Angela Merkel

The far right turned this Muslim woman into a ‘monster’ online. That’s despicable.

In the hours after Wednesday’s attack on Parliament, a picture began to circulate on social media. It was shot just after terrorist Khalid Masood ran an SUV through a crowd on Westminster Bridge, killing four.<p>The image showed a man on the ground; frantic bystanders look on. The group happened to …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Germany's Schaeuble wins party endorsement for September election

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, a key figure in Berlin's handling of the euro zone crisis and Greece's bailout programmes, won a ringing endorsement from his conservative party on Saturday to stand in September's federal election.<p>With 95 percent support, 74-year-old Schaeuble secured …

Germany

Merkel and the rise of the right

Criticism from conservatives was barely audible when Chancellor and CDU leader Angela Merkel was enjoying political popularity. Now, it is growing rather loud. Many in the party find Merkel's policies too left-leaning.<p>Schwetzingen may represent a turning point for Germany's Christian Democratic …

Immigration

Merkel tells Abbas, two-state solution only alternative

The two-state scenario of Palestinians living alongside Israel remains the "only sensible alternative," Chancellor Angela Merkel has told Mahmoud Abbas in Berlin. The Palestinian president is also due to visit Brussels.<p>Merkel on Friday indirectly warned Israel on Friday that its expansion of Jewish …

Israel

Germany's Merkel does not expect more EU departures after Brexit

Chancellor Angela Merkel does not fear that more countries will leave the European Union, she told a German newspaper as the bloc's leaders prepare to celebrate 60 years of union on Saturday days before Britain files for divorce.<p>Prime Minister Theresa May will next Wednesday launch a two-year …

Euro

This Week in Trump: Ultimate Closer

<i>Welcome to</i> <b>This Week in Trump</b><i>, Slate’s weekly look at Donald Trump’s presidency. Every week, we’ll catch you up on the events of the past seven days,</i> …

Donald Trump

Support for Merkel's conservatives and SPD tied, German poll shows

BERLIN: Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc and their Social Democrat rivals is even at 32 percent, a survey by pollster …

Germany

Merkel Plays Anti-Terror Card in Bid to Blunt Election Opponents - Bloomberg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel portrayed her political opponents as weak on fighting terror and crime as she campaigned for a state election this …

Germany

EU expansion dreams fade as Britain’s exit looms

European leaders will pledge in Rome on Saturday to “keep the door open” for prospective member states when they mark the 60th anniversary of the …

Europe

President Erdogan's Turkey, not Germany, is guilty of 'Nazi practices'

There was something especially obscene about Turkish president Erdogan’s comparison of Angela Merkel’s Germany with the Nazis. “Nazi practices” were …

Turkey

What’s legitimate — and what’s not — about Trump’s criticisms of Germany

PERHAPS THE best that can be said about the meeting between President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week, and the parallel session of the Group of 20 finance ministers in Germany over the weekend, is that everyone got through them. German-American relations are at a low ebb, in …

Opinion

Reactions To Trump-Merkel Meeting Signal Changes Coming

The first meeting between Trump and Merkel was difficult at best.<p>It paves the way for Germany to cozy up to Russia.<p>Russia has shored up its European …

Russia

Trump did to Merkel what men do to women all the time

Men constantly ignore women – but most of the time no one notices it. Except, that is, when it happens on the world stage<p>A few years ago, my husband and I ran into a mutual acquaintance at a restaurant. This young man – a person who would surely identify as progressive – spent the entirety our …

Gender

Germany's Social Democrats overtake Merkel's conservatives - INSA poll

Germany's centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) gained one percentage point to edge past Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in an opinion poll by the INSA institute to be published Tuesday in the mass-circulation Bild newspaper.<p>The SPD, which has gained around 10 points in opinion polls …

Germany

Erdogan just made a dramatic statement that may mark the end of his relationship with the EU

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has described Europe as "fascist and cruel" and said it resembles the pre-World War Two era amid a row over …

Turkey

Angela Merkel Sure Loves Rummaging Through Her Enormous Handbag

View Slideshow<p>German chancellor Angela Merkel has a constant companion throughout her meetings, speeches, and international trips: a sturdy, …

Europe

Major Merkel Ally Says Erdogan 'Not Welcome' in Germany

Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul on Sunday: "Merkel, now you're applying Nazi methods."

World News

What Trump’s Meeting With Angela Merkel Means for NATO

In his first in-person meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week, President Donald Trump conveyed America’s commitment to the …

NATO

Merkel disputes Trump's tweet saying Germany owes 'vast sums of money' to NATO

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday underlined Germany's rejection of a claim by U.S. President Donald Trump that her country owes NATO large sums for underspending on defense. She also pointed to Germany's history of decades of post-World War II military restraint.<p>Trump tweeted Saturday, a day …

NATO

John Oliver: Donald Trump Treated Angela Merkel Like Drunk Masturbating In Subway Car

<b>UDPATE with video:</b> John Oliver spent the bulk of Sunday night’s <i>Last Week Tonight</i> explaining how President Donald Trump’s “skinny budget” is, as at …

Donald Trump

Merkel tells Turkey's Erdogan to stop Nazi taunts

<b>German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned Turkey's president that comparing German officials to Nazis must stop, "no ifs, no buts".</b><p>Mrs Merkel said if Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues, more campaign events by Turkish politicians may be banned.<p>German authorities have cancelled rallies designed to woo …

Turkey

Sean Spicer explains the reason behind no handshake between Trump and Merkel

On Friday, President Trump met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and, during a side-by-side sit down in the Oval Office, appeared to ignore …

Sean Spicer

Shaking Hands: It's What We Do In Civilized Society

Or civilized society in the West that is. A quick perusal of Wikipedia will tell you that the ritual of the handshake goes back to the times of ancient Greece. The origin of the handshake, after all, is "to illustrate that you come in peace, to show that you bear no weapon in your hand and you want …

Europe

Germany, Japan Push Trade Pact in Merkel Bid to Stymie Trump - Bloomberg

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for a concerted effort to defend free trade, expanding the list of …

Germany

Merkel clear that Erdogan 'Nazi' jibes must stop

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel avoids further escalating the latest diplomatic row with Turkey, some MPs think German ministers should hit back harder. But would equally fiery rhetoric just play into Erdogan's hands?<p>Angela Merkel had a terse response to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's …

Turkey

Trump ‘Buffoon-Like … Has ADD or Something’: Mika Tells Us How She Really Feels

In between guests on <i>Morning Joe</i> Monday, <b>Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough</b> and the <i>Washington Post’s</i> <b>David Ignatius</b> speculated about <b>Donald Trump</b>‘s …

Donald Trump

Merkel’s Ivanka moment

BERLIN — In the end, Angela Merkel couldn’t hide it. Seated next to Ivanka Trump at a White House meeting with business leaders on Friday, the …

European News

Angela Merkel read Playboy interview to prepare for Donald Trump meeting, say German officials

German Chancellor Angela Merkel read a Playboy interview with Donald Trump in preparation for her first official meeting with the President, German …

Immigration

Trump a One-Termer Prez? His Dutch Soulmate Loses Badly

Looks at Dutch election, Trump's foreign visitors and his constant mantra where his success is likely to be limited.

Europe

John Oliver: 'Donald Trump treated Angela Merkel like a drunk masturbating In subway car'

Despite saying Donald Trump wouldn’t feature too heavily throughout this series of <i>Last Week Tonight</i>, John Oliver has spent an awful lot of time …

Comedy