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  • Coming weeks are decisive for Iran nuclear deal: Angela Merkel Oct 10, 2021 03:50 PM IST

    Coming weeks are decisive for Iran nuclear deal: Angela Merkel

    Speaking during a visit to Israel, the outgoing chancellor said that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping also had a responsibilty to help to push Iran back to the negotiating table, she said at a joint news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

  • Germany's Social Democrats win election but uncertainty beckons Sep 27, 2021 12:52 PM IST

    Germany's Social Democrats win election but uncertainty beckons

    For a country used to political stability after 16 years of Merkel's steady leadership, the coming weeks and months promise to be a rocky ride.

  • What happens after the German election? Sep 27, 2021 11:42 AM IST

    What happens after the German election?

    Germany's chancellor is not directly elected, but chosen through a vote in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, after a government has been formed. Merkel could remain in her post for weeks if not months while parties try to cobble together a coalition.

  • German SPD seeks allies to replace Angela Merkel-led coalition Sep 27, 2021 10:43 AM IST

    German SPD seeks allies to replace Angela Merkel-led coalition

    The centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) won 25.7% of the vote, ahead of 24.1% for Merkel’s CDU/CSU conservative bloc, according to provisional results. The Greens came in at 14.8% and the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) were on 11.5%.

  • Austerity, far-right, Uyghurs: Angela Merkel's ambivalent legacy Sep 23, 2021 11:18 AM IST

    Austerity, far-right, Uyghurs: Angela Merkel's ambivalent legacy

    During 16 years in power, the veteran navigated Germany through the 2008 financial turmoil and ensuing eurozone debt crisis, the 2015 refugee influx and now the coronavirus pandemic.

  • How Germany's complex electoral system works Sep 23, 2021 11:10 AM IST

    How Germany's complex electoral system works

    The reason is post-war Germany's election system, which mixes the "winner-takes-all" approach of Britain and the United States with the proportional representation system that allows for more small parties.

  • Germany Election 2021 | Here’s how the country elects its chancellor Sep 22, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    Germany Election 2021 | Here’s how the country elects its chancellor

    German chancellor Angela Merkel’s 16-year tenure is coming to an end. Germans will cast their vote on September 26 to choose a new government. Ahead of general elections in Germany, a look at how the Germans elect their chancellor.

  • In Pics | A look at the journey of German Chancellor Angela Merkel Sep 20, 2021 07:43 PM IST

    In Pics | A look at the journey of German Chancellor Angela Merkel

    Merkel played a central role in tackling the European and global financial crisis in 2007-2009. During the Eurozone crisis, she championed swingeing spending cuts in return for international bailout loans for debt-mired countries.

  • The Merkel rhombus: How a hand gesture became a brand Sep 16, 2021 11:39 AM IST

    The Merkel rhombus: How a hand gesture became a brand

    It has its own Wikipedia page and even its own emoticon, "", and the German leader has been immortalised adopting the pose at London's famous Madame Tussauds waxworks museum.

  • German chancellor Angela Merkel says must talk with Taliban Sep 06, 2021 08:32 AM IST

    German chancellor Angela Merkel says must talk with Taliban

    Angela Merkel told reporters on Sunday that “we simply have to talk to the Taliban about how we can get the people who used to work for Germany out of the country and to safety."

  • Angela Merkel, Germany's 'eternal' chancellor, prepares to leave the stage Aug 26, 2021 08:49 AM IST

    Angela Merkel, Germany's 'eternal' chancellor, prepares to leave the stage

    In office so long she was dubbed Germany's "eternal chancellor", Merkel, 67, leaves with her popularity so resilient she would likely have won a record fifth term had she wanted to extend her mandate.

  • PM Modi, German Chancellor Merkel discuss Afghan situation Aug 23, 2021 10:42 PM IST

    PM Modi, German Chancellor Merkel discuss Afghan situation

    The two leaders also exchanged views on issues of multilateral interest such as the forthcoming COP-26 meeting and the Indian initiative to promote a dialogue on maritime security at the United Nations Security Council, the statement said.

  • Neck rubs, tapped phones: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has history with US leaders Jul 14, 2021 03:32 PM IST

    Neck rubs, tapped phones: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has history with US leaders

    German chancellor Angela Merkel will meet US President Joe Biden on July 15, 2021. Merkel, who is nearing the end of her 16-year tenure as chancellor, has had some memorable meetings with American presidents in the past.

