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Wings of change favour Germany's Social Democrats

Martin Schulz, the party's candidate to be chancellor, is riding high in the polls, giving the SPD its best showing in a decade.

Martin Schulz, the party's candidate to be chancellor, is riding high in the polls, giving the SPD its best showing in a decade.

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German economy and budget surplus soar, but Merkel shuns new debt

Germany's economy grew 1.9 percent last year boosting the budget surplus hugely, but Chancellor Merkel says the country won't take on any new debt.

Germany's economy grew 1.9 percent last year boosting the budget surplus hugely, but Chancellor Merkel says the country won't take on any new debt.

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Merkel gets party backing to fight Germany's election

Germany's centre-right political parties have agreed to nominate Angela Merkel as their candidate to run for chancellor in the country's election in September.

Germany's centre-right political parties have agreed to nominate Angela Merkel as their candidate to run for chancellor in the country's election in September.

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Eritrean president describes Hollande and Merkel as 'mentally disturbed'

He specifically took jibes at French President Francois Hollande and his German counterpart, Angela Merkel. Afwerki described both leaders as being mentally disturbed and that they were among those wh

He specifically took jibes at French President Francois Hollande and his German counterpart, Angela Merkel. Afwerki described both leaders as being mentally disturbed and that they were among those wh

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It's good to talk: Trump phones world leaders

A day after he was visited by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, US President Donald Trump has spent the day in the Oval Office taking congratulatory calls from other world leaders.

A day after he was visited by UK Prime Minister Theresa May, US President Donald Trump has spent the day in the Oval Office taking congratulatory calls from other world leaders.

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Hollande and Merkel call for EU unity over Trump and Brexit

The French and German leaders have met in Berlin as May and Trump prepared to meet in the US, and ahead of an EU summit in Malta next week.

The French and German leaders have met in Berlin as May and Trump prepared to meet in the US, and ahead of an EU summit in Malta next week.

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SPD nominates Schulz to take on Merkel for German Chancellor

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) have nominated Martin Schulz as their candidate to run against Angela Merkel to become chancellor, following Sigmar Gabriel’s decision to stand…

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) have nominated Martin Schulz as their candidate to run against Angela Merkel to become chancellor, following Sigmar Gabriel’s decision to stand…

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Trump blasts, Europe bites back

The US President-elect's comments about NATO, Ukraine and the EU among others are ruffling feathers on the continent as leaders and diplomats respond.

The US President-elect's comments about NATO, Ukraine and the EU among others are ruffling feathers on the continent as leaders and diplomats respond.

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Donald Trump on refugees, Nato, Merkel and Brexit

“Brexit is going to be a great thing”, Germany’s Angela Merkel is Europe’s most important leader and the lifting of sanctions against Russia could happen.

“Brexit is going to be a great thing”, Germany’s Angela Merkel is Europe’s most important leader and the lifting of sanctions against Russia could happen.

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Merkel says Germany is 'stronger than terrorism'

With Germany still reeling from the deadly Berlin truck attack, Angela Merkel has used her annual New Year’s message to insist the country and its democratic values are ‘stronger than…

With Germany still reeling from the deadly Berlin truck attack, Angela Merkel has used her annual New Year’s message to insist the country and its democratic values are ‘stronger than…

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Berlin attack: Merkel wants more failed asylum seekers expelled

Chancellor Angela Merkel says she has told Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi in a phone call that Germany wants to speed up the deportation of failed asylum seekers and increase the number of thos

Chancellor Angela Merkel says she has told Tunisia’s President Beji Caid Essebsi in a phone call that Germany wants to speed up the deportation of failed asylum seekers and increase the number of thos

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Europe pays tribute to those killed in the Berlin Christmas market attack

A sombre-looking Angela Merkel joined the Mayor of Berlin, and Germany’s foreign and interior ministers at the scene of the deadly truck attack on the Christmas market in the…

A sombre-looking Angela Merkel joined the Mayor of Berlin, and Germany’s foreign and interior ministers at the scene of the deadly truck attack on the Christmas market in the…

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Merkel is 'problematic' - EU politicians react to fourth Chancellor bid

Candidate for a fourth term, German Chancellor Angela Merkel could confirm her status as the most influential leader of the European Union again next year.

Candidate for a fourth term, German Chancellor Angela Merkel could confirm her status as the most influential leader of the European Union again next year.

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Germany: with or without Merkel

Angela Merkel's decision to seek a fourth term as Chancellor has been met with little enthusiasm in Germany. Her image as a liberal anchor in stormy political times is both a blessing and a curse for

Angela Merkel's decision to seek a fourth term as Chancellor has been met with little enthusiasm in Germany. Her image as a liberal anchor in stormy political times is both a blessing and a curse for

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Obama ends his last official visit to Europe

After meeting with Angela Merkel and other European leaders in Berlin, Barack Obama ended his last visit to Europe as US President.

After meeting with Angela Merkel and other European leaders in Berlin, Barack Obama ended his last visit to Europe as US President.