German vote to pick Merkel successor set for Sept 26, 2021
The German government on Wednesday agreed on September 26 next year for the general election to choose a successor to Chancellor Angela Merkel, a government spokeswoman said.
Merkel's CDU to elect new leader in mid-January
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party will elect its new leader in mid-January after a planned vote in early December was pushed back because of a surge in coronavirus infections.
Germany virus death toll passes 10,000
Germany has suffered more than 10,000 Covid-19 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to official data published Saturday. A total of 10,003 deaths have been recorded by the Robert Koch Institute, a federal government agency, with 418,005 infections recorded nationwide. Of those, 14,714 were diagnosed in the last 24 hours -- a daily…
Pretenders to Merkel's crown seek debate limelight
The three men vying to lead German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party go head-to-head in an online debate Saturday in a bid to revive a race that has been knocked off course by the coronavirus pandemic.
Navalny says Merkel visited him in Berlin hospital
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on Monday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited him at a Berlin hospital where he was treated after being poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent.
German foreign minister threatens sanctions over Navalny poisoning
Tensions deepened Sunday between Germany and Russia over the alleged poisoning of opposition figure Alexei Navalny, with Berlin threatening sanctions and Moscow accusing it of delaying an investigation into the affair.
Greta Thunberg meets Merkel in fresh push for climate action
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg on Thursday urged German Chancellor Angela Merkel to be "brave" in the fight against global warming as she sought to breathe fresh life into a climate movement overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic.
EU recovery summit could end with no deal, says Merkel
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that EU leaders may fail to reach an agreement on Sunday on a huge post-virus recovery plan for the shattered European economy.