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5 Sep 2020
It's five years to the day since German Chancellor Angela Merkel uttered her famous quote about taking in refugees. Today the numbers show that integration has made progress, though skepticism persists.
16 Jul 2020
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned "time is of the essence" for an EU agreement on funding the €750-billion reconstruction package. However, the Netherlands says a deal at a summit over the weekend is unlikely.
23 May 2020
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there will be a decision "soon" on a potential rescue program for airline giant Lufthansa. The carrier was seeking capital as it struggles to cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
23 Mar 2020
Canada says it won't be sending its athletes to the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The German chancellor is isolating after meeting an infected doctor. Follow DW for the latest.
1 Dec 2019
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has hosted African leaders for the third G20 Compact with Africa summit in Berlin. The initiative aims to boost private investment in Africa — but challenges remain.
19 Nov 2019
At a meeting in Berlin, African leaders will discuss the state of the 'Compact with Africa' project with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. So far, it has fallen short of expectations.
16 Nov 2019
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron are leading attempts to mediate between the US and Iran. Tensions in the Gulf region dominated the agenda in New York.
3 Nov 2019
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, along with a dozen ministers, is traveling to India to seek ways to strengthen trade cooperation. Germany's Parliament recently called for upgrading bilateral ties with India.
2 Nov 2019
Finding a solution to Brexit is "squaring the circle," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the Bundestag before heading to Brussels for a crunch EU summit. Merkel also stressed Germany would not send weapons to Turkey.
2 Nov 2019
Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, says the German government must tackle rising anti-Semitism. He awarded German Chancellor Angela Merkel the Theodor Herzl Award in Munich on Monday.
24 Oct 2019
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has awarded the 2019 prize to Juliana Rotich, founder of software project Ushahidi, which was introduced to monitor violence in Kenya following the 2007 general elections.
8 Sep 2019
The German chancellor has been recognized for her leadership style by the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. Merkel has received several similar titles, including from Harvard University.

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