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Merkel defies critics, vows to govern for full 4-year term

Feb 12, 2018 - 6:46 AM

The veteran leader says she feels no decline of her authority and wants to stay at the helm of Europe's biggest economy until 2021

AT THE HELM. German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a press conference in Berlin on February 7, 2018. Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Germany's center-left backs formal coalition talks with Merkel

Jan 22, 2018 - 7:06 AM

The SPD's thumbs-up will come as a huge relief to Angela Merkel, staving off the threat of snap polls or the unappealing prospect of leading an unstable minority government

PARTY LEADERS. Martin Schulz (C), leader of Germany's social democratic SPD party, SPD parliamentary group leader Andrea Nahles (L) and Rhineland-Palatinate's State Premier Malu Dreyer (R) sing after delegates voted to begin formal coalition talks during an extraordinary SPD party congress in Bonn, western Germany, on January 21, 2018. Sascha Schuermann/AFP

Merkel urged to swiftly seal repeat coalition with SPD

Nov 27, 2017 - 6:13 AM

Angela Merkel has been scrambling to avert snap elections after arduous talks to form a new government with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the left-leaning Greens broke down a week ago

SUCKING IT UP. This file photo taken on September 18, 2017 shows a placard on a boat featuring German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her then challenger Martin Schulz, leader of Germany's social democratic party (SPD), drinking water with straws out of the Spree river and making its way past the German parliament (Bundestag) in Berlin. Odd Andersen/AFP

Germany's Merkel battles to stay in power despite crisis

Nov 20, 2017 - 10:01 PM

(UPDATED) The veteran leader says she is 'very skeptical' about a minority government, stressing that Germany needed a stable government 'that does not need to seek a majority for every decision'

TRUMP MOMENT. German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves the presidential residence Bellevue Castle in Berlin where she met the German President on November 20, 2017 after coalition talks failed overnight. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Germany in political crisis as coalition talks collapse

Nov 20, 2017 - 7:13 AM

(UPDATED) The talks, which turned increasingly acrimonious, stumbles on issues including the divisive matter of immigration

FACING A CRISIS. In this photo, German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, Angela Merkel speaks to journalists as she arrives at the CDU's headquarters on November 17, 2017 in Berlin. John Macdougall/AFP

Merkel faces crucial deadline on coalition talks

Nov 16, 2017 - 12:42 PM

Merkel's CDU/CSU bloc, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the left-leaning Greens are to announce whether they have found enough common ground to begin formal coalition negotiations

AT THE BUNDESTAG. In this file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reflects in a window as she gives a speech at the Bundestag (lower house of parliament) on June 29, 2017 in Berlin. John Macdougall/AFP

'No mood for change', one month before Germany vote

Aug 24, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Will German Chancellor Angela Merkel secure a 4th term?

This file photo taken on October 24, 2016 shows German Chancellor Angela Merkel and leader of the Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) at the start of a leadership meeting at the party's headquarter in Berlin. Odd Andersen/AFP

Merkel in German campaign kick-off pledges full employment

Jul 03, 2017 - 10:02 PM

Merkel presents a program she said was focused on bolstering Germany s economic strength and social cohesion

PARTY PLATFORM. German Chancellor and head of the Christian Democrats party, Angela Merkel (L) and Horst Seehofer, leader of Bavarian sister Party CSU, present their parties' electoral programs for the September 24 parliamentary election during a press conference on July 3, 2017 in Berlin. John MacDougall/AFP

Merkel's coalition at odds over next presidential candidate

Nov 07, 2016 - 9:25 AM

With German parties shifting into campaign mode presidential succession discussions have turned into a display of political power

German Chancellor Angela Merkel waits ahead of the start of the weekly cabinet meeting in Berlin on October 26, 2016. Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Merkel gets lift from big win in Bavarian poll

Sep 16, 2013 - 8:04 AM

The results from Germany s second most populous region point to a strong likelihood that Merkel will clinch a third term next Sunday September 22

PROST! German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a glass of Koestritzer, a local beer speciality, as she attends an election campaign event in Bad Koestritz, eastern Germany, on September 15, 2013. AFP / DPA / Bodo Schackow