Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician and a former research scientist who has been the leader of the Christian Democratic Union since 2000 and the Chancellor of Germany since 2005.
She is the first woman and the first former citizen of the German Democratic Republic to hold either office.
Having earned a doctorate as a physical chemist, Merkel entered politics in the wake of the Revolutions of 1989, briefly serving as the deputy spokesperson for the first democratically elected East German Government in 1990.
Following the German reunification in 1990, she was elected to the Bundestag for Stralsund-Nordvorpommern-Rügen in the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, a seat she has held ever since.
She was later appointed as the Federal Minister for Women and Youth in 1991 under Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and became the Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety in 1994, serving until 1998.
In a DW interview, the German liberal party head attacked Angela Merkel's refugee policy, claiming that asylum request processing takes too long. Instead, he is campaigning for a "four-door".. Deutsche Welle
Could Germany’s election deliver a surprise? Seeking a fourth term in office, Angela Merkel is widely expected to be returned to power when the country makes its choice on September 24. But a new.. Source: Euronews English -
One of the world's largest video game conventions was opened by one of the world's most powerful leaders, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as Gamescom 2017 got underway in Cologne. Matthew Larotonda.. Source: Rumble -
On Wednesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Donald Trump must be shown appropriate respect as the US president, even if they both differ from policy issues. During Merkel's campaign, she refused.. Source: Wochit Headline News -
Reuters has reported that the leader of Germany's Social Democrats pledged to have U.S. nuclear weapons withdrawn from German territory if, against the odds, he defeats Angela Merkel to become.. Source: Wochit Headline News -
Aug.23 -- After a tense contest in France and an upset in the U.K., German voters may be faced with the biggest decision in a year of key European votes: whether to give Chancellor Angela Merkel a.. Source: Bloomberg Politics -
BERLIN (AP) " German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she understands the support in the United States for the "America first" attitude that got President Donald Trump elected, but that in the end it will.. New Zealand Herald Also reported by •WorldNews •FOXNews.com
BERLIN (AP) " Chancellor Angela Merkel's main challenger in next month's election says he would push for the removal of U.S. nuclear weapons from German soil.The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that.. New Zealand Herald
The German chancellor has said there is no way US President Trump can make America "great" if he ignores the rest of the world. She added that Germany would not automatically follow the US into war.. Deutsche Welle
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday Donald Trump must be shown appropriate respect for holding the office of the U.S. president, even if she may differ with him on policy.. Reuters India Also reported by •Reuters •DNA
A military conflict with North Korea can be avoided, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, adding that Germany could help find a diplomatic solution to Pyongyang's standoff with the United.. DNA Also reported by •Reuters India
Social Democrat Martin Schulz has vowed to remove US nuclear weapons from Germany's soil if he defeats Chancellor Angela Merkel in the upcoming election. Schulz's SPD has 24 percent support, according.. Deutsche Welle
Yesterday, when stocks surged at the market open following Politico's report that Trump is unexpectedly "making strides" on tax reform, we warned that "it can all be wiped away as soon as tonight, when.. Zero Hedge
BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) pledged to have U.S. nuclear weapons withdrawn from German territory if, against the odds, he defeats Angela Merkel to become.. Reuters