ANGELA MERKEL

  • PM Modi, Amit Shah among top decision makers in 'Global Thinkers' list November 17, 2014

    Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named as the top decision maker in a list of 100 global thinkers by a leading American foreign policy magazine. Modi is placed at the top followed by German Chancellor Angella Merkel and BJP President Amit Shah in the decision makers category of the...
  • Modi assures Merkel of looking into issue of scrapping of German language in Kendriya Vidyalayas November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: On the sidelines of the G-20 summit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met many world leaders including German Chancellor Angela Merkel where she raised the issue of German being scrapped in Kendriya Vidyalayas to be replaced by Sanskrit. The Prime Minister has promised to look into the issue. Merkel said they...
  • Waiting for your visit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel tells Modi November 16, 2014

    Brisbane: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday had a much-anticipated bilateral meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of the G20 Summit. At the meeting, Merkel told Modi that "our relations are deepening...Waiting for your visit," according to tweets posted by the external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. Just ahead of the...
  • Yearning for freedom brought down Berlin Wall, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel November 9, 2014

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday an irrepressible yearning for freedom brought the Berlin Wall tumbling down 25 years ago and called it a "miracle" that the Cold War barrier was breached without a shot being fired. Speaking on the eve of Sunday's celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary...
  • Germany marks 25 years since Berlin Wall's fall November 9, 2014

    Berlin: Germany on Sunday celebrates the 25th anniversary of the night the Berlin Wall fell, a pivotal moment in the collapse of communism and the start of the country's emergence as the major power at the heart of Europe. A 15-kilometer (nine-mile) chain of lighted balloons along the former border will...
  • ISIS poses major threat to global security: Angela Merkel October 4, 2014

    Berlin: Warning that Islamic State in Iraq and Syria posed a major threat to global security, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called upon the nations around the world to join the fight against the militant group. "To stand up against the IS terror is in the interest of the entire world,...
  • Merkel leads Berlin rally against antiSemitism September 14, 2014

    Berlin: Chancellor Angela Merkel has led a rally against antiSemitism, telling thousands of people in Berlin that Jewish life is part of Germany's identity. Germany's Jewish community organized Sunday's rally at the capital's Brandenburg Gate after tensions over the Gaza conflict spilled over into demonstrations in Europe that saw antiJewish slogans...
  • Merkel : Germany no place for antiSemitism September 6, 2014

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the country's citizens to attend a rally against antiSemitism next week in Berlin where she will be speaking. Merkel said on Saturday that she will do everything possible to make sure antiSemitism has no chance in Germany. Her remarks came after recent protests in...
  • Russia responsible for violence in eastern Ukraine: Obama August 29, 2014

    Washington: Blaming Russia for the escalating violence in eastern Ukraine, US president Barack Obama has said that Moscow was deliberately and repeatedly violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. "If there was ever any doubt, that Russia is responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine. The violence is encouraged by...
  • German MP charged over child porn allegations July 17, 2014

    Berlin: A German lawmaker who resigned earlier this year is now facing criminal charges for allegedly downloading child pornography onto his work computer, prosecutors said on Thursday. The prosecutor's office in the northern city of Hanover said that it had charged Sebastian Edathy, a former highflying member of parliament known...
  • Vladimir Putin chatted with Angela Merkel, David Beckham hugged Pele: Stars of politics, music, sports came together at World Cup final July 14, 2014

    Rio De Janerio: Vladimir Putin chatted with Angela Merkel, and David Beckham hugged Pele at the World Cup final on Sunday. Tom Brady looked on from the VIP seats when his wife Gisele Bundchen brought the trophy on the field before the game. Mick Jagger and LeBron James were also in the...
  • US spying allegations are serious, says German Chancellor Angela Merkel July 7, 2014

    Beijing: German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday allegations that a German man worked as a double agent for US intelligence were serious and, if true, were a clear contradiction of what cooperation between partners is supposed to be about. The case risks further straining ties with Washington, which have been...
  • Angela Merkel pledges support for Ukraine's development June 6, 2014

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Ukrainian presidentelect Petro Poroshenko and pledged support for Ukraine's future development, media reported on Friday. Speaking at a joint press conference with visiting Poroshenko, Merkel praised the "fair and free election" held at the last month in Ukraine, saying it was a "panUkrainian poll" which was...
  • Manmohan Singh sends farewell letters to world leaders May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: As he prepares to demit office, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has written farewell letters to leaders of various countries, including US President Barack Obama, former Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Singh, who also wrote to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has generally conveyed his thanks to...
  • Obama calls Merkel to discuss Ukraine February 21, 2014

    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 continue...
  • Germany: Indianorigin exMP denies wrongdoing in pornography case February 17, 2014

    Berlin: Indianorigin 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 January 19, 2014

    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 media...
  • Angela Merkel suffers injury on ski holiday in Switzerland January 6, 2014

    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 crosscountry...
  • Germany: Angela Merkel begins third term as chancellor December 18, 2013

    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 rightleft government, which includes the rival Social Democrats (SPD), faces a host...
  • Angela Merkel to get 2013 Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace November 19, 2013

    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 given...
  • US monitored mails, phone calls in Netherlands, says Dutch minister October 31, 2013

    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 kept...
  • Sonia Gandhi third most powerful woman in Forbes list October 31, 2013

    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 who...
  • US weighs end to spying on leaders: Sources October 29, 2013

    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 made...
  • US NSA spied on 60 million Spanish phone calls in a month, claims newspaper October 28, 2013

    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 exNSA contractor Edward Snowden. Spain's government has so far said it was not...
  • Germany demands apology from US over Merkel surveillance October 28, 2013

    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 completely...
  • Obama aware of spying on Merkel since 2010, says newspapers October 28, 2013

    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) had...
  • US says spy charges cause 'moment of tension' with allies October 26, 2013

    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 is...
  • NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders: Edward Snowden October 25, 2013

    London: In a new revelation, whistleblower and exnational 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 handed...
  • Manmohan calls up Angela Merkel, felicitates her on poll win September 26, 2013

    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 address...
  • Victorious Angela Merkel ready for negotiations on coalition govt September 23, 2013

    Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said she is open to negotiations with her centreleft rivals on forming a coalition government after her hattrick 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) finished...