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# merkel - Friday 29 March, 2019

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.

# merkel - Friday 4 January, 2019

Massive data leak targets German officials including Angela Merkel

The information comprised home addresses, mobile phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents.

# merkel - Sunday 8 April, 2018

'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.

# merkel - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

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.

# merkel - Saturday 10 March, 2018

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.

# merkel - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Germany's Social Democrats clear path for Merkel's fourth term

Merkel has been leading Germany for 12 years.

# merkel - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

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.

# merkel - Monday 25 September, 2017

'Stop the Nazis': Protests in Germany as far-right party secures 13% of national vote 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”.

# 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.

# 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.

# merkel - Monday 20 March, 2017

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.

# 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”.

# 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.

# merkel - Saturday 31 December, 2016

'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.

# 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.

# merkel - Wednesday 17 August, 2016

You'll never guess who the world's most powerful woman is*

*You probably will, to be honest.

# merkel - Tuesday 12 January, 2016

Putin denies trying to scare Angela Merkel with his dog

The German chancellor was not a fan of Konni.

# merkel - Friday 1 January, 2016

Ten quotes about leadership from the most powerful people in the world

“There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.”

# merkel - Monday 8 June, 2015

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.

# merkel - Friday 20 February, 2015

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.

# merkel - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Waterford Whispers receives praise from The Washington Post

Waterford Whispers News was today featured in The Washington Post.

# merkel - Thursday 16 October, 2014

# merkel - Friday 29 August, 2014

Ukraine death toll nears 2,600 as West turns up the heat on Russia

NATO leaders are in crisis talks today.

# merkel - Thursday 28 August, 2014

Merkel demands explanation from Putin after reports of new Russian incursions in Ukraine

And the Americans accused Russia of orchestrating a campaign inside Ukraine.

# merkel - Sunday 10 August, 2014

West warns Russia against further faux aid missions into Ukraine Donetsk This post contains images

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.

# merkel - Friday 18 July, 2014

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.

# merkel - Friday 6 June, 2014

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.

# merkel - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

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.

# merkel - Monday 24 March, 2014

G7 snubs Russia summit over Ukraine crisis

The leaders also threatened tougher sanctions against Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

# merkel - Friday 7 March, 2014

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…

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know today as we head towards the weekend.

# merkel - Monday 24 February, 2014

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”.

# merkel - Monday 6 January, 2014

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.

# merkel - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

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.

# merkel - Sunday 27 October, 2013

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.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

# merkel - Friday 25 October, 2013

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.

# merkel - Thursday 24 October, 2013

# merkel - Monday 23 September, 2013

Merkel: Ireland has made good progress, I'm grateful to Enda Kenny

Earlier the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the result of the German election was never going to impact on Ireland’s push for retrospective recapitalisation of its banks.

After 'super-result' Merkel begins search for German coalition partner

“The Merkel Republic,” ran the headline for a commentary on news site Spiegel Online as the German chancellor saw off the challenge of the Social Democrats but did not win an outright majority.

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