German Chancellor Angela Merkel - updates

Rappler's latest stories on German Chancellor Angela Merkel


Merkel says she's 'fine' after trembling spell

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:50 AM

The German Chancellor says she was just a bit dehydrated in the heat and dismissed concerns about her health

German Chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) Angela Merkel gives a speech during a party congress of Germany's conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party on December 7, 2018 at a fair hall in Hamburg, northern Germany. - German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hand off leadership of her party after nearly two decades at the helm, with the race wide open between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)

Britain scrambles for Brexit consensus as EU leaders hold out hope for deal

Apr 05, 2019 - 10:44 AM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she still hopes a chaotic Brexit could be avoided next week

AVOID CHAOS. File photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Macron, Merkel aim to present united stance in Trump era

Nov 18, 2018 - 7:28 PM

The two leaders are both committed pro-Europeans who have resisted rising populist, eurosceptic, anti-immigration forces in Europe, and US President Trump's isolationist 'America First' stance

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stand side-by-side during a French-German ceremony in the clearing of Rethondes (the Glade of the Armistice) in Compiegne, northern France, on November 10, 2018 as part of commemorations marking the 100th anniversary of the 11 November 1918 armistice, ending World War I. (Photo by PHILIPPE WOJAZER / POOL / AFP)

The week in photos: June 9-15, 2018

Jun 16, 2018 - 3:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

A football fan sports a hair tattoo showing the portrait of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi at a hair salon in Novi Sad, Serbia, on June 10, 2018.A Serbian hairdresser proposes to his clients to draw with scissors on the back of their heads portraits of football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the forthcoming World Cup in Russia. Mario Hvala gives his creativity free rain ever since, 18 years ago, he made with scissors a tarantula on a client's head after suggesting him: "Let's do something different." For the World Cup, which opens on June 14, 2018, he proposes to football afficionados to do the same thing with Messi and Ronaldo. / AFP PHOTO / VLADIMIR ZIVOJINOVIC

Merkel warns of consequences for EU asylum laggards

Sep 10, 2017 - 4:54 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel s warning comes after eastern governments reacted angrily to a court decision requiring them to accept a share of asylum seekers from overstretched Greece and Italy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses a press conference following a meeting with leaders of regional states to discuss ways to expedite the expulsion of failed asylum seekers on February 9, 2017 in Berlin. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Maurizio Gambarini / Germany OUT

The week in photos: September 2-8, 2017

Sep 09, 2017 - 12:36 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

BORDER ART. An artwork by French artist JR on the US-Mexico border in Tecate, California, United States on September 6, 2017. Photo by Guillermo Arias/AFP

Germany expects 300,000 asylum seekers this year

Aug 28, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Should more people arrive it would put us under pressure But even then we would not have conditions like last year says BAMF chief Frank Juergen Weise

epa05512696 (FILE) A file picture date 07 March 2016 shows Frank-Juergen Weise, Head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, at the opening of the new arrival centre for asylum seekers at the Central Contact Point for Asylum Seekers Saxony-Anhalt in Halberstadt, Germany. Weise said in a newspaper interview on 27 August 2016, that up to 300.000 migrants are expected to arrive to Germany in 2016. EPA/JENS WOLF

Merkel says understands Britain needs time on Brexit

Jun 27, 2016 - 9:16 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it is understandable that Britain needs time before triggering its exit from the European Union but warns against dragging out the process

BREXIT. Commuters heading into the City of London walk in the rain across London Bridge, in front of the Shard skyscraper, in central London on June 27, 2016. Photo by Odd Andersen / AFP

Merkel, Abe differ on how to fix world economy

May 05, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Japan s Shinzo Abe pushes for large scale stimulus spending while Germany s Angela Merkel suggests her country is already doing enough

epa05289695 Visiting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) for a meeting in Meseberg, Germany, 04 May 2016. Abe is currently on a week-long trip through Europe in preperation to Japan hosting the G7 Summit, and meeting with EU leaders for talks on the Japan-EU economic partnership agreement. EPA/BERND SETTNICK

Support for Merkel dips to 2012 low as populists gain traction – survey

Jan 31, 2016 - 7:03 PM

Support for the German Chancellor s conservative alliance has slumped to its lowest since 2002

epa04654459 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) at the Asahi Hamarikyu Hall in Tokyo, Japan, 09 March 2015. Merkel is in Japan for a two-day visit. EPA/MICHAEL KAPPELER

Merkel vows to reduce refugee influx but rejects cap

Dec 14, 2015 - 10:41 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promises to cut the number of refugee arrivals but rejects calls to stop taking them in

WAITING. View into rooms in lightweight construction where clothes are hung up at the refugee accommodation at the former Tempelhof airport in Berlin on December 9, 2015. Photo by Tobias Schwarz / Rappler

Hollande, Cameron to meet for Syria, anti-terrorism talks

Nov 21, 2015 - 7:00 PM

The meeting opens a week of intense diplomatic exchanges in which Hollande will meet with US President Barack Obama Russia s Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the wake of France s worst ever terror attack

MEETING ON TERROR ATTACKS. French President Francois Hollande will meet British Prime Minister David Cameron in Paris  to discuss the Syrian crisis

Putin, Merkel, Hollande urge Ukraine ceasefire

Feb 01, 2015 - 1:03 AM

The leaders also hope the withdrawal of heavy weapons will occupy a central place on the agenda

WILL TALKS FAIL? Armed pro-Russian rebels ride a tank in downtown Donetsk, Ukraine, January 22, 2015. File photo by Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Merkel, Putin agree on international probe of #MH17 crash

Jul 19, 2014 - 8:37 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin agree for an international investigation into the downing of a Malaysian plane over Ukraine and for rapid access to the crash site

INTERNATIONAL INVESTIGATION. Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel speak on the telephone, agreeing that an international, independent commission should quickly have access to the site of the accident to shed light on the circumstances of the crash. File photo by EPA/Alain Jocard

Balkan states have 'clear prospect' of joining EU

Jun 07, 2014 - 10:03 PM

Aspiring European Union entrants must meet key democratic benchmarks before being considered candidates to join a process which then takes many years as the nations bring their legislation in line with the bloc

18th century map debunks China's territorial claim

Apr 09, 2014 - 6:54 PM

The map a gift from German Chancellor Angela Merkel to Chinese President Xi Jinping shows a smaller territory for China It has led netizens to question Merkel s message behind the gift

CONTROVERSIAL CHINA MAP: German Chancellor Angela Merkel gift to Chinese President Xi Jinping offends Chinese netizens. Screenshot of report

Hollande, Merkel seek common ground in Paris talks

May 30, 2013 - 10:02 PM

The discussions are aimed at reviving a longstanding tradition of France and Germany presenting a united front