Merkel to tap rumoured successor for top party role
The popular female premier of tiny Saarland state is set to take over as secretary general of Angela Merkel's conservative party, sources said Monday, fuelling speculation the chancellor is lining up her potential successor.
Consul seeks better ties between Nigeria, Germany
The German Consul General at the Consulate Office in Lagos, Mr. Ingo Herbert, has promised better ties between Nigeria and Germany. He made the pledge when the Aare Ona Kakanfo of Yoruba land, Gani Adams, visited him in his office. Herbert expressed readiness to facilitate a lasting relationship with the office of the Aare Ona…
Confidence grows for deal on new Merkel government
Talks between the top German parties on forming a new government for Chancellor Angela Merkel's fourth term spilled into overtime Monday but confidence appeared to be growing they would strike a deal.
Germany raises alarm over Sane, Gundogan’s importance
Fears over the robust treatment Germany duo Leroy Sane and Ilkay Gundogan suffered during the first half of Manchester City’s FA Cup tie at Cardiff City prompted a Twitter response from their national team. Goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling gave the Premier League leaders a healthy 2-0 advantage in the fourth-round clash…
IMF urges Germany to loosen purse strings
IMF chief Christine Lagarde has joined calls on Germany to invest in future economic growth even at the cost of relaxing its cherished budgetary discipline, raising hackles in Europe's powerhouse.
Merkel urges Germany's SPD to back 'fair' coalition plan
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday urged the Social Democrats to make the "responsible" choice for Germany as the centre-left party readies for a crucial vote on seeking a coalition with her conservative bloc.
Merkel moves a step closer to new Germany coalition government
Chancellor Angela Merkel said her conservatives reached a breakthrough deal Friday with Germany's second biggest party, the Social Democrats, toward building a new coalition government that would give Europe a "fresh start".
Merkel resumes talks to end political stalemate
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives resume on Wednesday drawn-out talks with Germany's second biggest party aimed at ending months of post-election stalemate and forming a coalition government.