Angela Merkel

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