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Angela Merkel: Chancellor of Germany
Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician who has been Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as the Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 2000 to 2018. Merkel has been widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union, the most powerful woman in the world, and by some commentators as the "leader of the free world".

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Merkel aware of 'high expectations' for Germany's EU presidency [Video]

Merkel aware of 'high expectations' for Germany's EU presidency

Merkel aware of 'high expectations' for Germany's EU presidency

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'Moment of truth': Macron wants EU recovery fund agreement in July [Video]

'Moment of truth': Macron wants EU recovery fund agreement in July

Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel held talks on Monday before the negotiations continue at the next European council.View on euronews

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The pandemic exposes EU weakness: Merkel [Video]

The pandemic exposes EU weakness: Merkel

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the weakness of the European Union and Germany will use its presidency of the bloc to promote solidarity and economic prosperity among its 27 member states,..

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Germany passes extra stimulus budget [Video]

Germany passes extra stimulus budget

Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet on Wednesday passed another supplementary budget to finance its bumper stimulus package. Francis Maguire reports.

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Germany hasn't received confirmation of U.S. troop withdrawal [Video]

Germany hasn't received confirmation of U.S. troop withdrawal

Germany is still awaiting confirmation from the United States that it plans to withdraw 9,500 troops from the country. According to one senior Washington official, President Donald Trump gave the order..

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Germany announces €130 billion stimulus package as unemployment rises in Europe [Video]

Germany announces €130 billion stimulus package as unemployment rises in Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her left-right coalition has come up with a "bold response" that will boost consumer spending, invest in innovation and ease the financial strain on citizens.View..

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German coalition parties wrestle over fiscal stimulus package [Video]

German coalition parties wrestle over fiscal stimulus package

Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition wrestled on Tuesday over the final details of a massive stimulus package. Ciara Lee reports

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Germany's Angela Merkel comes out top in leaders' approval poll for COVID-19 crisis [Video]

Germany's Angela Merkel comes out top in leaders' approval poll for COVID-19 crisis

Merkel has broad support of the German people for her handling of pandemic, while less than half of France approves of Macron, according to an exclusive Euronews poll. View on euronews

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Angela Merkel says pandemic will be 'stress test' for EU as Germany prepares presidency [Video]

Angela Merkel says pandemic will be 'stress test' for EU as Germany prepares presidency

Angela Merkel says pandemic will be 'stress test' for EU as Germany prepares presidency

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Macron and Merkel back EU bond to raise €500 billion for COVID-19 recovery plan [Video]

Macron and Merkel back EU bond to raise €500 billion for COVID-19 recovery plan

Macron and Merkel back EU bond to raise €500 billion for COVID-19 recovery plan

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WHO promises transparency in pandemic review [Video]

WHO promises transparency in pandemic review

The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday that an independent evaluation of the global coronavirus response would be launched as soon as possible, and China backed such a review. Emer..

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Merkel calls for world to act together to solve pandemic [Video]

Merkel calls for world to act together to solve pandemic

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that the coronavirus pandemic would be overcome more quickly if the world works together to tackle it, adding that it was necessary to look at whether the..

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Merkel says Germany has ‘hard evidence’ of Russian hacking [Video]

Merkel says Germany has ‘hard evidence’ of Russian hacking

"I can honestly say that it pains me. Everyday I try to build a better relationship with Russia and on the other hand, there is such hard evidence that Russian forces are doing this," the German..

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Bundesliga to restart in second half of May, says Germany's Merkel [Video]

Bundesliga to restart in second half of May, says Germany's Merkel

Germany's Bundesliga can restart games from the second half of May following the coronavirus stoppage, Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

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Angela Merkel lays out plan for exiting the lockdown [Video]

Angela Merkel lays out plan for exiting the lockdown

German Chancellor Angela Merkal lays out plans for the nation as to how they plan to emerge from the current lockdown.

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Merkel: We can be a bit bold but must be careful on easing lockdown [Video]

Merkel: We can be a bit bold but must be careful on easing lockdown

Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced steps to ease the coronavirus lockdown, saying the first phase of the pandemic had passed but there was still a long way to go.

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For virus-tamer Merkel, global alliances trumped nationalism

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Putin and Merkel discuss Syria, Libya, Ukraine in phone call: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed Syria's humanitarian aid needs in a telephone call, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday.
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Germany's Merkel urges U.N.-backed Libya talks in phone call with Egypt's Sisi

Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the situation in conflict-wracked Libya with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, the German governemnt said in a statement on Monday.
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U.S. troop plans "shake transatlantic relationship", Merkel ally says

U.S. plans to withdraw troops from Germany "shake the pillars of the transatlantic relationship", Peter Beyer, the German coordinator for transatlantic ties, told Reuters on Monday.
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Merkel allies criticize Trump decision to cut U.S. troops in Germany

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has refused to accept U.S. President Donald Trump's invitation to attend an envisaged summit of the Group of Seven (G7) in the United States, Politico reported on..
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Merkel urges fellow leaders to contribute more to multilateral organisations

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Merkel insists on basics as states take bigger role in virus controls

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Merkel: German states taking more responsibility for coronavirus steps

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Merkel: We have to make clear pandemic not over

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German government, regions tussle over reopening from lockdowns

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