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Angela Merkel

Angela Dorothea Merkel, is the current Chancellor of Germany. Merkel, elected to the Bundestag (German Parliament) from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has been the chairman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000, and Chairman of the CDU-CSU (Christian Social Union) parliamentary coalition from 2002 to 2005.
From 2005 to 2009 she led a grand coalition with the Christian Social Union (CSU), its Bavarian sister party, and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), formed after the 2005 federal election on 22 November 2005. In the elections of 27 September 2009, her party, the CDU, obtained the largest share of the votes, and formed a coalition government with the CSU and the Free Democratic Party (FDP). Her government was sworn in on 28 October 2009.
In 2007, Merkel was also President of the European Council and chaired the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Angela Merkel greatest leader in Europe, says Hillary Clinton
2014-07-06
Hillary Clinton has called Angela Merkel "the greatest leader in Europe" during a visit to Berlin and said it was high time America had a female leader too – though without confirming that she would seek the job. In an appearance at a Berlin theatre on ...
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  1. Spy case threatens to sour German-US ties anew

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D-Day anniversary: What does leaders' body language show?
2014-06-06
Amid high tensions over Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was one of the first Western leaders to allow President Vladimir Putin back into the diplomatic fold, with a meeting at a hotel before Friday's main events ...
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  1. Merkel and Putin discuss Ukraine on D-Day festivity sidelines
  2. Russian, Ukrainian leaders meet in Normandy
  3. Stabilize Ukraine, Merkel tells Moscow

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Angela Merkel Regrets Rise of Populism in EU
2014-05-26
On Sunday, 21 of the 28 member-states of the European Union held votes for seats in the European Parliament, a vote which occurs every five years. The European Parliament is effectively the legislative body of the European Union and is second largest ...
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  1. Merkel and Renzi take opposite routes to the top
  2. Euro stocks rise as markets unmoved by election turmoil

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Merkel: 'Austerity makes it sound evil, I call it balancing the budget'
2013-04-23
Five months before Germany holds an election, Ms Merkel finds herself under fire from European partners and the centre-left opposition at home for continuing to insist that euro members "do their homework" - Berlin-speak for reining in spending and ...
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  1. Merkel Allies Slam Barroso Comments on Easing Euro Austerity
  2. Is this the end of austerity? Top EU official warns cuts have lost 'political ...
  3. Barroso comments on easing austerity upset Merkel ally "greatly"

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Topless Femen Protesters Surprise Vladimir Putin And Angela Merkel (VIDEO ...
2013-04-08
This is the moment a topless protester got within inches of two of the world's most powerful leaders. Russian president, Vladimir Putin and German chancellor, Angela Merkel, were touring an international trade fair in Hanover when three scantily ...
(Huffington Post UK)
  1. A bemused Vladimir Putin and German chancellor Angela Merkel are confronted ...
  2. Valdimir Putin, Angela Merkel air differences on NGOs
  3. Topless protesters confront Vladimir Putin and Angela Merkel

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Opposition to set up new hurdles for Merkel
2013-02-28
"We can't let the Bundesrat carry on alone," Chancellor Angela Merkel was quoted as saying this week, according to an unnamed source close to her. She was referring to the German government's upcoming initiative to have the far-right National ...
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  1. No way out: Merkel has to make up her mind on gay marriage
  2. Merkel's Visit to Turkey Marks a Positive Change of Mind
  3. We don't need to join EU now, say the affluent Turks

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Win Spanish Aid Vote (10)
2012-07-19
Merkel set to win Spanish aid vote despite rebels (Livemint.com, NBCNews.com, NBCNews.com, NBCNews.com, NBCNews.com)
Relief for Merkel as she wins vote on Spanish bank aid (Independent)
Merkel wins Spanish aid vote with big majority (Reuters UK, Reuters, NBCNews.com)
Excerpt: Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel’s authority within her centre-right coalition was at stake on Thursday when uneasy German lawmakers vote on Berlin’s contribution to a euro zone aid package for Spain’s ailing banks. Merkel can count on broad centre... (Read article)

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Merkel on Greece (10)
2012-05-18
Merkel calls referendum on Greece Euro membership... or she didn't? (FXStreet.com)
Merkel suggests Greece referendum over stay in eurozone: Greek gov't (Xinhua News Agency)
Greece: Germany's Merkel suggests euro referendum (AP - msnbc.com)
Excerpt: According to Greek government spokesman, German cancellor Angela Merkel has proposed to Greece to hold a referendum to ask Greek citizens about their euro membership in the 17 June elections. German spokeman has denied it, but Greece denies Germany... (Read article)

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Eurogroup (3)
2012-03-16
Merkel wants Schaeuble to chair Eurogroup - paper (Reuters UK)
Schaeuble: report on leading eurogroup speculation (MSN Money)
Merkel wants Schäuble to head Eurogroup - report (Daily Telegraph)
Excerpt: BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has proposed that her finance minister, Wolfgang Schaeuble, head the Eurogroup of euro zone finance ministers, a newspaper said on Friday, a move that would bolster Berlin's domination of the... (Read article)

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Debt Crisis (4)
2011-12-06
Merkel's Path: Brinkmanship for Debt Crisis (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Merkel Ally Says ‘No Plan B’ in Resolving Euro Debt Crisis (Bloomberg)
Merkel, Sarkozy Meet on Debt Crisis Proposal (Voice of America)
Excerpt: BERLIN -- When the ratings agency Standard & Poor's warned this week that it might lower the credit ratings of 15 euro zone countries, including Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel seemed unmoved. "What a rating agency does is the responsibility of the... (Read article)

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Greek Aid (43)
2011-06-22
Merkel: No decision on Greek aid (UPI)
Merkel digs in heels on new Greek aid (Ireland Business World)
Merkel Pushes Off Greek Aid Decision (BusinessWeek)
Excerpt: By STEFAN NICOLA UPI Europe Correspondent BERLIN, May 10 (UPI) -- Germany, Europe's largest economy, won't commit more aid for Greece just yet, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying Tuesday she'd need to see the findings of a financial fact-finding mission to Athens before she makes a... (Read article)

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White House Preps for Merkel's Tuesday Visit (4)
2011-06-06
White House preps for Merkel's Tuesday visit (Deseret News, Channel 8 San Diego, Washington Examiner, Boston Globe)
Excerpt: Angela Merkel has traveled to the U.S. many times since becoming Germany's chancellor six years ago, arriving quietly... (Read article)

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Merkel: Georgia will join NATO
2008-08-17
"Georgia will become a NATO member if it wants to, and it does want to," German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in an apparent change in Germany's position during her Sunday visit to Tbilisi, Georgia. Merkel's statement of support for Georgia's NATO membership was one of the strongest yet. Tbilisi's bid to join NATO is fiercely opposed by Moscow.
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Angela Merkel elected new German chancellor
2005-11-22
Angela Merkel has been elected the first female chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany; she succeeds Gerhard Schröder after his seven years as head of government.
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Schröder gives up German chancellorship ambitions, makes way for Merkel
2005-10-10
Social Democrat Gerhard Schröder has given up his ambition to be chancellor in a future government and cleared the way for the current opposition leader, Christian Democrat Angela Merkel, to become the first female chancellor in the history of Germany, officials for both parties confirmed.
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TV debate between German chancellor Schröder and opposition leader Merkel held
2005-09-04
German chancellor Gerhard Schröder (SPD) and the Chair of the Christian Democrats (CDU), Angela Merkel, faced each other on Sunday evening in the first and only debate between them in this election campaign.
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