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Jair Bolsonaro to Merkel: Reforest Germany, not Amazon

The Brazilian president says Angela Merkel should focus on reforesting Germany rather than witholding funds for Amazon projects. Norway, meanwhile, announced it is also blocking ra...

Jair Bolsonaro to Merkel: Reforest Germany, not Amazon

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President Jair Bolsonaro: Brazil can’t afford to fight Amazon fires Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says his country can’t afford to fight the massive blazes raging across the Amazon rainforest. Bolsonaro, who was elected last year, has faced criticism for not doing enough to contain deforestation as the Amazon faces a record number of wildfires —...
10:34, 08/23/2019

Brazil: Jair Bolsonaro sends in army to tackle Amazon fires The Brazilian president has been coming under increasing pressure as European leaders criticize his environmental policies. Wildfires continue to rage in the Amazon rainforest....
06:00, 08/24/2019

Jair Bolsonaro accuses NGOs of setting fires in Amazon rainforest Brazilian president blames green groups for rise in blazes, but offers no evidence for claimThe Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has accused environmental groups of setting fires in the Amazon as he tries to deflect growing international criticism of his failure to protect the world’s biggest ra...
23:34, 08/21/2019

Jair Bolsonaro claims NGOs behind Amazon forest fire surge – but provides no evidence Brazilian president claims green groups behind blazes, which have increased 84% over same period last yearThe Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has accused environmental groups of setting fires in the Amazon as he tries to deflect growing international criticism of his failure to protect the worl...
12:34, 08/22/2019

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro may send troops to battle Amazon fires Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday that he may use his country’s military to battle the record number of wildfires burning out of control in the Amazon rainforest — where an indigenous tribe vowed to do anything and everything to save their home. “That’s the plan,...
10:34, 08/24/2019

Jair Bolsonaro claims without evidence that NGOs are setting fires in Amazon rainforest Brazilian president claims green groups behind rise in blazes, but offers nothing to support his assertionThe Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has accused environmental groups of setting fires in the Amazon as he tries to deflect growing international criticism of his failure to protect the worl...
09:00, 08/22/2019

President Jair Bolsonaro says Brazil lacks resources to combat Amazon fires Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday that his government does not have the resources to combat a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest....
06:34, 08/23/2019

Jair Bolsonaro claims 'profound love' for Amazon rainforest as criticism intensifies President uses TV speech to criticise ‘disinformation’ about fire crisis, saying it cannot be used as pretext for sanctions Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has professed to feeling “profound love and respect” for the Amazon as fires continued to rage in the world’s biggest tropical rai...
05:00, 08/24/2019

Brazil's leader Jair Bolsonaro looks to send in army to battle Amazon fires amid international outcry Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has said he might send the military to battle the massive blazes engulfing the Amazon amid an international outcry....
02:34, 08/24/2019

Brazil loses credibility under Jair Bolsonaro Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has found himself to be persona non grata in New York. And Brazil may encounter similar hostility elsewhere in the world as well while he remains leader....
17:34, 05/19/2019

Brazil struggles through President Jair Bolsonaro's first six months Congress blocks his plans, his policies are not implemented and his Cabinet is in disarray. Clearly Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro cannot govern. And it seems he doesn't even care to try....
11:34, 07/01/2019

Brazil: Thousands of Jair Bolsonaro supporters take to the streets Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets in cities around the country to show their support for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. The president has seen his popularity plummet since taking office in January....
07:17, 05/27/2019

Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro to appoint son as ambassador to US Eduardo Bolsonaro, a congressman, has strong links to the Trump administration and American far rightThe Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has invited his son Eduardo to become ambassador to the United States, underscoring his family’s influential role in the country’s diplomacy and domestic poli...
08:51, 07/12/2019

'A bad trip': Jair Bolsonaro's first six months leave even the right dismayed Protests, scandals, corruption claims, allegations of mafia links … ‘It’s the worst start to a presidency’ in decades, says pollsterBrazil was just weeks from last year’s electoral earthquake when rock legend Lobão sat down outside his backyard studio, fired up his smartphone and announced he was ba...
13:17, 07/03/2019

