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Situation in Kashmir is ‘unstable’, says Angela Merkel

She met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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November 2, 2019


Khan apprises Merkel of grave human rights situation in Kashmir

Says the international community has the responsibility to act urgently

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August 23, 2019


Merkel invites PM Khan to visit Germany

The prime minister has accepted her invitation

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October 1, 2018


Merkel warns Trump against ‘destroying’ UN

Merkel said she believed that destroying something without having developed something new is extremely dangerous

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September 30, 2018


Merkel fires back at Trump, says Germany makes ‘independent decisions’

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday said Germany makes “independent decisions”, firing back at US President Donald Trump after he accused Berlin of being a “captive” of Russia. “I myself have also experienced a part of Germany being occupied by the Soviet Union,” Merkel, who grew up in communist East Germany, said as she arrived at…

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July 11, 2018


Macron, Merkel urge ‘European response’ to migrant crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Tuesday for a joint European response to the EU’s flashpoint challenge of immigration amid deep divisions in the bloc. Macron said the EU needs “a European response to the migration challenge,” with more capacity for border agency Frontex to monitor its outside borders. He…

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June 20, 2018


Humbled Merkel vows to win back hard-right voters

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she would talk with all mainstream parties about trying to form a “good, stable” government after Germany’s watershed election, and vowed to try to win back voters who supported an upstart nationalist force. Sunday’s election saw the right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party poach one million votes from Merkel’s…

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September 25, 2017


Angela Merkel 4.0: centre stage in a turbulent world

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel heads into a fourth term with no shortage of global challenges in her in-tray, as a world beset by crises increasingly looks to Europe’s most powerful woman to take centre stage. Here’s a look at some of the issues that promise to test Merkel’s diplomatic finesse: Europe: Steering the Franco-German motor…

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September 25, 2017


Merkel wins fourth term, hard right gains foothold in parliament

Berlin, Germany: Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election on Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the hard-right AfD party winning its first seats in parliament. Merkel, who after 12 years in power held a double-digit lead for most of the campaign, scored around 33 percent of the vote with her…

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September 24, 2017


Merkel heads for 4th term, hard-right eyes first seats in Germany

Berlin: Germans voted Sunday in a general election expected to hand Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term while the hard-right nationalist AfD party was expected to make history by winning its first seats in parliament. Europe’s most powerful woman appears all but assured of winning another term, matching the 16-year reign of her mentor Helmut…

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September 24, 2017


Refugees would again be welcomed by Germany: Merkel

NEWS DESK: Angela Merkel has said she has no qualms about her decision to open Germany’s doors to refugees in 2015, arguing that the policy was “humane” and a reaction to an emergency situation, reported The Independent. German Chancellor said she was convinced that she had made the right decision to allow safe passage –…

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August 30, 2017


Merkel reaches out to young voters on YouTube

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning Wednesday for the youth vote on YouTube ahead of September 24 elections, said her favourite emoticon was the “smiley” and dismissed fears about a potential World War III. The 63-year-old leader, in power for nearly 12 years, also said she hoped to appoint equal numbers of male and female…

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August 16, 2017


Trump defends daughter Ivanka’s seat at G20 table

HAMBURG: U.S. President Donald Trump defended his daughter, White House adviser Ivanka Trump, on Monday after she raised some eyebrows over the weekend by taking his place at a table with world leaders at a G20 meeting. She briefly sat in her father’s chair at the global gathering in Hamburg during a closed-door session on…

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July 10, 2017


FBI director to testify on Russia ties, alleged wiretap

WASHINGTON: The directors of the FBI and NSA are to give keenly awaited testimony before Congress on Monday on what ties President Donald Trump may have with Russia and his explosive allegation that he was wiretapped by his predecessor Barack Obama. Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey and Mike Rogers of the National Security…

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March 20, 2017


Viral photo: Trump acts like a ‘petulant child’ in meeting with German Chancellor

NEW YORK: Celebrated author J K Rowling has never been one to mince words, especially when it comes to Donald Trump, and the Harry Potter creator once again trained her witty guns on the President over his infamous ‘awkward’ photo-op with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Rowling took to Twitter to post a picture of the…

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March 19, 2017


Germany owes NATO ‘vast sums’: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump unleashed a diatribe against Germany on Saturday, saying Berlin owes NATO “vast sums of money” and must pay the United States more for security. His latest tweetstorm comes a day after he met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Washington, where the two leaders showed little common ground over a host…

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March 18, 2017


Snow postpones Trump-Merkel talks until Friday

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump’s meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been postponed from Tuesday until Friday due to a major snow storm closing in on the US East Coast, the White House said. “The president spoke to the Chancellor of Germany. They agreed due to the weather that the meeting should be postponed, rescheduled…

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March 14, 2017


Germany urges calm in ‘Nazi’ row with Turkey

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called for calm in an escalating row with Turkey, a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan labelled a German ban on rallies by his ministers “Nazi practices”. While firmly rejecting Erdogan’s claims as “absurd and out of place,” Merkel’s office sought to draw a line under a dispute that…

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March 6, 2017


Turkey criticises Merkel reaction to cancelled rallies

ANKARA: Turkey hit back at German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday for not criticising the decision by authorities in Germany to ban rallies in support of expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers. Ankara and Berlin have been locked in acrimony over the last few days after German towns blocked events where Turkish ministers sought to…

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March 4, 2017


Merkel sternly reminds Trump of democratic values

BERLIN: German Chancellor Angela Merkel Wednesday told US president-elect Donald Trump that any “close cooperation” between the two countries must be based on shared democratic values, and reminded him of the global responsibility he carries.  “Germany and America share the values of democracy, freedom, respect for the rule of law and human dignity, regardless of…

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November 9, 2016


Merkel deplores ‘night of horror’ in Munich

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said Munich had suffered a “night of horror” after a shooting spree in the southern German city left nine people dead. “The people of Munich have come through a night of horror,” she said in her first reaction to Friday’s carnage, adding: “A night like this is difficult for…

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July 23, 2016

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