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Macron, Merkel To Hold Talks With Putin On Syria Cease-Fire - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are set to hold talks on February 25 with Russian leader Vladimir Putin over implementation of a 30-day United Nations cease-fire in Syria, the French presidency says. The talks were ...

German conservatives call for shift to right as Merkel decides cabinet posts - The News International (blog)

BERLIN: Several senior German conservatives called on Saturday for their party to shift to the right to win back voters, throwing down the gauntlet to Chancellor Angela Merkel before she announces her choice of cabinet ministers on Sunday. The ...

Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel to talk Syria ceasefire plan with Vladimir Putin - Daily News & Analysis

French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will hold talks today with Russia's Vladimir Putin over implementing a UN ceasefire in Syria, France's presidency said, as new airstrikes pounded a rebel-held area. The discussion ...

From Spain to Germany and Italy, the outflanked centre-left cannot hold - The Guardian

Centre-left parties face fresh threats next Sunday, when Italians will vote in their first general election for five years and Germany will learn whether its centre-left SDP will approve a new coalition with Angela Merkel's centre-right CDU. The two ...

Merkel to give outspoken critic a cabinet job: Bild am Sonntag - Business Insider

Citing party sources, Bild am Sonntag also reported Merkel has, as expected, decided to put long-standing ally Peter Altmaier in charge of the economy ministry, responsible for expanding broadband across the country. The paper also said Ursula von der ...

Angela Merkel under pressure to forge new German direction - The National

Several senior German conservatives called for their party to shift to the right to win back voters in a challenge to Chancellor Angela Merkel before she names her new cabinet on Sunday. Her Christian Democrats (CDU) vote at a party meeting on Monday ...

Conservatives call for shift to right as Merkel decides cabinet posts - Gulf Times

Several senior German conservatives yesterday called for their party to shift to the right to win back voters, throwing down the gauntlet to Chancellor Angela Merkel before she announces her choice of cabinet ministers today. The Christian Democrats ...

Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU conservatives debate a rightward shift - Deutsche Welle

Chancellor Angela Merkel's upcoming cabinet picks will signal whether the CDU remains in the political center. She faces calls from senior party members to move right in an effort to regain voters the party lost in 2017. Auftakt CDU Parteitag 04.12 ...

Merkel calls for European response to Syria, takes flak from opposition - Brinkwire (press release)

Angela Merkel has called on the EU to play a more active role in Syria, but German opposition politicians have told DW that her words fall short. One noted how Merkel “forgot” to mention NATO member Turkey's involvement. Eastern Ghouta, Syria (AFP ...

'We are CONSERVATIVES' Merkel under fire for bowing to pressure from SPD -

Mrs Merkel managed to broker a grand coalition deal with the left-wing Social Democrats after months of political uncertainty following the 2017 election in September. Now as members from both parties vote to formalise the coalition agreement, some in ...

France and Germany ask Putin to stop Syria attacks, hope for ceasefire - Middle East Monitor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron hoped world powers would agree a Syria ceasefire on Friday after they asked Russian President Vladimir Putin to back a corresponding UN Security Council resolution. Reuters reports ...

“It Was a Good Laugh” – German Newspaper Publishes Embarrassing “Russian Meddling” Hoax - Center for Research on Globalization

Applying all their creativity, they forged a chain of fake emails resembling an exchange between Kevin Kuehnert, head of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) youth wing Jusos (and a prominent critic of the new coalition government with Angela Merkel's ...

This one obstacle stands in the way of a German GroKo - HITC

In early February, the BBC reported that Angela Merkel's conservative CDU/CSU bloc had reached an agreement with the centre-left SPD, a move likely to give Germany another four years of GroKo. The eventual arrangement was widely viewed as being tipped ...

EU leaders push for ceasefire in Syria's Eastern Ghouta - News24

Brussels - European leaders called on Friday for an immediate ceasefire in Syria to allow for humanitarian aid and evacuations after more than 400 civilians were killed in the rebel-held region of Eastern Ghouta. French President Emmanuel Macron and ...

Angela Merkel calls for end to 'massacre' in Syria - 10,000 Couples

"What we see at the moment, the awful events in Syria, the fight of a regime not against terrorists, but against its own people, the killing of children, the destruction of hospitals, all this is a massacre which has to be condemned", Merkel told the ...

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: second volume to include Angela ... - The Guardian

The follow-up to Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli's children's book about women who changed the world is already seeing unprecedented demand.

Angela Merkel calls on Iran, Russia to end Syria violence - Theafricom

"As Europeans we must work towards this", she stressed, and also renewed a call on the regime's backers in Russian Federation and Iran to use their influence to prevent further massacres in the war-torn country. Local media reports that the Chancellor ...

Juncker warns of cuts to MFF despite member states' promised additional cash - EURACTIV

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, speaking on Friday before the summit started in Brussels. [Council]. Comments Print. Most EU leaders accepted on Friday (23 February) that they will add more funds ...

Merkel hopes UN will agree on Syria ceasefire this evening - Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she hoped that the United Nations Security Council would agree a resolution calling for a ceasefire in Syria to allow humanitarian aid in. Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a ...

