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Merkel marks Nazi 'Kristallnacht' against Jews with synagogue speech

Nov 09 2018

BERLIN Germany has a moral duty to fight rising anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday in an emotional speech at a Berlin synagogue to mark the 80th anniversary of a Nazi campaign of attacks on Jews.

State election losses further dent Merkel's authority

Oct 29 2018

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced calls on Monday from her own conservatives to cede the party's leadership, further eroding her authority after painful losses in a regional election.

German SPD leader gives Merkel an ultimatum after state vote losses

Oct 28 2018

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners gave her conservatives until next year to deliver more policy results, threatening to end their alliance if there is no improvement after both parties suffered in a regional election on Sunday. | Video

Brexit, trade tensions weigh on German economy

Oct 25 2018

BERLIN German business morale deteriorated slightly more than expected in October as rising trade tensions and the possibility of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal dampened confidence.

German AfD members monitored by spy agency are now Bavarian lawmakers

Oct 18 2018

BERLIN Some members of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Bavaria who are under surveillance for alleged links to extremist groups won seats in its parliamentary election at the weekend, the state's intelligence agency said.

German AfD members monitored by spy agency are now Bavarian lawmakers

Oct 18 2018

BERLIN Some members of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Bavaria who are under surveillance for alleged links to extremist groups won seats in its parliamentary election at the weekend, the state's intelligence agency said.

Germany's Merkel vows to restore trust after Bavaria election losses

Oct 15 2018

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Monday to restore trust in her government after her conservative allies suffered heavy losses in a regional election, which their far-right foes hailed as "an earthquake" that would rock the ruling coalition. | Video

Humiliating losses in Bavarian election shake Merkel's coalition

Oct 15 2018

BERLIN, Oct 15 Germany woke up on Monday to the news that its crisis-prone government could become even more unstable after the parties ruling in a loveless coalition suffered humiliating results in an election in the southern state of Bavaria.

Behind Bavaria's harsh rhetoric, schools offer migrants warm welcome

Oct 13 2018

WEIDEN, Germany Omar Alnifawi was 16 when he fled Syria's civil war with his family. After four years working menial jobs in Lebanon to help pay for their journey on to Europe, he had given up on ever going back to school. | Video

Erdogan and Merkel to talk business, human rights

Sep 28 2018

BERLIN, Sept 28 Tayyip Erdogan and Angela Merkel hope to ease tensions between their countries at a meeting on Friday, but the Turkish president may not like what he sees at a news conference he is scheduled to hold with the German chancellor.

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