Angela Merkel: News

Angela Dorothea Kasner more suitably known as Angela Merkel was born in 1954, in West Germany. She is labelled as the fortress of liberal power in the western society. She is by far the most powerful women in the world and has been in office since 2005, when she became the first female chancellor of Germany.

31 Mar 2021


Germany halts AstraZeneca vaccine use for under-60s over clot fears

Germany will allow general use of the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine only for people aged above 60 years, imposing restrictions on younger people taking the jab after several severe cases of blood clots were reported, the German government said on Tuesday.

29 Mar 2020


German minister commits suicide; was worried about #Coronavirus crisis: Reports

Thomas Schaefer, the Finance Minister of the German state of Hesse, which includes Frankfurt, has been found dead on Saturday.

01 Nov 2019

Narendra Modi

Angela Merkel arrives in India, meets PM at Rashtrapati Bhavan

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in New Delhi on Thursday night for a two-day visit, and on Friday morning she was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

06 Mar 2019


#BJPOfficialWebsite down for second day; not hacked, claims party

The Bharatiya Janata Party's official website remained under "maintenance" for the second day on Wednesday after it was allegedly hacked, according to reports.

16 Jan 2019


German company releases new coin featuring poop. But why?

The world is no stranger to the Germans' love for currywurst.

05 Jan 2019


Hundreds of German politicians, including Angela Merkel, targeted in cyber-attack

A massive cyber attack has rocked Germany, and the personal details of hundreds of politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have been leaked online.

29 Oct 2018


Angela Merkel to reportedly step down as CDU party chief

After 18 long years at the helm, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly announced that she will step down as the leader of the centre-right Christian Democrat Union (CDU).

24 Oct 2018

South Korea

Prime Minister Narendra Modi honored with Seoul Peace Prize

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his contribution to international cooperation and fostering global economic growth.

03 Oct 2018


Germany to ease immigration rules to tackle worker shortage

Worker-starved Germany will ease immigration rules to attract foreign job seekers, including giving well-integrated irregular migrants, in employment, a shot at staying, ministers said yesterday.

21 Apr 2018

Narendra Modi

PM Modi meets German Chancellor Merkel; discusses bilateral, global issues

Following his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, PM Narendra Modi tweeted it was a "wonderful meeting" where multiple aspects related to bilateral cooperation and global issues were discussed.

07 Apr 2018


Germany: Van drives into pedestrians, killing 3, injuring 20

A delivery van crashed into pedestrians in Germany's Muenster on Saturday, killing three and injuring 20 people.

12 Jan 2018


Gallup International Survey: Modi ranked 3rd; ahead of Trump, Putin

PM Modi adds another feather to his cap. Gallup International's annual survey "Opinion of Global Leaders" has put him at number three among world leaders.

21 Nov 2017


Germany faces unprecedented political crisis as Merkel's coalition talks fail

Germany is facing an unprecedented political crisis as Chancellor Angela Merkel's party has failed to secure a coalition government in the Bundestag (lower house) following elections in September.

02 Nov 2017


Forbes names Chanda Kochhar the most powerful woman in India

At number 32 on Forbes 2017 list of the world's 100 most powerful women, ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar has been named the most influential woman in India.

25 Sep 2017


German elections 2017 : Angela Merkel wins despite declining popularity

Chancellor Angela Merkel emerged the winner in the 2017 German Federal elections in her fourth successive victory.

05 Sep 2017


Germany doubles funds to fight car pollution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaking alongside VC Sigmar Gabriel announced that the funding to help federal states and towns to combat vehicular pollution will be doubled to reach $1.2 billion.

US urges "strongest possible measures" against North Korea at UN

North Korea's recent Hydrogen-bomb test sent tremors of fear and insecurity rippling through the world.

07 Jul 2017


G20 protests turn violent, 76 policemen injured in clashes

76 policemen were injured in clashes with protesters, who were participating in the "Welcome to Hell" march in Hamburg, against the G20 summit.

30 Jun 2017


Germany passes landmark law to legalize gay marriage

Germany has joined the league of over 20 nations that have legalized gay marriages. German lawmakers voted by a large margin, 393-226, to pass the landmark law.

30 May 2017


Modi has "very good interaction" with Merkel during Germany visit

PM Narendra Modi tweeted that he had a "very good interaction" with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday, May 29, near Berlin.

29 May 2017

Donald Trump

Europe should create its own destiny: Merkel after Trump's visit

Referring to her experiences on meeting with US President Trump last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged European nations to take their fate into their own hands.

15 May 2017


Merkel wins key state election, paves way for national polls

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) won a key state election on May 14, according to exit polls.

28 Apr 2017


Germany bans full-face veils at work for civil servants, soldiers

Germany's Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, will soon draft a law to ban full-face veils or hijabs at work for civil servants, soldiers and judges.

Germany: Merkel's Christian Democrats wins Saarland bellwether

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats party (CDU) won the state election in Saarland bellwether with a comfortable margin over their opponents.

19 Mar 2017


Standing Angry with Erdogan: Turkish citizens retaliate

The diplomatic tensions continue to escalate amongst Europe and Turkey, following the expulsion of its ministers.

03 Jan 2017


Islamist terror is Germany's greatest threat: Merkel

In her new year's message, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed upon the fact that Islamist terror remained the greatest threat to Germany; calling the Berlin truck attack "sickening", she said 2016 had been a year of "severe tests".