Angela Merkel

The Latest: Official: Royal Air Maroc grounds sole Boeing

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 9:50 p.m. A U.N. official says thousands stood in silent tribute to victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash at the opening of the U.N. Environment Program’s Assembly in Nairobi on Monday. Some people who had been traveling to the meeting were … Continue reading The Latest: Official: Royal Air Maroc grounds sole Boeing

Merkel successor backs Macron’s EU call, floats own ideas

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 unlikely to be welcomed in Paris. In an op-ed published by German weekly Welt am Sonntag, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer responded directly to Macron’s appeal Monday for voters … Continue reading Merkel successor backs Macron’s EU call, floats own ideas

Germany: Merkel successor backs Macron’s EU call

BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s party is backing French President Emmanuel Macron’s call for a stronger European Union. In an op-ed published Saturday by weekly Welt am Sonntag, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer responded directly to Macron’s appeal Monday with proposals for tackling challenges including populism, economic uncertainty, international security and migration. Several … Continue reading Germany: Merkel successor backs Macron’s EU call

German leader clarifies stance on student climate protests

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear she supports students protesting around the world against global warming, following widespread criticism of comments seeming to suggest the demonstrations may have been fomented by Russian online agitation. Merkel last month was talking about Russian cyberwarfare at the Munich Security Conference when she brought up … Continue reading German leader clarifies stance on student climate protests

Germany gives Jens Weidmann 2nd term as Bundesbank chief

BERLIN / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) The German government has given the green light for Jens Weidmann to head the country’s central bank, the Bundesbank, for a second eight-year term. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet decided Wednesday to formally propose to the country’s president that Weidmann serve a second term starting May 1. Weidmann has been a … Continue reading Germany gives Jens Weidmann 2nd term as Bundesbank chief

Trump, Merkel, queen all targets for German Carnival floats

BERLIN (AP) — Groups and clubs in Germany are putting the final touches on their elaborate floats with outrageous caricatures depicting political themes for this year’s Carnival celebrations. In a workshop in Mainz on Tuesday, an artist worked studiously on a float featuring a bull with “USA” emblazoned on the side, with a horned head … Continue reading Trump, Merkel, queen all targets for German Carnival floats

The Latest: UK lawmakers pursue strategies to delay Brexit

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Britain’s main opposition Labour Party has thrown its weight behind efforts to hold a new referendum on the country’s European Union membership. The party has previously said it would support a referendum as a last resort if it could not secure … Continue reading The Latest: UK lawmakers pursue strategies to delay Brexit

Main UK opposition party takes step to back new Brexit vote

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May returned from a seemingly unproductive meeting with European Union leaders Monday to a growing attempt by British lawmakers to stop her from taking Britain out of the EU on March 29 without a divorce deal. With May and the EU at odds over not just how, but when … Continue reading Main UK opposition party takes step to back new Brexit vote

The Latest: UK’s Labour says it will back new Brexit vote

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Britain’s main opposition Labour Party has thrown its weight behind efforts to hold a new referendum on the country’s European Union membership. The party has previously said it would support a referendum as a last resort if it could not secure … Continue reading The Latest: UK’s Labour says it will back new Brexit vote

The Latest: May: Brexit deal within reach despite EU caution

(AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 3:25 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May remains convinced March 29 remains a realistic Brexit date, despite the EU urging Britain to delay its departure from the bloc to avoid a chaotic rupture. May said after meeting with several EU leaders at a summit in Egypt that … Continue reading The Latest: May: Brexit deal within reach despite EU caution

EU top official Tusk calls on May to delay Brexit

(AP) — After nearly two years of bitter and divisive talks on the departure of Britain from the European Union, it has come to this — the sides cannot even agree on a divorce date anymore. European Union leader Donald Tusk said that with any agreement far from being clinched and businesses fearing a chaotic … Continue reading EU top official Tusk calls on May to delay Brexit

