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German challenger Schulz slams Merkel as aloof as campaign heats up

Aug 27 2017

BERLIN Germany’s center-left chancellor candidate Martin Schulz sharpened his attack on Angela Merkel on Sunday, calling the incumbent aloof and out of touch with voters.

Merkel has no regrets over refugee policy despite political cost

Aug 27 2017

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she has no regrets about her 2015 decision to open the country's borders to hundreds of thousands of refugees and added she will not be deterred from campaigning by angry hecklers. | Video

German pollsters confident before election, despite Brexit, Trump

Aug 01 2017

BERLIN Doubts about the reliability of opinion polls arose after unexpected election results in Britain and the United States last year, but German pollsters say their methods and domestic circumstances mean Germany should be immune to election shock next month.

Just as German election heats up, Merkel takes holiday break

Jul 24 2017

BERLIN (Reuters) – - With a comfortable lead in opinion polls, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has left the stage for a quiet three-week summer holiday shrouded in secrecy - even though just two months remain before the election.

German conservatives to promise full employment in party platform

Jul 02 2017

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives will promise to all but eliminate unemployment in Germany by the year 2025 when they announce their 2017 election campaign platform on Monday.

As anti-G20 protests begin, Merkel says growth must be inclusive

Jul 02 2017

BERLIN As anti-globalization activists took to the streets in Hamburg ahead of this week's G20 summit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday leaders will have to focus on sustainable and inclusive economic growth rather than their own prosperity.

As anti-G20 protests begin, Merkel says growth must be inclusive

Jul 02 2017

BERLIN, July 2 With an eye on anti-globalisation protests brewing in Hamburg before this week's G20 summit, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday leaders will have to focus on sustainable and inclusive economic growth rather than their own prosperity.

In Berlin, Obama speaks out against hiding behind walls

May 25 2017

BERLIN Former U.S. President Barack Obama told an audience in Berlin on Thursday that prosperous nations could not "hide behind a wall" to shield themselves from the turmoil and poverty afflicting other countries.

In Berlin, Obama speaks out against hiding behind walls

May 25 2017

BERLIN, May 25 Former U.S. President Barack Obama told an audience in Berlin on Thursday that prosperous nations could not "hide behind a wall" to shield themelves from the turmoil and poverty afflicting other countries.

German army needs to remove WW2-era names: defense minister

May 14 2017

BERLIN The names of German military barracks honoring a handful of World War Two officers should changed to show that the country's post-war armed forces have made a clean break from their Nazi past, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday.

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