Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician and a former research scientist who has been the leader of the Christian Democratic Union since 2000 and the Chancellor of Germany since 2005.
She is the first woman and the first former citizen of the German Democratic Republic to hold either office.
Having earned a doctorate as a physical chemist, Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989, briefly serving as the deputy spokesperson for the first democratically elected East German Government in 1990.
Following the German reunification in 1990, she was elected to the Bundestag for Stralsund-Nordvorpommern-Rügen in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a seat she has held ever since.
She was later appointed as the Federal Minister for Women and Youth in 1991 under Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and became the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety in 1994, serving until 1998.
Chancellor Angela Merkel surprised Germans and her own conservative party just three months before the Sept. 24 election by abruptly signaling her support for same-sex marriages — a major shift for.. L.A. Times
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British Prime Minister Theresa May promised Thursday that E.U. citizens will not be immediately kicked out of Britain when it leaves the union and says their fate will be a top priority in Brexit.. Source: Time -
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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) are pushing for a vote this week to legalize gay marriage, capitalizing on a surprise shift from conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel three months.. Reuters
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BERLIN (AP) — Britain’s Treasury chief has told a German audience that his country wants to keep its economy “anchored” in the European mainstream as it leaves the European Union. Philip.. Seattle Times
Berlin (dpa) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday backed away from her conservative party’s refusal to grant same-sex marriage rights, a hot-button issue ahead of the country’s September.. Raw Story
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-left rivals said Tuesday they would seek a parliamentary vote this week on legalizing gay marriage after the German leader backed off her.. Seattle Times Also reported by •FOXNews.com
It has been an astonishing seven months for Emmanuel Macron, French politics, and the Eurozone.
From polling in the low teens upon announcement of his candidacy last November, Macron won the.. City A.M.