Angela Merkel http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23535/all en German left hopes to slow Merkel's momentum in key state vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/german-left-hopes-slow-merkels-momentum-key-state-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* State test of voter sentiment 8 months before federal vote</p> <p>* Popular Merkel-ally "Mac" may lose power despite strong<br /> showing</p> <p>* SPD, Greens hope victory will slow Merkel drive for 3rd<br /> term</p> <p>By Noah Barkin</p> <p>BRAUNSCHWEIG, Germany, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A decade and a half<br /> ago, Gerhard Schroeder's resounding victory in a state vote in<br /> Lower Saxony gave his Social Democrats (SPD) the momentum they<br /> needed to seize power in Germany after 16 long years of<br /> conservative rule under Helmut Kohl.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/german-left-hopes-slow-merkels-momentum-key-state-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Alliance '90/The Greens Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Chancellors of Germany Free Democratic Party Gerhard Schröder German federal election Government Helmut Kohl Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Party Politics of Europe Politics of Germany Quotation Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:09:01 +0000 5731333 at http://www.globalpost.com REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>Following are some of the main world news events expected in<br /> the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>TUESDAY, JANUARY 8<br /> ** BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Greek Prime<br /> Minister Antonis Samaras (1030).</p> <p>DAVOS - Launch of World Economic Forum's Global Risks 2013.</p> <p>BRUSSELS - EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy meets with<br /> Slovenia's President Borut Pahor (0800).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/reuters-world-news-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Contents of the United States diplomatic cables leak Government Hamid Karzai Mahmoud Abbas Palestinian nationalism Person Career Politics Protests in Egypt Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Social Issues Technology Turkish general election Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:05:25 +0000 5731568 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Greek PM tells Germany making big efforts to reform http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-greek-pm-tells-germany-making-big-efforts-reform <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Greek people making big sacrifices to overcome crisis,<br /> says PM</p> <p>* Germany's Merkel backs Samaras reforms</p> <p>* Merkel says EU must agree more reforms by June summit</p> <p>BERLIN, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Greece is making enormous efforts<br /> to get its economy back on track despite the pain this involves<br /> for its citizens, its prime minister Antonis Samaras said on<br /> Tuesday on a visit to Germany, chief champion of austerity in<br /> Europe.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/update-1-greek-pm-tells-germany-making-big-efforts-reform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Antonis Samaras Austerity Europe Eurozone Government Greece International relations Person Career Person Communication Person Party Quotation Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 14:15:11 +0000 5731600 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel says defeat in state election "hurts" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/blank-headline-received-4 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Jan 21 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed regret on Monday over her party's narrow loss in a state election in Lower Saxony that pushed her popular protege David McAllister from office.</p> <p>"I'm not going to pretend, after all the feelings generated by this election, defeat hurts even more," Merkel said at a news conference in Berlin. "We are all sad today. Sad that it didn't work."</p> Angela Merkel Chancellors of Germany Europe Government Thomson Reuters Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:15:52 +0000 5737187 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany, France paper over euro cracks in show of unity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/germany-france-paper-over-euro-cracks-show-unity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Berlin festivities to mark 50 years since Elysee Treaty</p> <p>* Joint cabinet meeting and parliamentary session to be held</p> <p>* Domestic issues distract Merkel, Hollande from Europe</p> <p>* Differences over closer euro integration unresolved</p> <p>By Noah Barkin</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130121/germany-france-paper-over-euro-cracks-show-unity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Business Europe Government Thomson Reuters Tue, 22 Jan 2013 00:15:32 +0000 5737510 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel urges greater efforts towards EU-US trade pact http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/merkel-urges-greater-efforts-towards-eu-us-trade-pact <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Friday for stepped-up efforts towards a transatlantic trade pact as she welcomed US Vice President Joe Biden for talks in Berlin.</p> <p>Speaking ahead of the meeting, Merkel said: "Personally, I would like us to move forward in the EU-US free trade negotiations."</p> <p>She added there were "positive signs" in that President Barack Obama has put the issue on the agenda for his second term in office.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/merkel-urges-greater-efforts-towards-eu-us-trade-pact" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Government Joe Biden AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 15:45:50 +0000 5743171 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Merkel unsure of EU budget deal, positions 'quite far apart' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/urgent-merkel-unsure-eu-budget-deal-positions-quite-far-apart <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she was not sure that EU leaders will be able to reach a deal on the bloc's contentious 2014-20 budget.</p> <p>"We can not say yet if there will be an agreement ... the positions are still quite far from each other," Merkel said as she went into a summit meeting dominated by differences over the budget, with Germany among those seeking cuts to spending.</p> <p>jdo/bmm/arp</p> Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Business Chancellors of Germany Government AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:16:35 +0000 5748902 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel unsure of EU budget deal, positions 'quite far apart' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/merkel-unsure-eu-budget-deal-positions-quite-far-apart <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she was not sure that EU leaders will be able to reach a deal on the bloc's contentious 2014-20 budget.