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11 Oct
After 16 years as the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel is calling it a day. The 67-year-old decision to retire has many reflecting on the legacy of the country’s first female chancellor, who is leaving the office with high approval ratings.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣ Over the years, she has earned swag of nicknames: the world’s most powerful woman, chancellor of the free world, the Queen of Europe, the Merkelator, and the liberal west’s “last defender”. In Germany, she is affectionately known as Mutti - short for mummy.⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣
28 Sep
The long-serving chancellor and lawmaker is about to retire. What's next for her?
21 Sep
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
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.
15 Jul
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.
11 Jul
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.
14 Jun
The outgoing German chancellor is set to travel to Washington for talks with the US president on COVID, climate change and bilateral ties.
31 May
Denmark's complicity in the NSA spying scandal against German politicians has been revealed in a joint European media investigation.
22 May
German Chancellor Angela Merkel did not become interested in politics until the fall of the #Berlin Wall. She is now preparing to bow out after 15 years in power and four terms as chancellor. French journalist Marion Van Renterghem has just published a book in French, entitled "C'etait Merkel" ("That was Merkel"). She tells us more about the childhood and early years of the woman who rose to the top of German politics but never lost her strong moral compass.
19 Apr
Annalena Baerbock is said to be tough, talented and very ambitious. Now, Germany's Green Party has named her as its candidate for chancellor. Is she cut out for the job?

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