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Thursday 23 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Merkel

All time
# Afghanistan
Talks with Taliban must continue to evacuate more people, Merkel says
The Taliban’s chief spokesman said the group wanted “strong and official diplomatic relations with Germany”.
# poison attack
Merkel 'demands' Putin free Kremlin critic Navalny as pair meet in Moscow
She made the comments at a Kremlin press conference.
# Germany
Merkel's party holds far right at bay in last German state vote before national election
The result in Saxony-Anhalt is a boost for Armin Laschet who hopes to become chancellor with Angela Merkel not seeking another term.
# Brexit
Varadkar to meet Merkel and Macron as Brexit uncertainty ticks on
The Taoiseach will travel to Paris on Tuesday to meet Macron, while on Thursday, Merkel will travel to Dublin.
# Hacked
Massive data leak targets German officials including Angela Merkel
The information comprised home addresses, mobile phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents.
# jens r
'No terror link' to deadly German van attack as driver's mental health issues come into focus
The driver, identified as Jens R., had spoken recently about suicide.
# eurotrip
All smiles as Varadkar and Merkel talk Brexit on Taoiseach's first trip to Berlin
Merkel was recently elected as chancellor for the fourth time.
# homeland
Germany had a big row this week over whether to make its anthem gender neutral
Austria and Canada have changed their anthems – but the Germans look unlikely to follow suit.
# Breakthrough
Germany's Social Democrats clear path for Merkel's fourth term
Merkel has been leading Germany for 12 years.
# Marathon Talks
Merkel's chief of staff: We've reached a coalition deal - now we could all do with a shower
After four months, Merkel’s conservatives have sealed a deal with the Social Democrats.
# afd
'Stop the Nazis': Protests in Germany as far-right party secures 13% of national vote
World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder described AfD’s success as “abhorrent”.
# merkron
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.
# do it now vlad
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.
# shake it off
Trump spokesperson says he doesn't think the US President heard Merkel asking to shake hands
Merkel’s suggestion of another handshake went unheard or ignored by Trump.
# what did you say
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”.
# News Feed
Facebook is cracking down on fake news in Germany before Angela Merkel seeks fourth term
Parliamentary elections are slated for September or October.
# 'You are murderers'
'Bitter and sickening': Merkel on asylum seeker attackers as she urges nation to face down terror
Merkel defended her decision to let in tens of thousands of asylum seekers last year.
# local election
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.
# Power players
You'll never guess who the world's most powerful woman is*
*You probably will, to be honest.
# konni
Putin denies trying to scare Angela Merkel with his dog
The German chancellor was not a fan of Konni.
# follow my lead
Ten quotes about leadership from the most powerful people in the world
“There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.”
# Fossil Fuels
G7 leaders agree to phase out oil, gas and coal use by end of this century
The agreement among world leaders sends a strong signal to the climate change conference in Paris later this year.
# Grexit
Can Michael Noonan help save the eurozone from economic disaster?
The Finance Minister is back in Brussels today for the deadline of Greece’s bailout.
# je suis charlie
Waterford Whispers receives praise from The Washington Post
Waterford Whispers News was today featured in The Washington Post.
# international diplomacy 101
Angela Merkel cancelled a meeting with Vladimir Putin tonight - because he was late
Oops.
# Crossing the line
Ukraine death toll nears 2,600 as West turns up the heat on Russia
NATO leaders are in crisis talks today.
# what's the story?
Merkel demands explanation from Putin after reports of new Russian incursions in Ukraine
And the Americans accused Russia of orchestrating a campaign inside Ukraine.
# Donetsk
West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine
Ukraine also reported that several of its positions were still coming under mortar fire from Russian territory.
# mh17
Timeline: Here's everything we know so far about the flight MH17 crash
A run-through of events surrounding the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines passenger plane yesterday.
# poroshenko
Ceasefire call sparks hope for peace in south-eastern Ukraine
Both Russian and Ukrainian leaders have jointly called for an end to violence in the region.
# crisis
Are Russian troops withdrawing from the Ukrainian border? Not as far as NATO can see
Ukraine reported yesterday that troops had started leaving the area.
# Out in the Cold
G7 snubs Russia summit over Ukraine crisis
The leaders also threatened tougher sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Crimea.
# Ich Bin Ein Trinner
6 things we learned about Angela Merkel from her Q&A with Trinity students
The Phil got a unique insight into the German chancellor at an event today. Here’s what we found out…
# BUGGING
Is the US spying on hundreds of leading Germans? 'No comment, but...'
… US spy agencies would continue to “gather information about the intentions of governments”.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
Today everybody’s been talking about waves and flooding, NAMA making a big sale and Matt Cooper with Dennis Rodman in North Korea.
# Germany
After two months, Merkel forms coalition government in Germany
Angela Merkel has made concessions on gender quotas, the minimum wage and a toll on the Autobahn for foreigners, but she has a government.
# Spying
Merkel's phone bugged by US since 2002, report claims
Der Spiegel claims that the German Chancellor’s mobile is one of many on the NSA’s tracking list.
# US spying
Merkel demands no spying agreement: 'Spying among friends, that cannot be'
France and Germany have called for an agreement with the US by the end of the year to try to resolve a dispute over spying.