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro abruptly cancels US visit after protests Climbdown by far right leader, who was due to receive prestigious award, called ‘a very big embarrassment’Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has abruptly cancelled a US trip to receive a prestigious award following a storm of protest over his history of homophobic, racist and misogynist r...
12:00, 05/04/2019

Students protest across Brazil over Jair Bolsonaro's sweeping cuts to education From Amazon cities to small towns in the deep south, demonstrators turned out to condemn funding cutsTens of thousands of students, academics and teachers have taken to the streets of Brazil for their latest mass protest against what they call far-right president Jair Bolsonaro’s assault on educatio...
07:17, 05/31/2019

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro Revokes Order Easing Gun Controls Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday revoked an order that had loosened the country's gun controls, after it faced legal and political challenges....
00:00, 06/26/2019

Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro abruptly canceled a planned trip to New York Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil’s polarizing right-wing president, abruptly canceled a planned trip to New York that drew fire from Mayor de Blasio and others. Bolsonaro was set to receive an award from the Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce at its annual gala this month–but his status as the group’s hon...
22:00, 05/04/2019

Jair Bolsonaro aides 'froth hate' for indigenous people, says sacked official Former head of indigenous affairs agency says it is seen as ‘an obstacle to national development’Brazil’s far right president, Jair Bolsonaro, is being advised by aides who “froth hate for indigenous people,” the head of Brazil’s indigenous affairs agency has told colleagues after he was fired from ...
02:51, 06/13/2019

Bolsonaro: Germany can learn 'a lot' from Brazil about environment Brazil's president suggested Germany's love for coal disqualified it from lecturing Brazil about the deforestation of the Amazon. Angela Merkel said she would "talk straight" with him about the destruction....
00:34, 06/28/2019

Germany's Merkel seen shaking again in Berlin Angela Merkel has again been seen shaking at a public appointment, after a previous incident was attributed to heat and dehydration. Germany is in the midst of a heat wave that has seen temperatures soar....
15:34, 06/27/2019

Germany’s Merkel says she’s OK after shaking at ceremony German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly hadn’t drunk enough water...
15:17, 06/18/2019

Bolsonaro fires back after Norway, Germany suspend funding Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is taking aim at Germany and Norway after they cut donations for Brazilian forestry projects in criticism of his policies, with the far-right leader saying they should focus on their own environmental problems...
02:00, 08/16/2019

Germany's Merkel to meet Boris Johnson 'very, very soon' A no-deal Brexit would be in "nobody's interest," according to Angela Merkel's spokesman. But the German government is still preparing for that very possibility, and believes it "highly likely," leaked documents suggest....
05:00, 08/17/2019

Germany's SPD looks left for alternatives to Merkel coalition Leading members of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) spoke out for a three-way left wing alliance as an alternative to their fragile 'grand coalition' with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives at the weekend....
19:00, 06/09/2019

Germany's Angela Merkel at 65: The chancellor who defined an era Angela Merkel was born on July 17, 1954. She became German chancellor in 2005, fundamentally changing the country. Often praised for her calm demeanor, her time in power has nonetheless been turbulent....
13:00, 07/17/2019

Germany’s Merkel shaking again at event in Berlin BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has appeared unsteady and shaking for the second time in 10 days at a ceremony in Berlin. The brief incident happened as Merkel stood alongside President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at an indoor event Thursday morning where Germany’s new justice minist...
09:34, 06/27/2019

Angela Merkel inspects NATO troops in Germany The German military has put on a major display for the chancellor to show off its NATO commitment. Speaking to soldiers, Angela Merkel underlined the importance of showing the alliance was ready to defend its territory....
19:17, 05/20/2019

Germany's Angela Merkel seen shaking for third time within weeks The German chancellor was seen slightly shaking while greeting Finland's prime minister in Berlin. It's the third time in recent weeks that this has been noticed during public appearances....
17:17, 07/10/2019

Germany’s Merkel welcomes European unity over Iran German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe needs to “reposition” itself in a changing world and is welcoming European powers’ unity over Iran, a contrast with their deep divisions over the Iraq war 16 years ago...
19:51, 05/15/2019

Stand up to far-right, Germany's Angela Merkel tells Europe The resignation of Austria's vice chancellor led German politicians to warn against alliances with populists. Chancellor Merkel spoke out against right-wing populism as many are now demanding new Austrian elections....
20:34, 05/18/2019

