Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel is being lauded as the world’s most powerful woman again being crowned for the fifth time in six years by Forbes magazine.
It is a return to the top spot after losing her place to Michelle Obama last year.
It puts the German leader ahead of the US secretary of state Hillary Clinton, Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff and the head of the IMF Christine Lagarde. Lady Gaga is in 11th place.
According to Forbes Merkel is seen as the leader of the EU. But her lofty position on the international scene is not reflected at home where she has been taking flak from the opposition, the markets and increasingly her own party.
Merkel’s crowning came as her one-time political mentor Helmut Kohl wrote disparagingly that Germany’s European and foreign policy is erratic and lacking direction.
Merkel dismissed the criticisms saying the comments were aimed at German politics as a whole and not her specifically.
Copyright © 2014 euronewsMore about:
- 1euronews live TV - News | euronews : the latest international news as video on demand
- 2Now is ‘right time’ for Catalonia independence vote, says Mas | euronews, world news
- 3Vatican rocked by another paedophilia scandal | euronews, world news
- 4Two container ships collide on Egypt’s Suez Canal | euronews, no comment
- 5Revealed: Europe’s capital cities where it’s hardest to be a foreigner | euronews, world news
- 6Sweden becomes first European nation to recognise Palestine | euronews, world news
- 7European Union News | euronews: latest breaking news and headlines about European Union
- 8International tv news | euronews: European and International tv news bulletin
- 9How nasheeds became the soundtrack of jihad | euronews, world news
- 10Ebola: Six new suspected cases in Spain | euronews, world news
- 11Learning through “serious games” | euronews, learning world
- 12Iceland volcano ‘pollutes Paris’ | euronews, world news
- 13US says ISIL makes $1 million-a-day selling oil – even to enemies | euronews, world news
- 14All you need to know about the Ebola virus | euronews, world news
- 15Mike Tyson: ‘You learn humbleness when you get older in life’ | euronews, the global conversation
- 16What to expect in “The World of Ice and Fire,” George R.R. Martin’s new book | euronews, world news
- 17International breaking news | euronews online world breaking news in video
- 18Philippe Starck: ‘Words like longevity and legacy have become almost avant-garde’ | euronews, the global conversation
- 19US delivers technical aid to Ukraine but warns over security | euronews, world news
- 20euronews apps : iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8, Nokia S40, Nokia Asha, Smart TV and Google Glass
Wires > News
- 04:20 CET ECB faces test of its own as Europe braces for landmark banking…
- 18:35 CET Areva-Siemens raises claim to $4.4 billion over Finnish reactor…
- 17:14 CET Deutsche Bank lawyer found dead in New York
- 11:02 CET Russian government approves law to clamp down on offshore tax…
- 11:00 CET Greybull Capital buys UK’s Monarch
- 10:31 CET Deutsche Bank lawyer found dead in apparent NY suicide – WSJ
- 09:11 CET Areva-Siemens raises claim to $4.4 billion over Finnish reactor…
- 07:48 CET India’s finance minister favours interest rate cut – paper