Angela Merkel

Merkel ally backs away from cap on refugees entering Germany

BERLIN (AP) — A key ally of Angela Merkel appeared to back away from his long-standing call for a cap on refugees — a major point of friction with …

Germany

Big issues are being ignored in Germany’s ‘sleep campaign’

Germany’s most shocking event of the last year was undoubtedly the terrorist attack on the Berlin Christmas market in which 12 people were killed and …

Refugees

Merkel attacks Turkey's 'misuse' of Interpol warrants

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized Turkey's use of an Interpol arrest warrant to detain a German writer in Spain, telling an election town hall event on Sunday that this amounted to abuse of the international police agency.<p>Dogan Akhanli was stopped in Spain on Saturday …

Turkey

Angela Merkel's CDU leads pre-election polls, but issues could favor SPD

There's a slight disconnect between what German voters say is important and who they say they'll vote for. But can the Social Democrats exploit it to …

World News

Writer’s arrest adds to acrimony between Germany and Turkey

Relations between Ankara and Berlin hit a new low following the arrest of a Turkish-born German writer in Spain and fury among German politicians …

Turkey

Merkel Pledges to Serve Full Term If Re-Elected

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged to serve a full term if re-elected next month and said she was “angry” over the auto industry’s diesel …

Business

Germany urges Spain not to extradite Erdoğan critic to Turkey

Doğan Akhanlı is being held in Spain on a Turkish warrant, but the charges remain unclear<p>Germany’s foreign minister has urged Spain not to extradite a German writer to Turkey after he was arrested on a Turkish warrant.<p>Sigmar Gabriel called his Spanish counterpart over the arrest of Doğan Akhanlı …

Turkey

‘Know your limits,’ Erdoğan tells German FM

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Aug. 19 slammed German Foreign Minister Sigmar Garbiel over his remarks suggesting that Ankara was intervening in …

Turkey

Germany hopes to integrate over 1 million migrants better than it did with Turkish immigrants in the 60s

GESCHER, Germany (Reuters) - As Germany struggles to absorb more than a million migrants from the Middle East and Africa, the government is hoping to avoid the mistakes it made half a century ago when it brought in a generation of guest workers from Turkey.<p>In the 1960s, hundreds of thousands of …

Military

Turkey hits back at Germany over election 'interference' criticism

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Germany's foreign minister to "know your limits" amid a spat over Germany's upcoming election. …

Turkey

Why Merkel hates Turkey

The deep-running problems in Turkey's relations with Germany have been visible for some time. For months, Turkish and German officials had been …

Turkey

Erdogan tells German Turks not to vote for Angela Merkel

Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has urged Turkish voters living in Germany not to back the country's three main political parties in next …

Turkey

Erdogan calls on Germany's Turks to vote against 'enemy' Merkel

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Friday said German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats were enemies of Turkey and called on Turks in …

Turkey

Erdogan launches attack on German parties ahead of election

Turkyey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan launched an extraordinary attack on Germany’s main political parties on Friday, describing them as “enemies …

Turkey

Erdogan tells Turks in Germany to vote against Merkel and allies

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrat Party and its allies were enemies of Turkey, and told Turkish voters in Germany not to vote for them in next month's election.<p>"I am calling on all my countrymen in …

Turkey

Turkey's Erdogan says German leaders are enemies

<b>Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called Germany's ruling politicians "enemies of Turkey" who deserve to be rejected by German-Turkish voters.</b><p>Germany will hold a general election on 24 September, and about one million ethnic Turks living in Germany can vote. A majority of them backed Mr …

Turkey

Erdoğan: Don’t vote for Merkel or Schulz

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on Turks in Germany to support political parties “not hostile to Turkey” in the upcoming election, …

Turkey

‘It won’t defeat us’: Merkel condemns Barcelona terror attack

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expressing her sympathy with Spain over the attacks in Barcelona, and says such violence cannot be allowed to …

Terrorism

Angela Merkel’s most daunting opponent is complacency

Though the German chancellor is set to win, she faces the prospect of coalition building and a need to address a raft of national concerns<p>You would hardly know this is general election year in Germany. I have travelled to Europe’s most important country three times this year, and each time to a …

Opinion

Merkel Curbs German Campaign to Honor Barcelona Attack Victims

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany’s biggest parties agreed to turn off music and observe moments of silence at election rallies through Saturday …

Business

Merkel matters less than her next coalition allies

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - Winning brings its own problems. Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to land a fourth term in German elections on Sept. 24 yet may be forced to govern with a small majority in partnership with the Free Democrats (FDP). That would be bad news for Germany and the …

Germany

Balance of Power: Barcelona's Impact Stretches Far Beyond Spain

Nice, Berlin, London, Stockholm, and now Barcelona.<p>It reads like a list of top European tourist destinations rather than the scene of terrorist …

Business

Will Immigration Derail Merkel’s Reelection?

Bloomberg’s Matt Miller discusses coming elections in Germany and the popularity of Angela Merkel. He speaks with Francine Lacqua on "Bloomberg …

Business

Schulz blasts Merkel for failing to condemn Trump

Martin Schulz, the leader of the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD), accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of failing to take a strong stance …

European News

What We Learned on the German Campaign Trail: Week One

Chancellor Angela Merkel, still well ahead of her Social Democratic rival Martin Schulz in the polls, held rallies across Germany this week at the …

Business

Row erupts after Erdogan tells Turks to vote against Germany’s major parties led by Merkel

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged ethnic Turks in Germany on Friday to reject its main parties in upcoming elections, prompting a sharp …

Germany

German election campaign slows after Spanish attacks

German political parties have agreed to reduce election campaigning for a two-day period in the wake of Thursday’s terror attacks in Spain, …

European News

Merkel Confronts Loud Right-Wing Protests in Saxon Town

Chancellor Angela Merkel faced down a group of shouting and whistling right-wing protesters in a town in eastern Germany, sticking to her stump …

Germany

Merkel, called "traitor", defends refugee stance in rowdy east Germany

* Decision Europe: Full election coverage cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?navid=72745<p>* Graphic on election http://tmsnrt.rs/2fv8Yqv<p>By Noah …

Germany

Angela Merkel: Barcelona terrorists demonstrated 'contempt for humanity'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has issued a message of defiance after Thursday's terrorist attacks in and around Barcelona, which killed 14 people …

Terrorism