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Angela Merkel: Chancellor of Germany
Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as Leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2005 and as Leader of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 2000 to 2018. A member of the Christian Democratic Union, Merkel is the first female chancellor of Germany. Merkel has been variously described as the de facto leader of the European Union and the most powerful woman in the world.

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Brussels must not invent new conditions for EU membership, says Merkel [Video]

Brussels must not invent new conditions for EU membership, says Merkel

The comments came as Merkel was in the Western Balkans meeting heads of government from Albania, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo.

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Letting Balkan countries into EU is in bloc's interests, says Merkel [Video]

Letting Balkan countries into EU is in bloc's interests, says Merkel

After Serbia, Merkel travelled to Albania where she meet the leaders of five other Western Balkan states that are striving for EU membership.

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Germany's ruling coalition trails in polls, two weeks before election [Video]

Germany's ruling coalition trails in polls, two weeks before election

If polls are correct, Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling centre-right bloc is heading for a historic defeat in the county's federal election on September 26

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The environmentalist hoping to succeed Angela Merkel [Video]

The environmentalist hoping to succeed Angela Merkel

Annalena Baerbock, the Green Party candidate for German Chancellor, tells Amanpour “it’s important” Germany gets up to 50,000 more people out of Afghanistan.

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German election polls: Who is leading the race to replace Merkel? [Video]

German election polls: Who is leading the race to replace Merkel?

It's exactly a month until Germany's pivotal election.

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Germany to help Afghans seeking to leave beyond Aug. 31 deadline, says Merkel [Video]

Germany to help Afghans seeking to leave beyond Aug. 31 deadline, says Merkel

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Afghanistan crisis: Merkel says negotiations should continue with Taliban [Video]

Afghanistan crisis: Merkel says negotiations should continue with Taliban

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Merkel, Ukrainian leader discuss peace efforts, gas pipeline [Video]

Merkel, Ukrainian leader discuss peace efforts, gas pipeline

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Angela Merkel urges high-level meeting on eastern Ukraine in 'farewell visit' to Kyiv [Video]

Angela Merkel urges high-level meeting on eastern Ukraine in 'farewell visit' to Kyiv

Angela Merkel said she supported further peace talks on the situation in eastern Ukraine during her "farewell visit" to Kyiv.

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Russia - Germany relations: Merkel, Putin meet despite tensions [Video]

Russia - Germany relations: Merkel, Putin meet despite tensions

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Merkel says Moscow, Berlin should talk despite 'deep differences' [Video]

Merkel says Moscow, Berlin should talk despite 'deep differences'

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Merkel and Putin to meet on anniversary of Navalny's poisoning as relations hit low [Video]

Merkel and Putin to meet on anniversary of Navalny's poisoning as relations hit low

Merkel's visit to Putin comes as the chancellor is nearing the end of her almost 16-year-long leadership of Germany.

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Merkel and Putin to discuss Afghanistan, Navalny poisoning [Video]

Merkel and Putin to discuss Afghanistan, Navalny poisoning

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Afghan pullout is 'biggest NATO debacle': Merkel party chief [Video]

Afghan pullout is 'biggest NATO debacle': Merkel party chief

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Germany: Merkel's replacement tries to save his image [Video]

Germany: Merkel's replacement tries to save his image

Armin Laschet was caught laughing during a visit to a flood-hit area.

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Germany Will No Longer Fund  COVID Tests for Unvaccinated Individuals [Video]

Germany Will No Longer Fund COVID Tests for Unvaccinated Individuals

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced the change on 11th August.

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German election: Political parties kick-off their campaigns ahead of pivotal vote [Video]

German election: Political parties kick-off their campaigns ahead of pivotal vote

The vote on Sunday, September 26 will determine who will take over from Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is stepping down after 16 years in office.

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German officials to discuss COVID-19 testing and flooding aid at summit [Video]

German officials to discuss COVID-19 testing and flooding aid at summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and state officials will meet later today to discuss the future handling of the coronavirus pandemic and aid for areas affected by the devastating floods of mid-July.

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General election campaigns launch in Germany [Video]

General election campaigns launch in Germany

It will soon be time to replace Angela Merkel and her government.

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Merkel promises quick aid as Germans struggle with flood havoc [Video]

Merkel promises quick aid as Germans struggle with flood havoc

German government faces growing questions about how well-prepared authorities were for devastating natural disaster.

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Merkel visits 'surreal' flood zone as death toll rises [Video]

Merkel visits 'surreal' flood zone as death toll rises

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‘It’s terrifying’: Merkel shocked by German flood devastation [Video]

‘It’s terrifying’: Merkel shocked by German flood devastation

The German Chancellor expressed shock after visiting the flood-hit region and promised financial aid in the wake of the disaster.

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