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Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel is the current Chancellor of Germany and the head of the political party CDU in Germany. In addition to being the first female German ... More »Angela Merkel is the current Chancellor of Germany and the head of the political party CDU in Germany. In addition to being the first female German Chanchellor, she is also considered by Forbes magazine to be the most powerful woman in the world. [ Wikipedia ]

Twin Shocks Shake Roots of German Power

The National Security Agency, riding roughshod over concepts of privacy and individual freedom treasured by Germans, had collected huge amounts of electronic data from ordinary citizens and had even spied on the chancellor, Angela Merkel. That shocking news — “snooping among friends...

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Putin Chases Off Short Sellers as Stop-in-Crimea Vow Spurs Rally

... ministry’s website that his country has “no intentions or interest in crossing the borders of Ukraine”, while President Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel by phone he’d ordered a partial withdrawal of troops from Ukraine’s eastern border, Merkel’s office said in a statement on March 31...

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Greece Tightens Security Ahead of Merkel's Visit

ATHENS—Greece's capital was bracing for a visit by German Chancellor Angela Merkel later Friday, amid heavy security and with police banning protests in the city center. Despite the clampdown, Ms. Merkel's visit, her second in a year-and-a-half, is being seen as a sign of support ...

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European Union nations see an uptick in economic security at just the right time

The powers that be within the European Union — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Mr. Draghi — would be wise to grant Mr. Valls and Mr. Renzi the fiscal wiggle room they need. It’s one thing to borrow for current consumption, which is what France and Italy have done, in spades, until ...

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Anna Kendrick pokes fun at Pharrell Williams' famous hat on Saturday Night Live

In the news segment Kate McKinnon played German Chancellor Angela Merkel – who appeared desperate to let loose. Brooks Wheelan dropped by the panel to comically warn the viewers about the dangers of getting drunk in the presence of roommates. ‘Drink responsibly or you could end up ...

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EU Energy Commissioner: Europe must help Ukraine to pay for gas

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the EU is taking seriously the President's Russian message Vladimir Putin to 18 of Europe's leaders on supplies of natural gas via the Ukrainian territory, stressing that "the foreign ministers will meet on Monday, and there will be contacts ...

With threats to send Modi's opponents to Pakistan, how different are India's right wing parties from...

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is the leader of an avowedly Christian party, and Shas, the Israeli ultra-orthodox Jewish party, plays a fundamental role in Israel’s politics. Religion is an important part of people’s lives, and, within the context of South Asia, it is entirely ...

Merkel: No one should doubt EU resolve on Russia sanctions

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), delivers a speech during the CDU congress in Berlin April 5, 2014. BERLIN (Reuters) - No one should doubt Europe's willingness to introduce tougher sanctions against Russia if it takes further steps to ...

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Germany Moves Forward on Renewable Energy Plan

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government approved legislation on Tuesday revamping Germany’s sweeping plan to generate more than 40 percent of its energy needs through renewable resources by 2025 by slowing the rapid expansion of solar and wind parks in an effort to hold down ...

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Greece Sees Fragile Signs of Recovery

So are Greece’s euro zone partners, led by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, who was in Athens on Friday. The main channel through which a virtuous cycle could operate is investment, which will create badly needed jobs. As Greek banks find it easier to fund themselves, they will ...

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