Twitter’s decision to impose a permanent ban on US President Donald Trump’s account has sparked some consternation in Europe, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel calling it “problematic”.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking drastic new curbs, including fresh shutdowns hitting leisure, sports and the food and drink sectors, as she holds crisis talks Wednesday with Germany’s regional leaders to halt surging coronavirus infections and save the Christmas holiday season.
Reeling from polls predicting defeat in November’s election, President Donald Trump struck a newly serious tone on the coronavirus crisis Tuesday, acknowledging that a disease he has frequently played down would “get worse.”
On July 21, 1960 in Sri Lanka, Sirima Bandaranaike became the world’s first democratically elected female head of government.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she is “absolutely not” planning to stand for reelection to a fifth term despite her overwhelming popularity.
Germany takes its first steps back towards normality on Monday, with smaller shops in some regions opening up for the first time in a month after politicians declared the coronavirus “under control”.
Nearly 60 percent of Germans feel that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bouts of uncontrolled shaking are a personal matter, according to a survey published on Saturday.
The biggest German daily Bild claimed Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party was practising “censorship” regarding the repeated shaking spells she has suffered for almost a month.
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday called for a “strong Europe-China partnership” following talks with visiting President Xi Jinping, as he seeks to forge a unified European approach to Beijing’s growing global clout.
The United States on Monday warned Germany about future “information sharing” if it uses “untrusted vendors” in its 5G telecom infrastructure amid debate over whether Chinese IT giant Huawei is an espionage risk.
German authorities on Tuesday said a 20-year-old hacker had confessed to stealing and leaking private data from hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, because he was “annoyed” by some of their public statements.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said Germany must “stand fast, argue, and fight for our own convictions” and assume greater responsibilities at a time when multilateralism is coming under intense pressure.
Qatar’s emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani said in Berlin Friday his country would invest some 10 billion euros ($11.6 billion) in Germany, as he battles a policy of isolation by neighbouring states.
Germany’s emboldened far right has seized on a number of high-profile crimes allegedly committed by migrants to excoriate Chancellor Angela Merkel’s liberal border policy.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s spokesman shared the shock of a nation over Germany’s stunning World Cup exit Wednesday, tweeting “How sad!” after the defending champions’ 2-0 defeat against South Korea.
Chancellor Angela Merkel touted Germany as a country “in which we live well and happily” during her re-election campaign. But those words ring hollow to the one in five children living in poverty in Europe’s top economy, with little prospect of climbing the social ladder.
Conservatives in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling coalition were in an uproarSaturday after one of her key allies floated the idea of a Muslim holiday in Germany.
Chancellor Angela Merkel clinched a fourth term in Germany’s election Sunday, but her victory was clouded by the entry into parliament of the hard-right AfD in the best showing for a nationalist force since World War II.
Singapore is looking to join a team of nations trying to curb the spread of false information across social media through new legislation.