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#Angela Merkel

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 21 December, 2016

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

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

Dec 21st 2016, 3:45 PM 12,476 Views 103 Comments

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
# Berlin Attack
# Berlin Attack

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

Dec 20th 2016, 9:27 PM 25,413 Views 74 Comments

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
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Isis claims responsibility for Berlin Christmas market attack

Dec 20th 2016, 8:20 PM 63,882 Views 266 Comments

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
# Challenges
# Challenges

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

Dec 17th 2016, 9:30 PM 16,424 Views 118 Comments

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
# Burqa Ban
# Burqa Ban

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

Dec 6th 2016, 2:00 PM 18,821 Views 129 Comments

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'
# Germany
# Germany

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

Nov 20th 2016, 6:17 PM 8,832 Views 70 Comments

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
# Not My President
# Not My President

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

Nov 11th 2016, 10:34 PM 23,842 Views 140 Comments

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"
# Christian Democratic Party
# Christian Democratic Party

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

Sep 27th 2016, 10:36 PM 21,608 Views 61 Comments

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
# Refugee Crisis
# Refugee Crisis

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

Sep 5th 2016, 10:11 AM 9,585 Views 91 Comments

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
# Local Election
# Local Election

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

Sep 4th 2016, 5:20 PM 26,368 Views 163 Comments

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

# angela-merkel - Monday 22 August, 2016

European leaders say the EU doesn't need Britain
# We're Grand
# We're Grand

European leaders say the EU doesn't need Britain

Aug 22nd 2016, 8:43 PM 17,602 Views 114 Comments

Angela Merkel and co are looking to strengthen the bloc.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 12 July, 2016

Angela Merkel can't promise there will be special treatment for Ireland after Brexit
# Berlin
# Berlin

Angela Merkel can't promise there will be special treatment for Ireland after Brexit

Jul 12th 2016, 4:40 PM 21,018 Views 130 Comments

But she insists there will be a special friendship between Ireland and Germany.

Enda is meeting Angela in Berlin today to talk about Brexit
# Mad About Eu
# Mad About Eu

Enda is meeting Angela in Berlin today to talk about Brexit

Jul 12th 2016, 6:05 AM 9,489 Views 72 Comments

The Taoiseach is expected to stress Ireland’s commitment to the EU.

# angela-merkel - Monday 14 March, 2016

Success of anti-migrant party means a turning point for German politics
# Alternative For Germany
# Alternative For Germany

Success of anti-migrant party means a turning point for German politics

Mar 14th 2016, 3:15 PM 25,067 Views 121 Comments

The far-right AfD made strong gains in three state polls yesterday.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 13 March, 2016

Angela Merkel's party faces hammering at polls over refugee policy
# Germany
# Germany

Angela Merkel's party faces hammering at polls over refugee policy

Mar 13th 2016, 1:28 PM 17,193 Views 73 Comments

The right-wing populist Alternative for Germany is prepared to scoop up the protest vote.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 6 March, 2016

These are the childhood homes of some of the most powerful leaders in history
# Rags To Riches
# Rags To Riches

These are the childhood homes of some of the most powerful leaders in history

Mar 6th 2016, 4:00 PM 45,491 Views 22 Comments

Some came from very humble beginnings.

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

Angela Merkel's office sealed off due to suspicious package
# Investigation
# Investigation

Angela Merkel's office sealed off due to suspicious package

Jan 6th 2016, 8:47 AM 7,567 Views 31 Comments

The discovery was made near her Berlin office.

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 9 December, 2015

Time's Person of the Year is...
# Drumroll Please
# Drumroll Please

Time's Person of the Year is...

Dec 9th 2015, 1:23 PM 28,911 Views 69 Comments

It was between Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, Hassan Rouhani, Angela Merkel, and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi.

# angela-merkel - Monday 7 December, 2015

Here is the shortlist for Time's Person of the Year
# Jenner Vs Trump
# Jenner Vs Trump

Here is the shortlist for Time's Person of the Year

Dec 7th 2015, 3:40 PM 23,608 Views 77 Comments

Trump and Merkel are up against the leader of Islamic State.

Germany has taken in almost one million refugees this year...
# Migrant Crisis
# Migrant Crisis

Germany has taken in almost one million refugees this year...

Dec 7th 2015, 1:13 PM 12,322 Views 156 Comments

The number of arrivals currently stands at four times the total for all of 2014.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Outrage after 'noose for Angela Merkel' displayed at anti-refugee rally
# PEGIDA
# PEGIDA

Outrage after 'noose for Angela Merkel' displayed at anti-refugee rally

Oct 13th 2015, 6:00 PM 9,810 Views 90 Comments

The Islamophobic PEGIDA protesters created a miniature gallows.

# angela-merkel - Friday 9 October, 2015

UPDATE: Angela Merkel's day just got even worse
# Nobel Peace Prize
# Nobel Peace Prize

UPDATE: Angela Merkel's day just got even worse

Oct 9th 2015, 10:25 AM 26,484 Views 58 Comments

Despite being favourite, the Chancellor failed to scoop the Nobel Peace Prize. First the football, and now this.

