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Car crashes into gate of Merkel's office

Car crashes into gate of Merkel's office

A car with slogans scrawled on its sides crashed into the gate of the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Wednesday and police arrested the driver, a Reuters witness said.

Merkel urges Germans to heed curbs for virus 'turnaround'

Merkel urges Germans to heed curbs for virus 'turnaround'

Chancellor Angela Merkel pleaded with Germans on Monday to comply with new restrictions to achieve a "turnaround" in the fight against the pandemic, and held out hope that families would be able to spend Christmas together.

Merkel wants to close bars, gyms, restaurants to halt virus spread

Merkel wants to close bars, gyms, restaurants to halt virus spread

German Chancellor Angela Merkel wants state premiers on Wednesday to agree to close all restaurants and bars from Nov. 4 in a bid to curb coronavirus infections but keep schools and nurseries open, a draft resolution seen by Reuters showed.

Merkel says no breakthrough in Brexit talks but remains "optimistic"

Merkel says no breakthrough in Brexit talks but remains "optimistic"

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday said she had no breakthrough to announce in EU talks with Britain but remained optimistic that sealing a deal on a new trade relationship after Brexit was still possible before the end of the year.

Merkel pledges 525mn euros to global coronavirus vaccine hunt

Merkel pledges 525mn euros to global coronavirus vaccine hunt

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Germany would contribute 525 million euros ($573.51 million) to a global fund-raising push to search for vaccines and for a treatment for the novel coronavirus.

Merkel faces growing criticism over German virus strategy

Merkel faces growing criticism over German virus strategy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been praised at home and abroad for her reaction to the coronavirus crisis, but as voices of discontent grow louder

Merkel issues stark warning as Germany begins opening up

Merkel issues stark warning as Germany begins opening up

Chancellor Angela Merkel urged discipline in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, warning that Germany is not "out of the woods" even as the country took small steps in easing curbs imposed to slow contagion.

Germany signals more help for struggling businesses, workers

Germany signals more help for struggling businesses, workers

Politicians in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government on Sunday signalled further support for struggling businesses and consumers in the coronavirus crisis, focusing on hotels, restaurants and pay for short-time workers.

May dashes to Berlin and Paris to plot way out of Brexit impasse

May dashes to Berlin and Paris to plot way out of Brexit impasse

Theresa May was flying to Berlin and Paris on Tuesday to seek support for a new Brexit delay while her ministers tried to break the deadlock in London at crisis talks with the Labour Party.

Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel's call to work with Russia

Pence chastises EU, rejects Merkel's call to work with Russia

US Vice President Mike Pence rebuked European powers over Iran and Venezuela on Saturday in a renewed attack on Washington's traditional allies, rejecting a call by Germany's chancellor to include Russia in global cooperation efforts.

Massive data leak targets German officials including Merkel

Massive data leak targets German officials including Merkel

Private data stolen from hundreds of German politicians including Chancellor Angela Merkel have been published online, the government said Friday, in a stunning breach of cyber security.

Migration truce shatters in Germany after mob violence

Migration truce shatters in Germany after mob violence

A tense truce within German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative camp shattered Thursday after her hardline interior minister defended protests marred by neo-Nazi violence and blasted migration as "the mother of all political problems".