Gulf Times - Angela-Merkel
Syria must be more secure before refugees return, says Merkel

Syria must be more secure before refugees return, says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday on a visit to Lebanon that conditions in Syria are not yet right for refugees to return, an issue which has led to a dispute between Lebanon's foreign minister and the UN refugee agency.

Merkel's government frays as migrant row festers in Germany

Merkel's government frays as migrant row festers in Germany

Angela Merkel's conservative alliance may splinter in a row over immigration, an ally of the German chancellor said on Friday, as the third party in her fragile government suggested its patience was wearing thin.

Merkel reaches out to Macron on Europe reform

Merkel reaches out to Macron on Europe reform

The German chancellor gave an extensive newspaper interview on Sunday that touched on reform of the euro zone as well as defence and asylum policy.

Merkel elected to fourth term as German chancellor

Merkel elected to fourth term as German chancellor

Lawmakers in Berlin's glass-domed Reichstag voted 364-315 with nine abstentions for Angela Merkel who was then to be formally appointed by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

Germany to get new foreign minister as Gabriel loses job

Germany to get new foreign minister as Gabriel loses job

Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Thursday he would not join Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government, opening the way for a new SPD figure in the high-profile post.

Merkel vows to work with SPD for 'good of Germany'

Merkel vows to work with SPD for 'good of Germany'

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday vowed to work with the Social Democrats for the "good of Germany" as the centre-left party agreed to join her new coalition.

Germany's Social Democrats back coalition with Merkel

Germany's Social Democrats back coalition with Merkel

Members of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted in favour of a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Sunday, opening the way to a new government for Europe's largest economy.

Germany's Merkel calls for end to 'massacre' in Syria

Germany's Merkel calls for end to 'massacre' in Syria

Angela Merkel said: "The killing of children, the destruction of hospitals -- all that amounts to a massacre that must be condemned and which must be countered with a clear no".

German SPD votes for coalition talks with Merkel

German SPD votes for coalition talks with Merkel

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted on Sunday to begin formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, moving Europe's economic powerhouse one step closer to a stable government.

'Big obstacles' still in way of Germany coalition deal: Merkel

'Big obstacles' still in way of Germany coalition deal: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the country's top parties still had "big obstacles" to surmount before reaching a new coalition deal, ahead of a final round of negotiations on Thursday.

German chancellor 'optimistic' about forming coalition

German chancellor 'optimistic' about forming coalition

Angela Merkel is battling to form a government more than three months after general elections handed her a win but without a majority.

Merkel dismisses Ankara's German travel warning

Merkel dismisses Ankara's German travel warning

Ties between Berlin and Ankara have plummeted since last year's attempted overthrow of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Germany's strong criticism of an ensuing crackdown in Turkey.