German govt defends separate ministerial flights to US
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is defending a decision to have Chancellor Angela Merkel and her defense minister fly to the United States almost simultaneously on separate government planes,...
German minister discusses Mideast conflict on Jordan visit
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Germany's defense minister has reaffirmed its support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during a visit to neighboring Jordan.
BERLIN (AP) — Military spending in Germany must keep rising, the country's new defense minister said Wednesday, underlined her commitment to long-term targets, telling critics that the country's...
Germany: leader of Merkel party takes over defense ministry
BERLIN (AP) — The new leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party took over Germany's defense ministry on Wednesday in a risky but potentially rewarding move, reversing her previous insistence that...
BERLIN (AP) — The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party warned Sunday that Germans risk ending up with a very left-wing government if they vote for the Greens, who surged in last...
BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is rejecting a state governor's call for an end to sanctions against Russia.
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed a report claiming she has concluded that the new leader of her center-right party isn't up to leading the country, and defended her in a...
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is endorsing the idea of developing a joint European aircraft carrier, as suggested by her party's leader.
BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has backed French President Emmanuel Macron's recent call for a stronger European Union, but suggested some solutions that are...
Germany: Head of Merkel’s party defends ‘3rd sex’ comment
BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party on Wednesday rejected criticism over a Carnival speech in which she was perceived as poking fun at intersex...
Germany’s Merkel closing her personal Facebook page
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is leaving Facebook after giving up the leadership of her country's main center-right party.
Merkel made the announcement in a video Friday on her Facebook page, which has more than 2.5 million likes. She said she was closing the personal page because she no longer leads the Christian Democratic Union party. Ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer took over that post in December.
Merkel ally dismisses US threat of pipeline sanctions
BERLIN (AP) — The head of Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party says German companies working on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project with Russia shouldn't be intimidated by a letter from U.S. Ambassador Richard Grenell suggesting they could be risking sanctions.
The Trump administration has criticized the pipeline as a form of Russian control over Germany, and has said the U.S. could impose energy-related sanctions.
Germany: New leader of Merkel’s party finds role for rival
BERLIN (AP) — The new leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party has given an advisory role to her narrowly defeated rival.
The Christian Democratic Union is keen to heal internal divisions and prevent future rifts after Merkel ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer defeated Friedrich Merz, a one-time rival of the chancellor, to become party leader Dec. 7. Merz declined to seek another senior party position but his backers pressed for him to be brought aboard.
Former Merkel rival hints at interest in German govt job
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has no plans to reshuffle her Cabinet, Merkel's spokesman said Wednesday after a one-time rival of the chancellor hinted he'd be interested in joining the government,
Merkel's Christian Democratic Union is trying to heal internal divisions and prevent future rifts after the politician in question, Friedrich Merz, narrowly lost the race to succeed Merkel as party leader. Merkel ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer defeated Merz on Dec. 7.