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Angela Merkel
Angela Merkel

Born: July 17, 1954 (age 64) in Hamburg

Angela Merkel


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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.

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Germany targeting China in new rules about foreign takeovers, media report says

Germany plans to toughen rules on non-EU share purchases and acquisitions of its strategic companies, a report said on Sunday, amid growing disquiet about takeovers by Chinese firms. Chancellor Angela..
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Germany weighing new government jet after Buenos Aires debacle

It was a vivid illustration of the gap between Germany's foreign policy ambitions and its real means: Chancellor Angela Merkel arriving late, on a scheduled flight, to a crucial summit of world leaders..
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Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker Share Frosty Exchange Ahead of Brexit Summit [Video]Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker Share Frosty Exchange Ahead of Brexit Summit  01:11

British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker shared a tense exchange on December 14, after May’s proposal to put a 12-month limit on the Irish border..

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EU leaders have warned Theresa May the Withdrawal Agreement will not be renegotiated as the Prime Minister arrived in Brussels to appeal to the leaders of the 27 to give her assurances.

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Watch: Theresa May's visit to Angela Merkel didn't start so well [Video]Watch: Theresa May's visit to Angela Merkel didn't start so well  00:48

Watch: Theresa May's visit to Angela Merkel didn't start so well

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EU Leaders Say No More Brexit Negotiations With Less Than Four Months To Go [Video]EU Leaders Say No More Brexit Negotiations With Less Than Four Months To Go  00:42

According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, Germany's Angela Merkel, along with other EU leaders, ruled out continued negotiations on Brexit with under four months remaining until the UK leaves the..

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EU Rules Out Brexit Renegotiation As May Seeks Help From Merkel [Video]EU Rules Out Brexit Renegotiation As May Seeks Help From Merkel  00:38

According to Reuters, Prime Minister Theresa May sought Angela Merkel’s support on Tuesday to save her floundering Brexit deal, but the European Union ruled out renegotiating the divorce treaty. Less..

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British PM Theresa May locked in car as she meets Angela Merkel [Video]British PM Theresa May locked in car as she meets Angela Merkel  00:32

British Prime Minister Theresa May momentarily locked in her car while German Chancellor Angela Merkel awaits to welcome her.

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EU Leaders Wrap Up Year-Long Euro Reform With Face-Saving Package

By Jorge Valero (EurActiv) — EU leaders concluded on Friday (14 December) a year-long discussion to bolster the eurozone by approving extra money to resolve failing banks and additional powers for..
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Brexit: EU pledges to May unlikely to soften critics

brexit: eu pledges to may unlikely to soften critics
Symbol copyright Reuters Symbol caption It was once a difficult diplomatic check for Theresa Might (third R) Led by means of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the opposite 27 leaders spent virtually an..
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Merkel briefly stuns audience with Brexit response

German Chancellor Angela Merkel briefly stunned reporters in Brussels on Friday when she appeared to say that she would work against Britain remaining in the European Union after a possible second..
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Angela Merkel was right about refugee integration, says German business federation chief

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Angela Merkel right on integration as 400,000 refugees are now in work or training, says business leader

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EU wants to use Northern Irish backstop only as last resort: Merkel

The European Union wants to use the so-called Northern Irish backstop only if necessary, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel Holds Presser at Brussels Summit (VIDEO)

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German coalition tries to resolve dispute over abortion law

german coalition tries to resolve dispute over abortion law
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's governing coalition is trying to resolve a long-running dispute over a ban on doctors advertising abortions. Chancellor Angela Merkel's...
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European Army: An Apple Of Discord – OpEd

The initiative of creating a European Army actually is in the air of the European Union.Both French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel declared this month that they support..
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Germany and EU Firm on No New Brexit Renegotiation, as Embattled PM May Survives Confidence Vote

German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted Wednesday there would be no Brexit renegotiation, even as British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a no-confidence vote at home after failing to win..
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No Brexit renegotiation, Angela Merkel tells Bundestag

The German chancellor says that her country continues to seek an "orderly" Brexit but is preparing for harsher eventualities. The topic dominated Merkel's second-ever paralimentary Q&A session.
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Germany: Merkel questions left's backing for French protests

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel is criticizing as "scandalous" a German opposition party's full-throated support for the "yellow vest" protest movement in neighboring France.Merkel's comment..
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