</p> <p>"We can not say yet if there will be an agreement ... the positions are still quite far from each other," Merkel said as she went into a summit dominated by differences over the budget, with Germany among those seeking cuts to spending.</p> <p>The chancellor said she would try everything to get a deal that would to allow the 27-nation bloc to move ahead at a time of economic difficulty.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130207/merkel-unsure-eu-budget-deal-positions-quite-far-apart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Business Government AFP Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:30:55 +0000 5748908 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Close Merkel ally resigns in plagiarism scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130209/urgent-close-merkel-ally-resigns-plagiarism-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a major political blow less than eight months before elections when her education minister, a close ally, resigned on Saturday over plagiarism allegations.</p> <p>Merkel said she had accepted the resignation of Annette Schavan "with a heavy heart" after her former university stripped her of her doctorate, saying she had plagiarised parts of her thesis "Person and Conscience" 33 years ago.</p> <p>ric/lc</p> Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Government AFP Sat, 09 Feb 2013 14:00:58 +0000 5750977 at http://www.globalpost.com Ally's resignation spares German chancellor drawn-out scandal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/allys-resignation-spares-german-chancellor-drawn-out-scandal <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Quick exit means affair likely to blow over quickly</p> <p>* Scandal threatened to hurt Merkel's popularity</p> <p>By Annika Breidthardt</p> <p>BERLIN, Feb 10 (Reuters) - German Education Minister Annette Schavan has done her friend Angela Merkel a good turn by quitting, sparing the chancellor months of distraction in an election year that has already got off to a bad start.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/allys-resignation-spares-german-chancellor-drawn-out-scandal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Annette Schavan Government Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 20:15:35 +0000 5752038 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel says has utmost respect for pope's decision http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/blank-headline-received-8 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that she fully respected German-born Pope Benedict's decision to resign because of his frailty.</p> <p>"If the pope himself, after thorough reflection, has come to the conclusion that he doesn't have the strength anymore to carry out his duties, then this has my utmost respect," Merkel said in a brief statement at the Chancellery in Berlin. "He had to make a difficult decision." (Reporting by Noah Barkin)</p> Angela Merkel Government Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:30:17 +0000 5752646 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Merkel says has 'greatest respect' for pope's decision http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/urgent-merkel-says-has-greatest-respect-popes-decision <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she had the "greatest respect" for the German-born pope's "difficult" decision to step down due to his advanced age.</p> <p>"He is and remains one of the most significant religious thinkers of our time," said Merkel, paying tribute to the pope.</p> <p>ric/kjm/txw</p> Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Chancellors of Germany Government AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:30:49 +0000 5752655 at http://www.globalpost.com REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK FROM FEB 19 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/reuters-world-news-outlook-feb-19 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following are some of the main world news events expected in the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19</p> <p>ATHENS - French President Francois Hollande to meet Greek President Karolos Papoulias and Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.</p> <p>MOSCOW - The Arab Cooperation Forum. Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby and Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari to attend.</p> <p>MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin meets Jordan's King Abdullah.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130219/reuters-world-news-outlook-feb-19" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Government Prime minister Thomson Reuters Tue, 19 Feb 2013 07:00:04 +0000 5759591 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel to visit Turkey with business delegation http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/merkel-visit-turkey-business-delegation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Chancellor Angela Merkel will embark on a two-day visit to Turkey starting Sunday, her spokesman said, taking with her a delegation of German business chiefs and visiting German troops.</p> <p>On February 24, Merkel will visit German military stationed in the southeastern city of Kahramanmaras, Steffen Seibert told a regular government briefing here.</p> <p>The German soldiers are operating Patriot missiles as part of a NATO mission to protect the Turkish border from any spillover of the conflict in neighbouring Syria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130219/merkel-visit-turkey-business-delegation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Erdoğan Government AFP Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:01:49 +0000 5760268 at http://www.globalpost.com Merkel urges European Parliament to ok budget http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/merkel-urges-european-parliament-ok-budget <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the European Parliament Thursday to give its green light to a hard-fought seven-year EU budget, amid concerns the reduced pot does too little to boost jobs and growth.</p> <p>Briefing the Bundestag lower house of parliament on the results of the last EU summit earlier this month, Merkel said the deal struck on the 2014-2020 budget "could not be praised highly enough".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/merkel-urges-european-parliament-ok-budget" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel Angela Merkel Business European Union Government AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:15:43 +0000 5761907 at http://www.globalpost.com