Merkel suffers SHOCK defeat again: Germans move away from Mother Merkel in election

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ANGELA MERKEL has suffered fresh humiliation after her Christian Democrats (CDU) were beaten into third place in Sunday’s regional election in the eastern state of Thuringia. Preliminary results had Angela Merkel‘s Christian Democrats (CDU) polling at 21.8 percent, behind the left … Read More

Worries on the horizon for Angela Merkel

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From climate change and trembling spells to a trembling government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces many challenges as she returns to office post-vacation. Chancellor Angela Merkel sat down on Wednesday as she welcomed Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda in Berlin to the tune of military … Read More

Merkel ally calls for Europe to go it alone in the Gulf

Britain has already deployed the destroyer, HMS Duncan, to protect shipping from seizure by Iran – CREDIT: LA(PHOTO) BEN SUTTON/MOD/PA A key ally of Angela Merkel has called for Europe to set up its own naval task force in the … Read More

Angela Merkel’s future in doubt as Germany’s coalition partners hold crisis talks

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KEY POINTS Andrea Nahles, the leader of Germany’s junior coalition partner, the Social Democrats (SPD), announced her resignation on Sunday. The surprise move has sparked concerns that Merkel’s government might collapse over the coming months. “Andrea Nahles has made a … Read More

E.U. Hoped to Put Its House in Order This Year. Not Even Close

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“Remain” supporters outside the Parliament in London on Monday. Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed a vote on Britain’s exit from the European Union.Credit Credit Tolga Akmen/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images BRUSSELS — This was supposed to be the year Europe put … Read More

Germany’s new CDU chief to review liberal Merkel migration policies

BERLIN (Reuters) – The new leader of Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU) outlined plans on Sunday to change the party’s migrant policies before next year’s European election, signaling that she could break with her mentor Angela Merkel’s liberal approach. The conservative … Read More

Analysis The Race to Replace Merkel Begins. A Look at Those Vying to Lead Germany’s Top Party

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Three candidates vying to replace chancellor as leader of the center-right party include a Merkel loyalist and an old foe; all must combat rising challenge of liberal and populist parties to their left and right. German chancellor Angela Merkel waving … Read More

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer wants to be chancellor, but is no ‘mini-Merkel’

No matter who is elected as the German chancellor’s successor on Friday, her eventual departure will leave a void on the world stage. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, with Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer during a meeting in Berlin earlier this month.John MacDougall … Read More

German conservatives back Merkel protege for new CDU leader: poll

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BERLIN (Reuters) – Some 35 percent of members of the two conservative parties in Germany’s ruling coalition favor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a protege of Chancellor Angela Merkel, to replace her as leader of the Christian Democrats (CDU), a poll showed on … Read More

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