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Tag: Angela Merkel

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First US Senator Tests Positive For COVID-19, German Chancellor Quarantined

Washington/Berlin: Coronavirus Penetrates US Senate as US Senator Rand Paul, Republican from the state of Kentucky becomes the first member of the upper chamber of Congress to be infected by coronavirus. He confirmed on Sunday that he tested positive for the virus. “Senator Rand Paul has tested positive for COVID-19. He is feeling fine and […]

FM Nirmala Sitharaman Among World's 100 Most Powerful Women: Forbes

New York: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is among the Forbes’ ranking of 100 most powerful women in the world, a list topped by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the ninth consecutive year. Other Indians in the list include HCL Corporation CEO and Executive Director Roshni Nadar Malhotra and Biocon Founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. The Forbes 2019 […]

PM Modi holds series of bilateral meetings on sidelines of UNGA in NY

New York: Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a series of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) session here on Monday, including with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad. The prime minister arrived here on Sunday night to participate in […]

Voting begins for key German federal elections

Berlin: Voting began on Sunday for Germany’s federal elections, with Chancellor Angela Merkel tipped to retain power even after 12 years in office, the media reported. Merkel is seeking a fourth term in office and to keep her Christian Democrat Party’s (CDU) status as the largest presence in the Bundestag or the German national parliament, […]

Merkel likely to win, predict pre-poll surveys

Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to win a fourth term as Germany goes to federal election on Sunday, according to various pre-poll surveys. Merkel, already Chancellor for 12 years, had run a low-key campaign emphasising the country’s falling unemployment, strong economic growth, balanced budget and overall stability in a volatile world. Pre-election surveys have […]

Merkel rejects Schulz demand for second TV duel

Berlin: Incumbent German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday rejected a proposal by Martin Schulz to hold another TV debate between herself and Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader before national elections next week. “Everything on this subject has already been said,” Xinhua cited a statement from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party headquarters as saying. Merkel […]

Europe can't rely on US, says Merkel

Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her experience at international summits featuring US President Donald Trump showed her Europe cannot “completely” rely on Washington and other longstanding allies, the media reported. “The times when we could completely rely on others are, to an extent, over,” Merkel said on Sunday at a campaign event in Munich. […]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Germany moves to crack down on fake news

Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Christian Democratic Union party are drafting a concrete plan to combat fake news in the country and the potential effect it could have for the upcoming general elections in September. Simon Hegelich, professor of political science at the Technical University of Munich and who was asked by Merkel […]

Putin, Merkel call for dialogue to solve Ukraine crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin and visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated that the crisis of Ukraine should only be solved through political dialogue