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | UK leader May under mounting pressure to delay Brexit

SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is under pressure to delay the country’s departure from the European Union, after she postponed a vote in Parliament on her Brexit deal with the bloc. May is holding meetings with EU leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday at an EU-Arab League summit … Continue reading SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt | UK leader May under mounting pressure to delay Brexit

BERLIN | The Latest: UK’s May, EU’s Juncker say talks ‘constructive’

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Brexit, Britain’s impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:20 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker say they had a “constructive” dinner meeting and plan to meet again before the end of the month to assess progress in the Brexit negotiations. … Continue reading BERLIN | The Latest: UK’s May, EU’s Juncker say talks ‘constructive’

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

BERLIN | Far-right protests in Germany expose cracks in government

BERLIN — More than 1,000 far-right supporters rallied Friday night over the fatal stabbing of a man in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, for which two recent migrants have been arrested and charged with manslaughter. In a case that has exposed friction between Chancellor Angela Merkel and top security officials, the flag-waving crowd rallied … Continue reading BERLIN | Far-right protests in Germany expose cracks in government

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkish court rules to free rights activist

ANKARA, Turkey — The Latest on Turkey’s currency crisis (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Turkish officials say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and stressed that a strong Turkish economy is also in Germany’s interest. Officials from Erdogan’s office said during their conversation on Wednesday the two leaders confirmed … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkish court rules to free rights activist

MILAN | The Latest: Germany seeks migrant deals with Greece, Italy

MILAN  — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 3:05 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says talks with Greece on its taking back migrants who previously sought asylum there are well-advanced but similar negotiations with Italy have some way to go. Germany last week reached an agreement with Spain for … Continue reading MILAN | The Latest: Germany seeks migrant deals with Greece, Italy

BERLIN | Merkel insists US ties key to Germany despite Trump tensions

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the trans-Atlantic relationship remains “central” to her government despite tensions with President Donald Trump. Asked about Trump’s frequent attacks on Germany and her in particular, Merkel responded with deliberately measured calm, saying: “I take note of it.” Merkel told reporters during her annual summer news conference in Berlin … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel insists US ties key to Germany despite Trump tensions

HELSINKI | Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

HELSINKI — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean. The reaction back home was immediate and … Continue reading HELSINKI | Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

BEIJING  | EU official urges Trump, Putin not to destroy global order

BEIJING  — A senior European Union official on Monday urged President Donald Trump, Russian President Vladimir Putin and China to work with Europe to avoid trade wars and prevent conflict and chaos. European Council President Donald Tusk was speaking in Beijing at the opening of a summit between China and the European Union, just hours … Continue reading BEIJING  | EU official urges Trump, Putin not to destroy global order

MOSCOW  | Kremlin says new gas pipeline to Germany will help stability

MOSCOW  — The Kremlin says a new prospective natural gas pipeline to Germany will help increase regional stability and strengthen ties between Russia and the West. U.S. President Donald Trump argued Wednesday that the new natural gas pipeline venture with Moscow has left German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government “totally controlled” and “captive to Russia.” Russian … Continue reading MOSCOW  | Kremlin says new gas pipeline to Germany will help stability

BRUSSELS | NATO says it is united at end of raucous, divisive summit

BRUSSELS — A raucous and divisive NATO summit concluded Thursday with all 29 NATO member states agreeing that there still is a common commitment to the military alliance after U.S. President Donald Trump said everyone had committed to push up defense budgets. Responding to reports that he had threatened to leave the alliance if no … Continue reading BRUSSELS | NATO says it is united at end of raucous, divisive summit

BRUSSELS | The Latest: Merkel says ‘clear commitment’ to NATO by all

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the NATO summit in Brussels (all times local): 12:15 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told reporters in Brussels that “there was a clear commitment to NATO by all” at an emergency session of the military alliance. She said that U.S. President Donald Trump raised the topic of better burden-sharing … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: Merkel says ‘clear commitment’ to NATO by all