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Angela Merkel: Chancellor of Germany
Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician who has been 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 widely described as the de facto leader of the European Union and the most powerful woman in the world.

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says both sides need to compromise on Brexit [Video]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says both sides need to compromise on Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says both sides need to compromise on Brexit.Her comments come as Prime Minister Boris Johnson is due to set out whethertrade talks with the European Union should..

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Kangana Ranaut’s birthday wish to PM Modi, says ‘lucky to have you as PM’ [Video]

Kangana Ranaut’s birthday wish to PM Modi, says ‘lucky to have you as PM’

Prime Minister Modi has turned 70 today and several bollywood stars have sent across their wishes through social media. Actor Kangana Ranaut posted a video on Twitter lauding the Prime Minister. She..

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Bollywood wishes PM Modi: Lucky to have you as PM, says Kangana Ranaut [Video]

Bollywood wishes PM Modi: Lucky to have you as PM, says Kangana Ranaut

Prime Minister Modi has turned 70 today and several bollywood stars have sent across their wishes through social media. Actor Kangana Ranaut posted a video on Twitter lauding the Prime Minister. She..

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Migrants protest in Lesbos for second day [Video]

Migrants protest in Lesbos for second day

Migrants on the island of Lesbos protested for a second day on Saturday over conditions after being left homeless from a fire that burned down their camp. Francis Maguire reports.

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Navalny: 'It was an attempt to silence him,' says Merkel as Germany confirms Novichok poisoning [Video]

Navalny: 'It was an attempt to silence him,' says Merkel as Germany confirms Novichok poisoning

The German Chancellor calls on Russia to 'explain itself' after the Berlin government confirms Alexei Navalny was poisoned using chemical nerve agent Novichok.View on euronews

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Merkel: Russian poisoning of Navalny is attempted murder [Video]

Merkel: Russian poisoning of Navalny is attempted murder

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, called for answers from Russia after hegovernernment said that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisonedwith a novichok nerve agent. Navalny was..

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Angela Merkel confirms 'personal visit' to Navalny in hospital after novichok poisoning

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Putin, Johnson, Merkel, other world leaders greet PM Modi on his 70th birthday

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Angela Merkel wishes PM Modi on 70th birthday; vows to strengthen bilateral ties

“Please accept my warmest congratulations on the occasion of your 70th birthday. I am happy to take this opportunity to thank you for our trustful and constructive cooperation,” Merkel said in her..
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Party disputes thwart Merkel’s hopes of an orderly succession

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Reality Check: Is Trump a Stooge of Putin?

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Merkel Scrapping Nord Stream Would Unravel German Gas Strategy

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Zelensky, Merkel discuss conflict resolution in East Ukraine

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How Russian nerve agent Novichok can be detected after poisoning

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WHO chief calls for investment in public health, lauds Germany’s commitment

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After Tough Greek Stance, Turkey Blinks in East Mediterranean

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German Foreign Ministry hires Islamist who defends Israel’s destruction

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EU recovery summit could end with no deal, says Merkel

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