Report says Merkel will run for fourth term in 2017

Aug 2, 2015

Report says Merkel will run for fourth term in 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has ruled Germany since 2005, has decided to run for a fourth term and has started planning her 2017 re-election campaign, according to an unsourced report Saturday in Der Spiegel news magazine. A spokeswoman for Merkel’s Christian Democrat (CDU) party ...

U.S. spy agency tapped German chancellery for decades: WikiLeaks

Jul 10, 2015

U.S. spy agency tapped German chancellery for decades: WikiLeaks

The U.S. National Security Agency tapped phone calls involving German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years and spied on the staff of her predecessors, according to WikiLeaks. A report released by the group suggested NSA spying on Merkel and her staff ...

Spy claims expose cracks in Merkel's coalition

May 6, 2015

Spy claims expose cracks in Merkel's coalition

A widening scandal over claims that Germany helped the U.S. spy on European targets triggered tensions in Angela Merkel’s coalition Tuesday, which analysts said could potentially prove dangerous for the “untouchable” chancellor. Pressure has mounted over reports that Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency snooped ...

Apr 16, 2015

Germany's Merkel urged Japan to join AIIB: sources

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Japan to join the Beijing-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank as a founding member, Japanese government sources said Wednesday. The sources said Merkel made the request during a telephone conversation with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on April 1. Abe ...