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#Angela Merkel

# angela-merkel - Sunday 24 September, 2017

Angela Merkel will lead Germany once more but the far-right delivers strong third place

Election exit polls show Merkel on course for a fourth term.

How Germany's complex electoral system could cause problems for Angela Merkel

Germany has a few unique quirks to its electoral system that could force Merkel into a difficult coalition.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 23 September, 2017

There have been some weird, weird moments in the lead up Germany's election

Promises of nudist areas, Calvin Klein-esque posters, and a satirical political party – the bizarre bits of Germany’s election campaigns.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 10 September, 2017

Can anyone stop Angela? Germany is going to the polls and Merkel wants four-in-a-row Election Explainer This post contains videos

Can anyone stop Angela? Germany is going to the polls and Merkel wants four-in-a-row

The German Chancellor is likely to continue leading Europe’s largest economy.

# angela-merkel - Monday 4 September, 2017

Merkel on course for crushing election victory after rival 'hardly able to land a punch' in debate Ascending To Victory This post contains videos

Merkel on course for crushing election victory after rival 'hardly able to land a punch' in debate

Angela Merkel’s party holds a 17 point lead in the polls ahead of this month’s general election.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 3 September, 2017

A debate today is Merkel's opponent's 'last chance' to attract voters in German elections

While Merkel is ahead in polls, the debate is expected to draw almost half of the electorate, where many are still undecided.

# angela-merkel - Friday 18 August, 2017

'They are assassins, criminals who won't terrorise us': Leaders react to Barcelona attack

Germany has called the attack “revolting”.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 30 July, 2017

German opera confronts Wagner's antisemitism head-on

Angela Merkel attended the opening night of the Mastersingers of Nuremberg.

# angela-merkel - Monday 10 July, 2017

Trump joins Angela Merkel in defending Ivanka's presence at G20 summit

Ivanka’s presence at the summit has been criticised.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 8 July, 2017

Angela Merkel defends Ivanka Trump being seated at G20 leaders' table

As the G20 summit ends, world leaders take stock of each other.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Bill Clinton and Angela Merkel pay respects to 'post-war giant' Helmut Kohl

On his watch, West and East Germany reunified after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 4 June, 2017

Charlie Flanagan says attack in Ireland is 'unlikely' and gardaí are 'fully in control of situation'

Leo Varadkar, meanwhile, said the fact the London attack came so soon after the Manchester bombing “only adds to the horror”.

# angela-merkel - Monday 15 May, 2017

These two EU heavyweights met today (and they want even more eurozone integration) Merkron This post contains videos

These two EU heavyweights met today (and they want even more eurozone integration)

Chancellor Angela Merkel gave cautious support to Emmanuel Macron’s plans today.

# angela-merkel - Friday 5 May, 2017

Putin backs probe into violence against gay men in Chechnya after Merkel pressure

The German Chancellor confronted her Russian counterpart on the issue earlier this week.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 29 April, 2017

EU leaders back deal that would see North rejoin EU in event of Irish unity

The EU 27 leaders unanimously backed a tough Brexit strategy today.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 25 April, 2017

Ivanka Trump defends father at women's summit, gets laughed at

Donald Trump doesn’t have the best track record when it comes to empowering women.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Leftist protesters clash with police as German anti-immigration party meets in Cologne Alternative For Germany This post contains videos

Leftist protesters clash with police as German anti-immigration party meets in Cologne

Around 50,000 demonstrators were expected to mobilise in the city.

# angela-merkel - Thursday 6 April, 2017

'Come in, I missed you' - Merkel gives Kenny Brexit boost in Berlin meeting

The German Chancellor acknowledged Ireland’s specific interest in Brexit negotiations.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 19 March, 2017

Germany hits back at Trump claim that it 'owes vast sums of money'

“There is no account where debts are registered with NATO,” the German Defence Minister said.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 18 March, 2017

Donald Trump takes Twitter aim at Germany and claims it owes 'vast sums of money'

Trump wants Germany and other nations to contribute more to Nato.

# angela-merkel - Friday 17 March, 2017

Donald Trump tried to joke about wiretapping with Angela Merkel. She didn't laugh Stoney Faced This post contains videos

Donald Trump tried to joke about wiretapping with Angela Merkel. She didn't laugh

The two leaders met in the White House.

# angela-merkel - Monday 13 March, 2017

Snowstorm changes Enda Kenny's US plans

An event honouring John F Kennedy in Boston is among those to have been cancelled.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 7 March, 2017

# angela-merkel - Monday 6 March, 2017

Merkel calls for cool heads after Turkish President accuses Germany of 'Nazi practices'

Merkel’s office rejected the comparison as “absurd and out of place”.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 18 February, 2017

As if we didn't have enough to worry about - here are five reasons why a GREXIT is back on the agenda

The will-they-won’t-they Greek financial crisis dominated the summer of 2015.

# angela-merkel - Monday 16 January, 2017

'It's a great thing': Trump heralds Brexit

Trump also attacked Angela Merkel over her immigration policy.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Facebook is cracking down on fake news in Germany before Angela Merkel seeks fourth term

Parliamentary elections are slated for September or October.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 7 January, 2017

The Pope, the Queen and Angela Merkel - Putin likes to leave world leaders waiting

He was famously hours later for a meeting with the German chancellor in 2014.

# angela-merkel - Friday 6 January, 2017

Breitbart ran a fake story about a terrorist outrage in Dortmund, and Germans aren't one bit happy

The local newspaper accused the alt-right website of distorting its reports to produce “fake news, hate and propaganda”.

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

German authorities offer €100k reward to find chief suspect in Berlin attack

Police have warned that 24-year-old Tunisian Anis Amri could be “violent and armed”.

Far-right leader says Germany 'has to close its borders'

Frauke Petry, who leads the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party, has hit out at Angela Merkel.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

'Poisonous': Nigel Farage's comments about Jo Cox's widower criticised

The right-wing politician has been threatened with legal action over comments he made about an anti-racism group.

Isis claims responsibility for Berlin Christmas market attack

Earlier, the Pakistani asylum seeker arrested in connection with the incident was released due to lack of evidence.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 17 December, 2016

Almost one year after the Cologne attacks, Germany still struggles with refugee integration

1,200 complaints were made to police, 500 of which were for sexual assault, on New Year’s Eve in Cologne last year

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 6 December, 2016

'The full veil must be banned... wherever legally possible': Merkel wants a burqa ban in Germany

She underlined her support for a proposal by her interior minister to outlaw the full-face burqa Islamic veil in public places.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 20 November, 2016

Angela Merkel has decided to run for a fourth term to 'defend democratic values'

Although she knows re-election will not be a “cakewalk”.

# angela-merkel - Friday 11 November, 2016

'An ugly crossroad': Trump promises unity as outrage continues across US

Meanwhile, Irish Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin criticised the Irish government’s reaction to Trump’s election.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Sexism row heats up in Angela Merkel's party after politician says she was called a "big sweet mouse"

The woman has received support from party members but others have questioned her motives.

# angela-merkel - Monday 5 September, 2016

Merkel's refugee policy under pressure after poll defeat to anti-migrant party

Merkel’s decision to let in tens of thousands of migrants is expected to be a key point of contention during this election.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 4 September, 2016

Exit polls: Germany's anti-migrant populists unseat Merkel's party

The polls opened today, exactly a year after Angela Merkel decided to let tens of thousands of migrants into the country.

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