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.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will not export arms to Saudi Arabia while the current uncertainty over the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi persists, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday. Credit: Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India •Reuters
Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced the suspension of German arms sales to Saudi Arabia, saying they cannot be undertaken in the current circumstances, a reference to the death of Saudi journalist.. Credit: Zee News - Published Also reported by •Deutsche Welle
European leaders were spotted bonding over beer in Brussels on Wednesday night, October 17, following a day of Brexit talks. Hrvoje Kresic, a journalist with N1, shared an image of the leaders at a bar..
Angela Merkel has said her government will introduce legislation to stop "disproportionate" bans on diesel cars. Merkel was speaking ahead of the state election in Hesse, where her CDU is desperate for.. Credit: Deutsche Welle - Published
Saudi Arabia on Sunday called the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its Istanbul consulate a "huge and grave mistake," but sought to shield its powerful crown prince from the widening crisis,.. Credit: DNA - Published
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, campaigning for her Christian Democrats (CDU) to retain control of the crucial state of Hesse in next Sunday's election, promised legislation to ward.. Credit: Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India
BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that Berlin would not export arms to Saudi Arabia for now in the wake of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's violent death. Credit: Bangkok Post - Published
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul and said explanations so far given of the circumstances of.. Credit: Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters India •Reuters
Germany’s chancellor has demanded “transparency” from Riyadh over the demise of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the EU international coverage leader referred to as it a “stunning violation” of.. Credit: The News Articles - Published
New Zealand condemns the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives and will not be attending an investment summit in Saudi Arabia, the government said in a statement on.. Credit: DNA - Published
Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Saudi Arabia must provide "transparency" regarding the circumstances of Jamal Khashoggi's death. Turkey has pledged that it would "never allow a cover-up" of the.. Credit: Deutsche Welle - Published
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she doesn't accept Saudi Arabia's explanation on the death of government critic Jamal Khashoggi, as European leaders pressed the kingdom to come clean on how he was.. Credit: Newsmax - Published