France Will Do All It Can With Russia to Achieve Syria Truce - Macron - Sputnik International

On Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron said he has good hopes of getting a UN resolution for a truce in Syria. Macron said he was "hopeful" of securing a UN resolution on Syria, especially following efforts by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to ...

Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician and the current Chancellor of Germany. She is also the leader of the Christian Democratic Union .

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Chancellor of Germany
Assumed office
22 November 2005
President Horst Köhler
Christian Wulff
Joachim Gauck
Deputy Franz Müntefering
Frank-Walter Steinmeier
Guido Westerwelle
Philipp Rösler
Sigmar Gabriel
Preceded by Gerhard Schröder
Leader of the Christian Democratic Union
Assumed office
10 April 2000
Preceded by Wolfgang Schäuble
General Secretary of the Christian Democratic Union
In office
7 November 1998 – 10 April 2000
Preceded by Peter Hintze
Succeeded by Ruprecht Polenz
Minister for the Environment
In office
17 November 1994 – 26 October 1998
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Preceded by Klaus Töpfer
Succeeded by Jürgen Trittin
Minister for Women and Youth
In office
18 January 1991 – 17 November 1994
Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Preceded by Ursula Lehr
Succeeded by Claudia Nolte
Member of the Bundestag
Assumed office
18 January 1991
Preceded by Constituency established
Personal details
Born Angela Dorothea Kasner
(1954-07-17) 17 July 1954 (age 62)
Hamburg, West Germany
Political party Democratic Awakening

Christian Democratic Union
Spouse(s) Ulrich Merkel
Joachim Sauer
Alma mater Leipzig University
Religion Lutheranism

Angela Dorothea Merkel (née Kasner; born 17 July 1954) is a German politician and the current Chancellor of Germany. She is also the leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

A former research scientist with a doctorate in physical chemistry, Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989, and briefly served as a deputy spokesperson for the first democratically-elected East German Government headed by Lothar de Maizière in 1990. Following German reunification in 1990, Merkel was elected to the Bundestag for the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, and has been reelected ever since. Merkel was appointed as the Minister for Women and Youth in the federal government under Chancellor Helmut Kohl in 1991, and became the Minister for the Environment in 1994. After her party lost the federal election in 1998, Merkel was elected Secretary-General of the CDU before becoming the party's first woman leader two years later in the aftermath of a donations scandal that toppled Wolfgang Schäuble.

Following the 2005 federal election, Merkel was appointed Germany's first woman Chancellor at the head of a grand coalition consisting of the CDU, its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). In the 2009 federal election, the CDU obtained the largest share of the vote and Merkel was able to form a coalition government with the support of the Free Democratic Party (FDP). At the 2013 federal election, Merkel won a landslide victory with 41.5% of the vote and formed a second grand coalition with the SPD, after the FDP lost all of its representation in the Bundestag.

In 2007, Merkel was President of the European Council and chaired the G8, the second woman to do so. Merkel played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon and the Berlin Declaration. One of Merkel's consistent priorities has been to strengthen transatlantic economic relations. Merkel played a crucial role in managing the financial crisis at the European and international level, and she has been referred to as "the decider." In domestic policy, health care reform, problems concerning future energy development and more recently her government's approach to the ongoing migrant crisis have been major issues during her Chancellorship.

Merkel has been widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union throughout her tenure as Chancellor. Merkel has twice been named the world's second most powerful person by Forbes magazine, the highest ranking ever achieved by a woman. In December 2015, Merkel was named as Time magazine's Person of the Year, with the magazine's cover declaring her to be the "Chancellor of the Free World." On 26 March 2014, Merkel became the longest-serving incumbent head of government in the European Union and she is currently the senior G7 leader. In May 2016, Merkel was named the most powerful woman in the world for a record tenth time by Forbes. On 20 November 2016, Merkel announced she would seek re-election to a fourth term.

Angela Merkel — 2018 New Year's Speech (English subtitles)

Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, New Year's Speech (Neujahrsansprache) given December 31st, 2017. 'CC' English subtitles.

How Powerful is Angela Merkel? | NowThis World

Angela Merkel has been called "The Leader of the Free World", but with Germany voting to either keep or ditch their long-time Chancellor, we wanted to know just how powerful she really is,...

Germany's uncertain political future: What's next for Angela Merkel?

German elections could be held in the near future. Angela Merkel's attempts to form a coalition have failed. The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter....

The Making of Merkel with Andrew Marr BBC documentary 2013 about Angel Merkel imp politician

The making of Angela Merkel, a German enigma On the eve of the German federal elections, Andrew Marr looks at the enigmatic Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel. She is the most important politicia...

Weekend Update: Angela Merkel on Reelection - SNL

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Kate McKinnon) discusses being reelected and missing President Barack Obama. #SNL #SNLPremiere #SNL43 Get more SNL:

Angela Merkel’s rise to power, in five steps | The Economist

Angela Merkel is expected to win her fourth term as German Chancellor. In doing so she would become Europe's most successful elected female politician. Her biographer, Jacqueline Boysen, tells...