Angela Merkel

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: G20 leaders attend show in Argentine opera house

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The latest on the Group of 20 summit (all times local): 8 p.m. G-20 leaders are attending a cultural show at the Colon Theater, the landmark in the Argentine capital that is one of the world’s great opera houses. U.S. President Donald Trump, Germany’s Angela Merkel, and Russian President Vladimir Putin … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina | The Latest: G20 leaders attend show in Argentine opera house

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  | As G-20 summit opens, contentious issues loom on sidelines

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  — Heads of state from the world’s leading economies were invited to the Group of 20 summit to discuss issues like development, infrastructure and investment. As the gathering officially kicks off Friday, those themes seem like afterthoughts, overshadowed by contentious matters from the U.S.- China trade dispute to the conflict over Ukraine. … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES, Argentina  | As G-20 summit opens, contentious issues loom on sidelines

ALGIERS, Algeria | Merkel, Algerian officials discuss migration, Libya

ALGIERS, Algeria — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday during a one-day visit to the country to discuss migration and the situation in neighboring Libya. Algeria’s official APS news agency reported the meeting happened in the presence Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and other government members. The discussions take … Continue reading ALGIERS, Algeria | Merkel, Algerian officials discuss migration, Libya

BERLIN | Merkel: German government won’t collapse over spy chief

BERLIN— Chancellor Angela Merkel says a dispute over the future of Germany’s domestic intelligence chief won’t bring down her coalition government. Merkel’s conservatives run Germany in a coalition with the center-left Social Democrats, who on Thursday demanded the removal of domestic spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen over much-criticized comments about recent far-right protests in the eastern … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel: German government won’t collapse over spy chief

BERLIN | Merkel partners call for removal of German spy chief

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s junior coalition partners demanded the removal of Germany’s domestic intelligence chief on Thursday following his much-criticized comments about recent far-right protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz. Hans-Georg Maassen‘s future as the head of the BfV intelligence agency has created new strains in Merkel’s six-month-old coalition. The center-left Social Democrats, … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel partners call for removal of German spy chief

BERLIN | German investigators say Chemnitz attack video genuine

BERLIN — Prosecutors leading the investigation into a far-right demonstration in Chemnitz said Saturday there’s no evidence a video showing protesters chasing down and attacking a foreigner is fake, despite comments from Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s domestic spy chief questioning its authenticity. Dresden prosecutor Wolfgang Klein told Die Zeit newspaper the video was part of the … Continue reading BERLIN | German investigators say Chemnitz attack video genuine

SKOPJE, Macedonia | Merkel in Macedonia to back ‘yes’ vote on referendum

SKOPJE, Macedonia— German chancellor Angela Merkel visited Macedonia Saturday, the third western leader to do so this week in a show of support for the government ahead of an upcoming referendum to change the country’s name and qualify for NATO membership. Macedonians vote Sept. 30 on a proposal to change the former Yugoslav republic’s name … Continue reading SKOPJE, Macedonia | Merkel in Macedonia to back ‘yes’ vote on referendum