16 Jul 2021
US President Joe Biden offers condolences to visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel after major floods killed at least 59 people in her country. "Chancellor Merkel, I want to express to you and to the people of Germany my sincere condolences and the condolences of the American people for the devastating loss of life and destruction due to the flooding over the past 24 hours in Germany and neighboring countries," Biden says as he opens a joint news conference from the White House in Washington, DC.
13 Jul 2021
Volodymyr Zelenskyy has repeatedly called for Germany to do more to help Ukraine protect itself against Russia. But with Merkel's retirement imminent, grand commitments are looking increasingly unlikely.
11 Jul 2021
In less than 100 days, Germans will go to the polls to vote for a new parliament. The latest opinion polls show that the coronavirus pandemic is overshadowing all other concerns.
4 Jul 2021
The chancellor has told the Franco-German parliamentary assembly that governments had "learnt their lesson" from the initial response to the COVID crisis.
26 Jun 2021
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has described the June 1941 invasion as a cause for "shame." In her weekly video podcast, she also criticized modern-day crackdowns in Russia and Belarus.
23 Jun 2021
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has landed in Berlin for talks with Germany's foreign minster and chancellor. He will also participate in a Libya peace conference.
6 Jun 2021
With COVID-19 cases declining across Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said special centralized measures can end. But she warned that the virus has not yet gone away.
4 Apr 2021
The three leaders talked about issues of global security as well as the possibility of authorizing and producing the Russian-developed Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine in the EU.
3 Apr 2021
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged federal states to do more to curb infections during a televised interview. She also suggested additional measures such as curfews to better combat the virus.
21 Mar 2021
Lawmakers from Germany's governing conservative party alliance face a Friday deadline to prove they didn't pocket profits from face mask sales. The scandal comes ahead of state elections on Sunday.
23 Feb 2021
The 66-year-old has been accused of passing on information to the Egyptian secret service when he worked at the German federal government's press office.
14 Feb 2021
Turkey has irked the EU by prospecting for oil and gas in the region. The German chancellor says now is the time for dialog.