Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit, report says

World / Politics May 30, 2020

Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit, report says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of Group of Seven leaders that U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested he will host despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the Politico website quoted her spokesman as saying Friday. Leaders from the G7, which ...

In virus rescue, German government to climb aboard at Lufthansa

Business / Corporate May 26, 2020

In virus rescue, German government to climb aboard at Lufthansa

Berlin will climb aboard airline giant Lufthansa as its largest shareholder in a €9 billion ($9.8 billion) rescue if investors and competition authorities agree, as the coronavirus-stricken carrier faces an arduous yearslong recovery from the pandemic. Following the broad strokes of a plan dangled last ...

Battle to succeed Angela Merkel kicks off in Germany's CDU

World / Politics Feb 13, 2020

Battle to succeed Angela Merkel kicks off in Germany's CDU

The search to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor has started to get rolling as the first two contenders register their interest amid growing pressure to accelerate the process to choose a candidate for the next election. Friedrich Merz will run to be leader of Merkel's ...