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Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of the Christian Democratic Union, opts out after barely a year in the post
Climate activists argue Germany's current plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions is too weak to halt the planet from hurtling towards irreversible and devastating warming
No comprehensive peace deal is expected from the meeting but diplomats hope the summit will help to bolster trust between Russian leader Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky
The departure of German Chancellor Angela Merkel may well be accelerated following the defeat of her close ally
'If you are of the opinion that the Germany I want is not the one you want... then we should end it. Here, now and today,' Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer of the CDU tells the party gathering in Leipzig
'That applies to us all in East and West: we stand stripped of any excuses and are required to do our part for freedom and democracy,' says German Chancellor Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the operation threatens to drive large parts of the population from their homes, noting that it would also risk 'destabilization of the region and lead to a resurgence of the ISIS'
'I am firmly convinced that we still have every chance to do it in an orderly way and the German government will work toward making this possible until the very last day,' Angela Merkel says
'In the current situation everything must be done to avoid violence.... And the solutions can only be found in a political process – meaning through dialogue,' says German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Joshua Wong and the 'Hongkongers in Germany Concern Group' write German Chancellor Angela Merkel a letter asking her to cancel her trip to China
French President Emmanuel Macron's bid at rallying world leaders on the issue has been immediately blasted by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who accused the G7 summit host of having a 'colonialist mentality'
Children will only be admitted to kindergarten or school if they have had the vaccinations. These vaccinations will also be compulsory for staff in day-care centers, educational institutions, medical facilities and refugee shelters.
A newspaper survey finds 59% of Germans believe the shaking spells of Chancellor Angela Merkel concerns her 'private' life
With questions swirling about Merkel's health after she suffered 3 episodes of shaking in public in less than a month, the veteran leader opts to play safe
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is simply still in a phase of 'processing' a previous shaking spell, but that 'there has been progress'
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's latest health scare comes just hours before she is due to board the plane for Japan, sparking new questions about her health
'This is why the state is called upon (to act) at all levels and the federal government takes this very, very seriously,' says German Chancellor Angela Merkel on neo-Nazis
The German Chancellor says she was just a bit dehydrated in the heat and dismissed concerns about her health
(UPDATED) The Battle of Normandy on June 6, 1944 led to the liberation of Europe and helped bring about the end of World War II the following year
(UPDATED) European leaders begin the work needed to determine the EU's political direction
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer later tries to downplay her comments, saying it is 'ridiculous to insinuate that I want to regulate expressions of opinion'
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer says she 'rules out the possibility that I will work deliberately to seek a change earlier'
Kosovo President Hashim Thaci and Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic agree to meet again in Paris in early July
Her huddles with Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin and President Emmanuel Macron in Paris come on the eve of another tension-packed summit in Brussels
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she still hopes a chaotic Brexit could be avoided next week
French President Emmanuel Macron, Germany's Angela Merkel, and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker meet with the visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Paris
(UPDATED) 'Of course there are differences and competition, but it's positive competition,' Xi Jinping tells a press conference in Paris with the leaders of France, Germany, and the European Commission
According to a new report by the Institute for Strategic Studies, up to 95 percent of China's arsenal of ballistic and cruise missiles will be in breach of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty if Beijing were party to it
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says 'we want to do everything to avoid a no-deal [Brexit] because that would increase the uncertainty'
'The accused said he published the data because he had been annoyed by certain statements made by those affected,' a spokesman for the Frankfurt prosecution service's internet crime office ZIT, tells a press conference
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The information, which comprised home addresses, mobile phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents from German politicians, is first released via Twitter in December but its spread gathered pace this week
'2019 will be a pivotal year with major challenges,' says Jonathan Faull, a former senior administrator at the European Commission
The career politician dubbed "mini Merkel" by the media is now in pole position to lead Germany's biggest party into the next general election, set for 2021
Pointing to the rise of populism worldwide and what she called a breakdown of shared Western values, Merkel says the order she had championed is at risk
Widely seen as Angela Merkel's anointed crown princess is Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the Christian Democrats' centrist general secretary and former premier of tiny Saarland state
Shortly before the summit kicks off, Donald Trump's 'America First' charge will bear fruit with the signing in Buenos Aires of a successor to the North American free trade pact NAFTA
The two leaders are both committed pro-Europeans who have resisted rising populist, eurosceptic, anti-immigration forces in Europe, and US President Trump's isolationist 'America First' stance
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The 56-year-old Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, usually dubbed 'AKK' or 'mini-Merkel,' is running in December to take over as head of the center-right Christian Democratic Union
The German Chancellor rallies for free trade as EU and Asian leaders meet to unite in defiance of US President Donald Trump's 'America first' approach
While the leaders of Turkey and Germany signal their interest in a cautious rapprochement, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stresses that 'deep differences' remained on civil rights and other issues in Turkey
Success in the upcoming negotiations depends 'largely on what it is Britain really wants, and on this the discussion has still not been entirely clear,' Merkel told a business conference in Berlin.
Angela Merkel's hardline interior minister Horst Seehofer defends protests marred by neo-Nazi violence and blasted immigration as 'the mother of all political problems'
The flashpoint city of Chemnitz sees a violent outbreak of long-simmering anger against what protesters label 'criminal immigrants' since a knife killing on Sunday
Trump set the scene for more tension at the meeting in Brussels, renewing his criticism of European allies – and of Germany in particular
(UPDATED) The meet in Brussels is shaping up as the alliance's most difficult in years, with Europe and the US engaged in a bitter trade spat and Trump demanding that NATO allies 'reimburse' Washington for the cost of defending the continent
In high-stakes crisis talks overnight, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has put to rest for now a dangerous row with her hardline Interior Minister Horst Seehofer that has threatened the survival of her fragile coalition government
After a night of high drama, Horst Seehofer says he will hold last-ditch talks with Angela Merkel's CDU 'in hopes of reaching an understanding.' The meeting is set to begin at 1500 GMT (11 pm, Manila time).
German Chancellor Angela Merkel secures deals with other European Union member-states to take back from Germany asylum-seekers registered in those countries