Angela Merkel

  • Obama calls Merkel to discuss Ukraine 21-02-2014 07:15 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama on Friday called German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the fast deteriorating situation in Ukraine, as both the European Union and America ramped up the pressure on the Ukrainian government. "They agreed that it is critical that the United States, Germany and the European Union...
  • Germany: Indian-origin ex-MP denies wrongdoing in pornography case 17-02-2014 01:27 PM

    Berlin: Indian-origin former German lawmaker facing probe for allegedly possessing child pornography has denied any wrongdoing and said he intends to initiate legal proceedings against the state prosecutor's office for spreading "false information" and "unjustly harassing" him. Sebastian Edathy, 44, said that he received no warnings about an impending investigation...
  • Obama tells Merkel, Germans he will not wiretap 19-01-2014 09:44 AM

    Berlin: US President Barack Obama told Germans and their leader on Saturday he would not let intelligence work damage relations, and differences of opinion between the two countries was no reason to wiretap. In a rare interview on German TV, Obama set out to mend ties frayed last year by...
  • Angela Merkel suffers injury on ski holiday in Switzerland 06-01-2014 04:53 PM

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has suffered a pelvis injury during a skiing holiday in Switzerland, putting her on the sidelines for the next three weeks. Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said Monday that the chancellor suffered what she first thought was just a bruise to her left rear pelvic area while...
  • Germany: Angela Merkel begins third term as chancellor 18-12-2013 10:56 AM

    Angela Merkel was elected to a third term as chancellor in a vote in the German lower house of parliament on Tuesday, paving the way for her new government to formally take power after months of coalition talks. Her right-left government, which includes the rival Social Democrats (SPD), faces a...
  • Angela Merkel to get 2013 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace 19-11-2013 02:03 PM

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be awarded the coveted Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for 2013 with an international jury headed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh choosing her. The announcement was made on Tuesday by the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust which said that the award was being...
  • US monitored mails, phone calls in Netherlands, says Dutch minister 31-10-2013 08:05 PM

    Dutch Minister of Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk has revealed that he received a letter from the National Security Agency (NSA) of the US confirming the monitoring of mail and phone traffic in the Netherlands. After negative reactions from Spain, Germany and France, the Netherlands had so far...
  • Sonia Gandhi third most powerful woman in Forbes list 31-10-2013 08:30 AM

    New York: The Forbes list of the world's most powerful people is out and Congress President Sonia Gandhi has been ranked as the third most influential woman in the world. She is 21st on the overall list. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff were the only women...
  • US weighs end to spying on leaders: Sources 29-10-2013 10:52 AM

    The Obama administration is considering to end spying on allied heads of state, a senior administration official said, as the White House grappled with the fallout from revelations that the US has eavesdropped on German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The official said late Monday that a final decision had not been...
  • US NSA spied on 60 million Spanish phone calls in a month, claims newspaper 28-10-2013 06:13 PM

    The US National Security Agency (NSA) recently tracked over 60 million calls in Spain in the space of a month, a Spanish newspaper said on Monday, citing a document which it said formed part of papers obtained from ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Spain's government has so far said it was...
  • Germany demands apology from US over Merkel surveillance 28-10-2013 04:55 PM

    German politicians have demanded an apology from US President Barack Obama over reports that the National Security Agency (NSA) was tapping Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone for over a decade. "We will not allow ourselves to be treated by the Americans in this manner. Spying on friends and partners is...
  • Obama aware of spying on Merkel since 2010, says newspapers 28-10-2013 12:21 AM

    A German newspaper said on Sunday that US President Barack Obama knew his intelligence service was eavesdropping on Angela Merkel as long ago as 2010, contradicting reports that he had told the German leader he did not know. Germany received information this week that the US National Security Agency (NSA)...
  • US says spy charges cause 'moment of tension' with allies 26-10-2013 10:05 AM

    Washington: The United States said on Friday that allegations that US intelligence agencies tapped the mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and others in France and Italy have "posed a moment of tension" with some allies and should not undermine cooperation on such issues as Syria and Iran. "There...
  • NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders: Edward Snowden 25-10-2013 05:06 PM

    London: In a new revelation, whistle-blower and ex-national Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has said the US intelligence agency monitored the phone calls of 35 world leaders after the contacts were provided by an official in a US government department. The leaked document notes that one unnamed US official...
  • Manmohan calls up Angela Merkel, felicitates her on poll win 26-09-2013 07:15 AM

    Frankfurt: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over phone and congratulated her on her election victory. Singh made the call from here where he is on an overnight halt on his way to the United States where he will meet President Barack Obama and...
  • Victorious Angela Merkel ready for negotiations on coalition govt 23-09-2013 07:12 PM