# angela-merkel - Thursday 3 September, 2015

Hungarian Prime Minister says migrant crisis is 'a German problem, not a European one'
# Not My Problem
# Not My Problem

Hungarian Prime Minister says migrant crisis is 'a German problem, not a European one'

Sep 3rd 2015, 10:40 PM 36,380 Views 185 Comments

Meanwhile, a Ukip candidate reportedly tweeted that a young Syrian boy died because his family was “greedy for the good life in Europe”.

# angela-merkel - Monday 20 July, 2015

Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes
# Open For Business
# Open For Business

Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes

Jul 20th 2015, 7:26 AM 20,114 Views 107 Comments

Greeks will be able to withdraw up to €420 at once per week.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 18 July, 2015

Greek banks to re-open on Monday with a €60 daily withdrawal limit
# Debt Deal
# Debt Deal

Greek banks to re-open on Monday with a €60 daily withdrawal limit

Jul 18th 2015, 1:20 PM 36,122 Views 100 Comments

Nine ministers have been replaced after objecting to the embattled country’s latest bailout.

# angela-merkel - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Video: Angela Merkel makes Palestinian girl facing deportation cry
# Germany
# Germany

Video: Angela Merkel makes Palestinian girl facing deportation cry

Jul 16th 2015, 5:55 PM 35,713 Views 131 Comments

Footage of the encounter has gone viral in Germany.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 7 June, 2015

'We need to stand up to Russia' - Barack Obama is talking tough at the G7 summit
# We Ain't Kidding
# We Ain't Kidding

'We need to stand up to Russia' - Barack Obama is talking tough at the G7 summit

Jun 7th 2015, 1:50 PM 10,469 Views 32 Comments

The US president says sanctions against Vladimir Putin won’t change until a ceasefire is complied with in Ukraine.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

Taylor Swift is now one of the most powerful women in the world*
# Forbes
# Forbes

Taylor Swift is now one of the most powerful women in the world*

May 26th 2015, 10:06 PM 26,303 Views 51 Comments

*According to Forbes, at least.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Greece has a figure for how much Germany owes in Nazi-era war debts
# Cash Or Cheque?
# Cash Or Cheque?

Greece has a figure for how much Germany owes in Nazi-era war debts

Apr 7th 2015, 9:58 AM 25,136 Views 128 Comments

And the bill is big – really big.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 31 March, 2015

Germany is laughing all the way to the jobs office
# Wunderbar
# Wunderbar

Germany is laughing all the way to the jobs office

Mar 31st 2015, 11:28 AM 14,424 Views 51 Comments

The country’s unemployment figures for March were the best since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 24 March, 2015

Der Spiegel cover shows Angela Merkel among the Nazis
# The Fourth Reich
# The Fourth Reich

Der Spiegel cover shows Angela Merkel among the Nazis

Mar 24th 2015, 8:11 AM 17,674 Views 80 Comments

The magazine suggests this is how people see Germany.

# angela-merkel - Monday 9 March, 2015

Angela Merkel had an uncomfortable encounter with a dancing robot today
# Almost Human
# Almost Human

Angela Merkel had an uncomfortable encounter with a dancing robot today

Mar 9th 2015, 9:30 PM 17,664 Views 27 Comments

Oh dear.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

A Jewish newspaper has photoshopped Angela Merkel out of this Charlie Hebdo march
# Disappearing Act
# Disappearing Act

A Jewish newspaper has photoshopped Angela Merkel out of this Charlie Hebdo march

Jan 13th 2015, 9:15 AM 40,294 Views 116 Comments

Now you see her, now you don’t.

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Pro-Russian hackers claim attack on Angela Merkel's website
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Pro-Russian hackers claim attack on Angela Merkel's website

Jan 7th 2015, 7:07 PM 5,076 Views 46 Comments

The move came as Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk was visiting Berlin

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

More than 18,000 people turned up to an anti-Islam rally in Germany
# Right Wing
# Right Wing

More than 18,000 people turned up to an anti-Islam rally in Germany

Jan 6th 2015, 8:43 AM 12,099 Views 165 Comments

Marches by the group have been steadily growing in size in recent months. German Justice Minister Heiko Maas joined a counter-protest.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Time Out
# Time Out

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Nov 30th 2014, 10:00 AM 14,339 Views 9 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Russian troops are streaming out of Ukraine
# Ceasefire
# Ceasefire

Russian troops are streaming out of Ukraine

Sep 10th 2014, 2:03 PM 10,732 Views 49 Comments

Petro Poroshenko has said that there are now “good prospects for the peace initiative”.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Angela Merkel's 'Dr No' makes Ireland's search for a bank debt deal much harder
# Nope Nope Nope
# Nope Nope Nope

Angela Merkel's 'Dr No' makes Ireland's search for a bank debt deal much harder

Jul 26th 2014, 11:15 AM 11,567 Views 79 Comments

Analysis: Dr Joachim Pfeiffer’s visit to Dublin this week was not a pleasant one for Enda Kenny.

# angela-merkel - Friday 25 July, 2014

Merkel ally: I told Enda Kenny that Ireland has no chance of a bank debt deal
# Nope Nope Nope
# Nope Nope Nope

Merkel ally: I told Enda Kenny that Ireland has no chance of a bank debt deal

Jul 25th 2014, 11:32 AM 15,783 Views 105 Comments

Bad news from Germany…

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebel Donetsk
# Offensive
# Offensive

Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebel Donetsk

Jul 9th 2014, 7:46 PM 5,970 Views 31 Comments

Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel have urged for a political solution to be reached.