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Germany's Merkel makes breakthrough in bid to form coalition

The negotiating teams reached an in-principle agreement that could lead to a new government for the biggest EU economy in coming months.

Merkel, Schulz vow 'new politics' for Germany in bid to form govt

September's watershed elections left Merkel without a majority, while the SPD suffered its worst post-war score.

Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

Merkel was weakened after the election as voters were angry with her decision in 2015 to open Germany's borders to more than a million asylum seekers.
November 20, 2017 | 09:21 am GMT+7

Vietnam's PM congratulates German Chancellor Merkel on election victory

Angela Merkel won her fourth term in office but by a much narrower margin than last time out.
September 26, 2017 | 12:35 am GMT+7

Merkel hangs on to power but bleeds support to surging far right

'Of course we had hoped for a slightly better result,' a humbled Merkel said. 
September 25, 2017 | 09:09 am GMT+7

Merkel warns of consequences for EU asylum laggards

'If there is no solidarity on migration, neither will there be in other areas.' 
September 10, 2017 | 05:37 pm GMT+7

Macron outshines Merkel as EU's top diplomat

Germany has for years longed for a stronger French partner, but may have got more than it bargained for as the self-confident Emmanuel Macron takes Europe's spotlight.
July 17, 2017 | 09:00 am GMT+7

US isolated over climate: G20 host Merkel

Efforts to halt climate change is a key issue that world leaders gathering.
July 07, 2017 | 08:10 am GMT+7

Merkel ready to consider Macron eurozone reform ideas

Germany would be open to an 'economic government' to pool 'best practices' for promoting jobs and growth among the 19 eurozone members.
June 20, 2017 | 05:27 pm GMT+7

Trump and Merkel 'get along very well': White House

'He has a lot of respect for her,' said White House spokesman after Merkel seemed to question the durability of the U.S.-E.U. alliance under Trump.
May 31, 2017 | 08:56 am GMT+7

Tensions show as Trump, Merkel meet for first time

Merkel's suggestion of a handshake went unheard or ignored by Trump -- an awkward moment in what are usually highly scripted occasions.
March 18, 2017 | 09:48 am GMT+7

Prudent Merkel meets unpredictable Trump amid tense ties

There has been little known contact between the Merkel and Trump since he took office.
March 13, 2017 | 11:38 am GMT+7