Angela Merkel urges Vladimir Putin to release Ukrainian sailors
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The chancellor told her Russian counterpart that measures needed to be taken to ensure "smooth passage" through the Kerch Strait. But stopping conflict in the Sea of Azov wasn't the only thing the two leaders discussed.
14 Jun 2021
The outgoing German chancellor is set to travel to Washington for talks with the US president on COVID, climate change and bilateral ties.
2 Jul 2021
Russian President Vladimir Putin questions the point of meeting with Ukraine's leader, claiming Volodymyr Zelensky's country is effectively run by leaders in Washington and European capitals.
11 Jul 2021
Angela Merkel returns to the UK, likely for the last time as German chancellor. She will again bump elbows with Boris Johnson, key Brexit architect and almost her political antithesis.
15 Jul 2021
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to visit US President Joe Biden on July 15. The two leaders are keen to bolster ties between their countries. But there are also points of contention.
26 Jul 2021
As Angela Merkel prepares to leave office, she leaves behind a mixed legacy in terms of climate policy.
31 Aug 2021
Many African heads of state saw German Chancellor Angela Merkel off at the Compact with Africa summit in Berlin. Merkel once more underlined Africa's potential — and what needs to be done to use it.
9 Sep 2021
The German Chancellor and the celebrated Nigerian feminist author discussed politics, and how they are influenced by social media — and fashion.
21 Sep 2021
As chancellor, Angela Merkel has led Germany through many international crises. How successful was she? A DW documentary interviewed former heads of state, historians and journalists.
17 Sep 2021
The DW documentary "Angela Merkel - Navigating a World in Crisis" features leading figures in politics and science recounting personal experiences with the German chancellor. The film airs September 17 on YouTube.
16 Oct 2021
During her first term as German chancellor, Angela Merkel had to deal with the economic and financial crisis of 2008, which helped forge her image as a defender of Germany's interests and her fellow citizens' savings. But there would be more challenges to come: the migrant crisis in 2015, and the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. How will German history remember this scientist by training, who grew up in what was then East Germany, who defied the odds to become Germany's first woman chancellor? As Merkel prepares to bow out after 16 years in power, our Berlin correspondents report on her legacy.
29 Sep 2021
The country's first female chancellor has taken on alpha males in the politics world. But as her nearly 16 years in power ends, Merkel has not been able to enact gender parity or equity in many realms. Why not?
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