Madeline Chambers

German Greens, FDP cosy up as coalition dance begins

Sep 29 2021

BERLIN Germany's Greens said on Wednesday they had held a good first round of talks with the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) and planned to meet them again, though the two 'kingmakers' were at odds over which larger partner to join in a new coalition government.

SPD's Scholz consolidates German election lead with TV debate win

Sep 12 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -The Social Democrat (SPD) candidate to become Germany's next chancellor beat his conservative rival in a primetime TV debate on Sunday, a snap poll showed, further boosting his campaign to succeed Angela Merkel in an election in two weeks' time.

Germany's Merkel seeks to calm Poland's Nord Stream 2 fears

Sep 11 2021

WARSAW (Reuters) -German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to soothe fears over the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline on Saturday, on a farewell visit to Poland during which she also struck a conciliatory tone on Warsaw's conflict with the European Union over judicial reforms.

Preparing to bow out, Merkel too busy to think about life after office

Jul 22 2021

BERLIN Germany's Angela Merkel made clear on Thursday she would keep working on issues such as climate change till her last day as chancellor but, inscrutable as ever, gave little away about her plans once she leaves office after a September 26 election.

Germany faces calls for mobile phone disaster alerts after floods

Jul 20 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -German authorities faced pressure on Tuesday to set aside longstanding privacy concerns and send mobile phone alerts directly to people in potential disaster zones following the devastation wrought by last week's catastrophic floods. | Video

German court rejects injunction against Tesla factory permits in Germany

Jun 29 2021

BERLIN A court in Germany rejected on Tuesday an injunction brought by two environmental groups against provisional building permits issued by the state of Brandenburg for Tesla's planned factory in Gruenheide near Berlin.

German coronavirus rate hits lowest level since October

May 26 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -The coronavirus infection rate in Germany has fallen below 50 per 100,000 people for the first time since October, data showed on Wednesday, and the health minister said the country can have a summer of peace from the virus if it keeps pushing it down.

Carnival-loving, eloquent Soeder wants to be Germany's first Bavarian CSU chancellor

Apr 20 2021

(This April 11 story corrects to make clear Soeder would be first chancellor from Bavaria's CSU party, not state of Bavaria, in headline, par 6.)

Bavarian leader joins race to run as German chancellor candidate

Apr 11 2021

BERLIN (Reuters) -Bavarian premier Markus Soeder put himself forward on Sunday to run as the conservative candidate for German chancellor in a September election and said he would settle the question soon and amicably with his rival, the Christian Democrat (CDU) chief.

German archbishop offers to resign after Church abuse cover-up report

Mar 18 2021

BERLIN The Archbishop of Hamburg offered to step down on Thursday after a report named him among several senior officials in Germany's Catholic Church to have breached their duty in handling sexual abuse cases over decades.

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