Angela Merkel

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.

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

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.

Macron, lambasted for criticizing radical Islam, finds support in India

29 Oct 2020

Macron, lambasted for criticizing radical Islam, finds support in India

France's President Emmanuel Macron, who is facing the heat from Muslim nations for his views against radical Islam, got support from India on Wednesday, a move that shows the amicable ties between both the nations.

Pounded by coronavirus pandemic, Europe's largest brothel files for bankruptcy

04 Sep 2020

Pounded by coronavirus pandemic, Europe's largest brothel files for bankruptcy

Europe's largest brothel has become the latest victim of COVID-19, the disease which has shattered economies, killed thousands and sickened millions.

Trump postpones G7 Summit until September; invites India, Russia, others

31 May 2020

Trump postpones G7 Summit until September; invites India, Russia, others

United States President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he will be postponing the upcoming Group of Seven (G7) Summit. The US holds the presidency of the G7 this year.

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

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.

Trump, Modi, and Conte: How are world leaders tackling coronavirus

25 Mar 2020

Trump, Modi, and Conte: How are world leaders tackling coronavirus

The world will be categorized into the pre-coronavirus phase and the one after that.

Here's what you need to know about WEF summit 2020

20 Jan 2020

Here's what you need to know about WEF summit 2020

On Tuesday, the world's top political leaders, academicians, business persons and others, will assemble in Davos, Switzerland for the 50th World Economic Forum.

Angela Merkel arrives in India, meets PM at Rashtrapati Bhavan

01 Nov 2019

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.

G20 summit: Trump, Modi to meet in Japan, discuss issues

25 Jun 2019

G20 summit: Trump, Modi to meet in Japan, discuss issues

President of United States, Donald Trump is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of G20 Summit which will be held in Japan's Osaka on June 28 and 29.

President Ram Nath Kovind dissolves 16th Lok Sabha

25 May 2019

President Ram Nath Kovind dissolves 16th Lok Sabha

Two days after results of Lok Sabha elections were declared, President Ram Nath Kovind signed an order dissolving the 16th Lok Sabha on Saturday.

He once played Ukraine's President, is now one in real-life

22 Apr 2019

He once played Ukraine's President, is now one in real-life

A comedian with no political experience won a landslide victory in Ukraine's presidential election, drawing congratulations from global leaders while dealing a stunning rebuke to his country's political establishment.

Trick or treat? Brexit delayed until Halloween, October 31

11 Apr 2019

Trick or treat? Brexit delayed until Halloween, October 31

European Union leaders and Britain today agreed to a Brexit extension that will allow the UK to delay its EU departure date until Halloween.

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

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.

German company releases new coin featuring poop. But why?

16 Jan 2019

German company releases new coin featuring poop. But why?

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

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

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.

Nationalism betrays patriotism: Macron lectures Trump in Paris

12 Nov 2018

Nationalism betrays patriotism: Macron lectures Trump in Paris

At the World War I Armistice Day commemoration in Paris on Sunday, just as the world watched global leaders pay their respects to the fallen, France President Emmanuel Macron renounced US President Donald Trump's idea of nationalism.

Angela Merkel to reportedly step down as CDU party chief

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).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi honored with Seoul Peace Prize

24 Oct 2018

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.

Turkish President vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

22 Oct 2018

Turkish President vows to reveal 'naked truth' over Khashoggi death

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to reveal within days the "naked truth" over the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, as Riyadh said it didn't know the whereabouts of his body and that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman had been unaware of any operation to murder him.

Germany to ease immigration rules to tackle worker shortage

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.

Narendra Modi supports UN Chief's campaign to combat sexual abuse

28 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi supports UN Chief's campaign to combat sexual abuse

PM Narendra Modi is among the world's 48 other leaders who've endorsed a collective statement by UN chief Antonio Guterres reaffirming their continued support to combat sexual exploitation across the UN system.

UN Chief "deeply concerned" by US decision to exit Iran-nuclear-deal

09 May 2018

UN Chief "deeply concerned" by US decision to exit Iran-nuclear-deal

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he is "deeply concerned" over US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran, calling on all other nations to support the agreement and preserve the deal.

For American embassy inauguration in Jerusalem, Trump may visit Israel

29 Apr 2018

For American embassy inauguration in Jerusalem, Trump may visit Israel

The President of United States, Donald Trump recently said he may visit Jerusalem for the US embassy inauguration on May 14.

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

21 Apr 2018

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.

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

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.

Italy elections: What does a hung parliament imply?

05 Mar 2018

Italy elections: What does a hung parliament imply?

In Italy's parliamentary elections, voters expressed their disdain for the governing pro-Europe Centre-left Democratic Party. Lagging economy and surging migration made them unpopular, prompting voters to give a divided mandate to hard-right and populist forces.

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

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.

Barack Obama defeats Donald Trump as America's most admired man

28 Dec 2017

Barack Obama defeats Donald Trump as America's most admired man

Donald Trump might have clinched victory in the US presidential elections, but his predecessor is still the most admired man in America.

Decoding the brand 'Priyanka Chopra'

08 Dec 2017

Decoding the brand 'Priyanka Chopra'

In 2016, Deepika Padukone dethroned Priyanka as the sexiest woman in Asia but this year Priyanka reclaimed it as she has been voted as "Sexiest Asian Woman."

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

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.

Priyanka Chopra registers name in Forbes list of powerful-women!

02 Nov 2017

Priyanka Chopra registers name in Forbes list of powerful-women!

Just when you thought Priyanka Chopra's stardom is on a sabbatical, Hollywood's Alex Parrish and Bollywood's Desi Girl surprised her fans yet again by occupying the 97th position in Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women List of 2017

Forbes names Chanda Kochhar the most powerful woman in India

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.

German elections 2017 : Angela Merkel wins despite declining popularity

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.

Germany doubles funds to fight car pollution

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

05 Sep 2017

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.

Trump: N.Korea can expect "big, big trouble" if Guam attacked

12 Aug 2017

Trump: N.Korea can expect "big, big trouble" if Guam attacked

President Donald Trump said North Korea could expect "big, big trouble" if it attacks the US Pacific territory of Guam.

Ivanka Trump to attend first Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India

11 Aug 2017

Ivanka Trump to attend first Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India

The Global Entrepreneurship Summit which is being co-hosted by India and the US would be held in Hyderabad from November 28-30.

US considering sending arms for Ukraine against Russia

25 Jul 2017

US considering sending arms for Ukraine against Russia

The US is actively considering whether to arm Ukraine with "defensive weapons" in its fight against Russian-backed rebels, according to the new US special representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker.

Report: 73% Indians have confidence in Modi government

14 Jul 2017

Report: 73% Indians have confidence in Modi government

As many as 73% of Indians have faith in the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) Government at a Glance 2017 report.

Paris Agreement: 19 countries reiterate commitment after US' withdrawal

09 Jul 2017

Paris Agreement: 19 countries reiterate commitment after US' withdrawal

Just over a month after the US pulled out of the landmark Paris Agreement, leaders of 19 nations at the Hamburg G20 summit have vowed to take it forward with or without America.