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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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Merkel vows to work at "under pressure" U.S. relationship

Chancellor Angela Merkel, vowing to stay in office despite stresses at home and abroad, said she would work on Germany's "under pressure" relationship with the United States but that Washington could..

Social media platforms must take responsibility for content: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that social media platforms needed to take responsibility for the content on their networks.

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Merkel: not clear if EU will rise to challenge of changing world order [Video]Merkel: not clear if EU will rise to challenge of changing world order

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union is in a process of transformation. She also admitted she needed to work on Germany's relationship with the United States. Rough cut (no reporter..

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Sommer-Pressekonferenz: Merkel zeigt sich selbstkritisch [Video]Sommer-Pressekonferenz: Merkel zeigt sich selbstkritisch

Berlin, 20.07.18: Ob sie in dem ganzen Asylstreit auch mal an Rücktritt gedacht hat - wollte ein Journalist hier wissen von Kanzlerin Merkel - gleich ein fünffaches Nein gabs dafür von ihr. Für sie..


Bundeskabinett fasst wichtige Beschlüsse vor Sommerpause [Video]Bundeskabinett fasst wichtige Beschlüsse vor Sommerpause

Berlin, 18.07.18: Das Bundeskabinett ist zu seiner letzten Sitzung vor der Sommerpause zusammengekommen. Die Regierung hat wichtige Beschlüsse gefasst. So sollen Langzeitarbeitslose staatlich..


German Foreign Minister Claims EU Can No Longer Rely On Washington [Video]German Foreign Minister Claims EU Can No Longer Rely On Washington

According to a report by Reuters, Germany's foreign minister said that the EU could "no longer completely rely on the White House," echoing veiled criticism by Chancellor Angela Merkel's of US..

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Trump's Upset In Europe [Video]Trump's Upset In Europe

President Donald Trump had an interview upon arriving in the UK, which he used to bash Prime Minister Theresa May and immigration. Business Insider reports that Trump's immigration talk is deeply..

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Trump Trump "NATO Is Much Stronger Than It Was 2 Days Ago""

PBS NewsHour was at the NATO Summit asking President Trump if Germany had committed to any concessions relating to defense spending and purchasing energy from Russia. President Trump explains how..

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Europe must spend more wisely by consolidating weapons systems, Merkel says

Europe must work over coming years and decades to harmonize the many different weapons systems its armed forces deploy, both to use military budgets more efficiently and strengthen the continent's..

Transatlantic relations in a rocky patch, but things can improve: Merkel

Transatlantic relations are going through a rocky patch, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday, but she added that it was not the first difficult period they had experienced and she expressed..

Merkel: Not clear if EU will rise to challenge of changing world order

It is not yet clear if Europe will adapt quickly enough to rise to the new challenges it faces in taking more responsibility for solving conflicts in the world of the 21st century, German Chancellor..

Germany's Merkel vows to see out full term in office

German Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Friday to serve a full term in office through to the end of the current legislative period - which ends in 2021 - despite infighting in her ruling coalition..

After migration row, Merkel says politicians should choose words carefully

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the row within her conservative party alliance on migration policy had been necessary but warned that politicians should take care to avoid being excessively..

Merkel says Europe can't rely on U.S. to impose world order

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she was right to say a year ago that Europe could no longer rely on the United States to impose order on the world, and that it needed to take matters close to..

Merkel: Glad Montenegro is part of NATO's mutual defence umbrella

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that NATO's mutual defense doctrine applied to all member states and added that she was pleased Montenegro was part of that.

Merkel welcomes Trump's invitation to Putin to meet in U.S

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's invitation to Russian President Vladimir Putin to meet in Washington this autumn.

Merkel says transatlantic ties with Trump 'crucial for us'

Germany's relationship with the United States is crucial, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday after U.S. President Donald Trump last week accused Berlin of being a "captive" of Russia due to its..

Merkel says neo-Nazi murder case a dark spot in German history

Sentences handed down last week to members of a neo-Nazi gang were justified but the group's killing spree was a very dark spot in German history and the punishments alone will not heal the wounds,..

Merkel's allies told to show Christian values in immigration policy

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies, who are pressing her to toughen up immigration policy, should remember their Christian roots and show a sense of responsibility toward the poor and weak, the..

China Unleashed, Europe Paralyzed: A View From Germany / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG -OpEd- *BERLIN* — Angela Merkel has been chancellor of Germany for nearly 13 years, and she travels to China almost once a year. She has visited vegetable..

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