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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.

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 national language in the country's constitution.

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 term.

German minister hopeful shunned after "liking" right-wing party

A German prosecutor tapped for a cabinet position in an east German state is out of the running after "liking" the Facebook page of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), a fellow member of his Christian Democrats (CDU) party said Saturday.

Merkel's party survives right-wing challenge in local German poll

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic party (CDU) has headed off a challenge from a right-wing populist party, winning convincingly in local elections in Lower Saxony.

Merkel defends refugee policies in wake of symbolic election setback

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her refugee policies in the face of a recent electoral setback to a right-wing party in her home state, saying Wednesday that "the situation today is many times better than it was a year ago."

Merkel ally lashes out, demands she change course on refugees

A key political ally fired a broadside at German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday, saying her policies - which he blames for a humiliating weekend loss in a state election - need to be overhauled.

Merkel takes responsibility for election loss, defends refugee stance

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday took responsibility for the electoral losses of her Christian Democrats (CDU) in her home state, but defended her course in the refugee crisis, saying "the decisions taken in the last few months were right."

Merkel's party falls behind right-wing AfD in her home state

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Party (CDU) has lost its position as second-strongest party in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern to the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD), according to official preliminary results.

Half of Germans oppose a fourth term for Angela Merkel

Half of Germans do not want Angela Merkel to serve another term as chancellor, a survey published Sunday has found.

Merkel waves off refugee limits despite pressure after Austria move

Chancellor Angela Merkel attempted on Wednesday to quell a rebellion in her ruling coalition about her handling of the nation's refugee crisis and roundly criticized Vienna's move to limit its number of asylum seekers entering Austria.

German MEP Brok supports HDZ in election campaign

"We consider Croatia as an important European country that can help resolve problems inside the European Union," Brok was quoted as saying.