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said she is open to negotiations with her centre-left rivals on forming a coalition government after her hat-trick victory in parliamentary elections, but fell short of absolute majority. Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister party the Christian Social Union (CSU)...
  • Germany elections: Landslide victory for Angela Merkel, now faces tough coalition choices 23-09-2013 08:56 AM

    Angela Merkel won a landslide personal victory in Germany's general election on Sunday, but her conservatives appeared just short of the votes needed to rule on their own and may have to convince leftist rivals to join a coalition government. Partial results put support for Merkel's conservative bloc on 42...
  • Angela Merkel emerges strongest force in Germany's election 22-09-2013 09:36 PM

    Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives emerged by far the strongest force in Germany's election Sunday, but their center-right coalition partners risked being ejected from parliament, exit polls indicated. Exit polls for ARD and ZDF television put support for Merkel's conservative Union bloc at up to 42.5 per cent - a...
  • Key quotes from G20 summit 07-09-2013 10:58 AM

    Following are key quotes from leaders at the close of a G20 summit in St. Petersburg. Russian President Vladimir Putin "We achieved a consensus on the need to pursue policies that support economic growth while confirming medium-term national fiscal consolidation strategies." "The situation in the global economy looks better now...
  • Putin warns on arming Syrian rebels as conflict widens 22-06-2013 07:14 AM

    St Petersburg: Russian President Vladimir Putin cautioned the West on Friday against arming Syrian rebel forces, which he said included "terrorist" groups, and warned that a swift exit by President Bashar al-Assad risked creating a dangerous power vacuum. "If the United States ... recognizes one of the key Syrian opposition...
  • Death toll hits 10 in European flooding; 9 missing 04-06-2013 09:54 PM

    Berlin: Germany dispatched thousands of soldiers Tuesday to help cities and towns cope with flooding from the rain-soaked Danube and other southern rivers - reinforcements that came a day after the Bavarian city of Passau saw its worst flooding since 1501. The death toll rose to at least 10, including...
  • Sonia, Nooyi among Forbes 10 powerful women globally 23-05-2013 04:08 PM

    New York: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and India-born PepsiCo chief Indra Nooyi figure among the top 10 in the global list of most powerful women compiled by Forbes magazine for 2013. Sonia Gandhi is ranked ninth while Nooyi is at the 10th place in the global list of world's 100...
  • India, Germany will step up pressure for UNSC seat 15-04-2013 05:43 AM

    New Delhi/Berlin: India and Germany will jointly intensify efforts to gain permanent membership in an expanded United Nations Security Council as also for broader reform of the world organisation, top ministers of the two sides say. "Security Council reform was naturally one of our focus areas of discussions. We have...
  • Germany to provide $ 1.3 billion for renewable energy in India 13-04-2013 01:06 PM

    Berlin: Germany will support building up of renewable energy in India by providing soft loans of up to 1 billion euros ($ 1.3 billion) for a six-year period starting in 2014. Germany's offer as part of its development cooperation with India was made in a "joint declaration of intent" signed...
  • PM Mamohan Singh returns home after Germany visit 13-04-2013 01:30 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Mamohan Singh on Friday returned home after his three-day visit to Germany during which key issues like India-EU FTA were discussed with German Chancellor Angela Merkel articulating the impediments in inking of the pact. Pitching for investments from Germany and other countries, Prime Minister Singh had...
  • PM in Germany, Delhi and Berlin see progress in trade deal 12-04-2013 04:26 AM

    Berlin: The leaders of Germany and India said on Thursday that progress is being made on a new free trade agreement between India and the European Union but cautioned that there is still work to be done. Negotiations have been ongoing for six years and officials had hoped to conclude...
  • Germany presses India to hike insurance equity cap 11-04-2013 09:00 PM

    Berlin: Germany on Thursday pressed India to hike the foreign equity cap in the insurance sector and reduce tariffs on import of automobiles as a prelude to the much-awaited India-EU Free Trade Agreement even as the two countries signed six pacts including one under which a German loan of Euro...
  • Fox enters German Chancellery ahead of PM's dinner 11-04-2013 04:52 PM

    Berlin: Hours ahead of a private dinner hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Chancellery, an uninvited guest came in - a fox. According to officials, a fox managed to enter the Chancellery premises taking the security personnel by surprise. However, after staying around...
  • PM leaves for Germany, to seek greater business ties 10-04-2013 09:05 AM

    New Delhi: Prime minister Manmohan Singh has left for Berlin on Wednesday to participate in the second round of inter-governmental consultations with Germany. The two countries are celebrating 60 years of diplomatic relations and will address possible areas of cooperation. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid and other important officials are...