  • COVID-19 | Germany not planning compulsory vaccinations: Angela Merkel Jul 13, 2021 04:35 PM IST

    COVID-19 | Germany not planning compulsory vaccinations: Angela Merkel

    "We are at the beginning of the phase in which we are still promoting (vaccination), where we have more vaccines than we have people who want to be vaccinated," Chancellor Angela Merkel said.

  • Germany relaxes restrictions on travel from India, four other countries from July 7 Jul 06, 2021 09:08 AM IST

    Germany relaxes restrictions on travel from India, four other countries from July 7

    Germany's national disease control centre, the Robert Koch Institute, has announced that the UK, India, Portugal, Russia and Nepal were no longer “virus variant areas”, reducing travel restrictions for people arriving in Germany from those countries from July 7.

  • Why more people are getting two different coronavirus vaccines Jun 27, 2021 03:36 PM IST

    Why more people are getting two different coronavirus vaccines

    Some nations have tried that approach out of necessity, when supplies of a particular vaccine ran short, or out of caution, when questions were raised about the safety of a shot after some people had already received their first doses. U.S. regulators so far have been reluctant to encourage the practice.

  • Germany's Angela Merkel gets Moderna as second shot after getting AstraZeneca as the first Jun 22, 2021 06:53 PM IST

    Germany's Angela Merkel gets Moderna as second shot after getting AstraZeneca as the first

    The 66-year-old took her first dose of AstraZeneca's vaccine in April, more than two weeks after German authorities then recommended use of the jab only for people aged 60 and over.

  • Angela Merkel pledges money, doses to help poorer countries vaccinate May 21, 2021 10:52 PM IST

    Angela Merkel pledges money, doses to help poorer countries vaccinate

    Merkel urged other EU countries to follow Germany's example in giving any left-over vaccines to countries that lack their own supplies.

  • Germany faces lockdown until June as curbs fail to push down cases Apr 25, 2021 06:07 PM IST

    Germany faces lockdown until June as curbs fail to push down cases

    Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday urged Germans to stick to tougher rules imposed in areas with high infection rates, saying measures imposed at the weekend were needed to break a third wave of infections.

  • COVID-19 update | Swiss to further relax COVID-19 restrictions from next week Apr 14, 2021 09:08 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | Swiss to further relax COVID-19 restrictions from next week

    The government said cinemas, theatres and concert venues will also be allowed to readmit guests from Monday, April 19, although visitors will have to wear masks and keep a safe distance apart.

  • Germany extends virus lockdown till mid-April as cases rise Mar 23, 2021 11:25 AM IST

    Germany extends virus lockdown till mid-April as cases rise

    Coronavirus infections have increased steadily in Germany as the more contagious variant first detected in Britain has become dominant, and the country’s daily number of cases per capita has passed that of the United States.

  • German lawmakers seek to grill Angela Merkel over Wirecard scandal Mar 10, 2021 06:46 PM IST

    German lawmakers seek to grill Angela Merkel over Wirecard scandal

    Members of the parliamentary committee set up to investigate the Wirecard scandal said on Wednesday that the long-time chancellor will be summoned to testify on April 23, a day after Scholz, the center-left Social Democrats’ candidate to succeed Merkel in this fall’s national election.

  • COVID-19 update | German MPs quit assembly posts over mask kickback allegations Mar 07, 2021 09:51 PM IST

    COVID-19 update | German MPs quit assembly posts over mask kickback allegations

    Nikolas Loebel, a member of Germany's lower house said on Sunday he would resign as member of Merkel's parliamentary group with immediate effect and no longer seek a new term in the lower house in federal elections scheduled for September.

  • Armin Laschet succeeds Merkel as German CDU party leader Jan 16, 2021 04:57 PM IST

    Armin Laschet succeeds Merkel as German CDU party leader

    Armin Laschet, the premier of the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia - Germany’s most populous - won a runoff vote against Friedrich Merz, securing 521 votes against 466 for his arch-conservative rival, according to a ballot of 1,001 party delegates.

  • Angela Merkel's party to choose new leader, and possible successor as German Chancellor Jan 16, 2021 08:49 AM IST

    Angela Merkel's party to choose new leader, and possible successor as German Chancellor

    German voters will elect a new government September 26, and Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union remains the country’s most popular party, according to a survey

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