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Merkel Makes First Visit to Greece Since Debt Crisis

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Greece the sacrifices it makes toward cutting spending will pay off, an unpopular message to tens of thousands who protested her visit to the country. Ms. Merkel made her remarks after meeting Tuesday with conservative Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras in Athens. Her five-hour stop in Greece was her first […]

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Merkel Holds Talks with Top Chinese Leaders

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Chinese President Hu Jintao says his country is eager to further develop its “strategic relationship” with Germany. Mr. Hu made the remarks Friday at the start of his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. State-run Xinhua says the Chinese leader told Ms. Merkel that bilateral relations […]

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Merkel Calls for Closer Ties Between Germany, China

Posted February 2nd, 2012 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says China and Germany should work together for better understanding and for new ideas and changes in the world. Addressing an audience at the Chinese Academy of Social Science in Beijing Thursday, Chancellor Merkel stressed that China is one of Europe’s most important economic partners. She also sought to explain the […]

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Germany Urges Serbia, Kosovo to Institute Joint Border Controls, Ease Tensions

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Serbia and Kosovo to reach agreement on joint border controls to help ease tensions in northern Kosovo. During a brief visit to Pristina Monday for talks with Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, Mrs. Merkel made it clear that Serbia cannot be a candidate for European Union membership until it improves […]

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Merkel: Serbia Not Ready for EU Candidacy

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Serbia has contributed to the tense situation in Kosovo and is therefore not yet ready to be a candidate for European Union membership. In a speech to the German parliament Friday, Mrs. Merkel said the path for Serbia into the EU can only happen after it normalizes relations with Kosovo. […]

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Merkel: Serbia Not Ready for EU Candidacy

Posted December 2nd, 2011 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Serbia has contributed to the tense situation in Kosovo and is therefore not yet ready to be a candidate for European Union membership. In a speech to the German parliament Friday, Mrs. Merkel said the path for Serbia into the EU can only happen after it normalizes relations with Kosovo. […]

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Forbes Ranks Merkel as World’s Most Powerful Woman

Posted August 24th, 2011 at 8:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Forbes magazine has named German Chancellor Angela Merkel the world’s most powerful woman, citing her leadership role in the European Union’s economy. In its latest annual list of powerful women, published Wednesday, Forbes singled out the German leader for being the head of what it called “the one real global economy in Europe.” U.S. Secretary […]

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Merkel Wants European Credit Rating Agency

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 8:30 pm (UTC-5)
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for the creation of a European-wide credit rating agency, after major U.S.-based agencies downgraded some European economies. Ms. Merkel pointed out to German television Sunday that even the Chinese have a ratings agency. She said she would welcome one for Europe. EU leaders have criticized the U.S. rating agencies […]

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German Chancellor Beginning Official Visit to US

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 8:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama formally welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House Tuesday for an official visit that will include both pomp and politics. Ms. Merkel’s one-day visit will start with a 19-gun salute on the White House South Lawn and end with an elaborate black-tie dinner. She is scheduled to attend a […]

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