "to serve Germany ... in these difficult and uncertain...

Four defining moments of Merkel's 11 years as German chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's first three terms in office have been marked for the most part by prudence, adaptability and solid public support, but they have not been without controversy.

German Chancellor Merkel to stand for fourth term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she will stand for re-election next year, party sources told dpa on Sunday, after months of uncertainty over whether she would run for a fourth term.

Merkel's deputy expects her to run for fourth term

Angela Merkel will run for a fourth term as German chancellor - if the prediction of her deputy is anything to go by.

Obama meets embattled EU leaders against backdrop of Trump win

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday hosted a meeting of European leaders with outgoing US President Barack Obama, who was on his last trip to the continent before handing over to president-...