Trump-era US Europe rift wide open at Munich security talks
The United States and European powers voiced sharply differing views on issues from Mideast security to trade Saturday, laying bare a deep trans-Atlantic rift in the era of President Donald Trump.
US pullout from Syria risks boosting Russia, Iran influence: Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Saturday that Washington's plan to swiftly pull its soldiers out of Syria risks allowing Russia and Iran to boost their role in the region.
Suspect, 20, held over massive German politician data hack
German police said Tuesday they have arrested a 20-year-old suspect in the case of private data stolen from hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, and published online.
Massive data leak targets German officials including Merkel
Hundreds of German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have fallen victim to a massive online leak of private data, the government said Friday.
Merkel defends legacy as divided party picks new leader
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday offered a staunch defence of her moderate course during 18 years as party leader, as her Christian Democratic Union chose between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival to succeed her.
Tensions grip Merkel's party ahead of succession vote
Tensions mounted in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right party on Thursday a day before a vote to decide who succeeds her as party chief, with splits deepening among party heavyweights.
Weakened Merkel to step down as chancellor in 2021
Angela Merkel on Monday announced she will quit as German chancellor when her mandate ends in 2021, as she sought to draw a line under a series of political crises that have rocked her fragile coalition.
Merkel to give up party leadership after poll setback
Germany's Angela Merkel will not run for re-election as leader of her centre-right CDU, sources said Monday, in the clearest sign yet that the veteran chancellor is preparing her eventual exit after voters again punished her fragile coalition in a regional poll.