Germany’s Merkel dangles possibility of negotiated Brexit German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the possibility that a negotiated departure of Britain from the European Union might still be possible even as the clock is ticking on a deal that would satisfy both sides...
03:34, 08/22/2019

Germany's Merkel welcomes European unity over Iran German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe needs to "reposition" itself in a changing world and is welcoming EU powers' unity over Iran, a contrast with their deep divisions over the Iraq war 16 years ago....
23:34, 05/15/2019

Merkel vows to make Germany CO2 neutral by 2050 Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Tuesday to draw up a roadmap to make Germany CO2 neutral by 2050, urging a climate cabinet she chairs to find the best way to reach that goal....
13:00, 05/14/2019

Germany's Merkel says to decide on CO2-cutting laggards by September Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday her cabinet would decide by September how to handle areas where carbon-cutting efforts are lagging and threatening compliance with Germany's climate targets for 2030....
16:34, 06/04/2019

Germany's Merkel defends talk of 'European champions' German Chancellor Angela Merkel is defending her government's advocacy of creating "European champions" in business in the face of sharp criticism from the country's main industry lobby group....
13:51, 06/04/2019

U.S. President Trump meets Germany's Merkel in Britain U.S. President Donald Trump met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the English city of Portsmouth on Wednesday after marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day....
15:00, 06/05/2019

Germany's Merkel appears unsteady, shaking at ceremony German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and unwell as she met with Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Berlin, her whole body visibly shaking as she received the new Ukrainian president at the chancellery....
15:17, 06/18/2019

The Latest: Germany's Merkel blames dehydration for shaking The Latest on German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a welcoming ceremony in Berlin (all times local): 2:20 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says with a few glasses of water she's doing better, after starting to visibly shake when standing next to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the hot s...
15:17, 06/18/2019

Germany’s Merkel appears unsteady, shaking at ceremony BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and unwell as she met with Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Berlin, her whole body visibly shaking as she received the new Ukrainian president at the chancellery. The incident came Tuesday afternoon as the two stood outside Merkel’s office ...
15:17, 06/18/2019

Germany's Greens overtake Merkel's conservatives in poll first Germany's Green Party has, for the first time, outperformed Angela Merkel's ruling Christian Democrats in a poll. While the Green made major gains, larger parties received a drubbing in last weekend's European elections....
17:51, 06/01/2019

Germany: Merkel’s partners mull how to choose new leader BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-left coalition partners are set to decide how and when to choose a new head, a decision that could help determine how long the German leader’s government lasts. The Social Democrats are in a poll slump and rudderless after leader Andrea Nah...
11:00, 06/24/2019

The Latest: Germany’s Merkel blames dehydration for shaking BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a welcoming ceremony in Berlin (all times local): 2:20 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says with a few glasses of water she’s doing better, after starting to visibly shake when standing next to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Ze...
15:17, 06/18/2019

Germany plans CO2 pricing to help with climate goals: Merkel Germany will introduce some sort of carbon emissions pricing to achieve its climate goals, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, adding that she favors issuance of CO2 certificates to reduce such emissions....
22:19, 08/13/2019

'No need' for German Amazon aid: Brazil's Bolsonaro President Jair Bolsonaro has dismissed the importance of German funding for forest and biodiversity projects in Brazil. "They can use this money as they see fit. Brazil doesn't need it," he said....
03:21, 08/12/2019

Germany's Merkel should serve full term, says heir apparent The leader of Germany's ruling Christian Democrats (CDU) and heir presumptive to Angela Merkel said she had no ambition to succeed her as chancellor until 2021 ahead of a major test of popularity at this month's European election....
00:34, 05/12/2019

Germany must combat right-wing extremism, Merkel says after politician's murder Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said the state must rigorously fight right-wing extremism following the murder of a prominent politician....
16:00, 06/22/2019

Germany business chief says Merkel coalition harms firms Chancellor Angela Merkel has been heavily criticized by the Federation of German Industries. The organization's head stated that her administration had damaged businesses....
13:51, 06/04/2019

Angela Merkel's shaking changes how Germany's leaders discuss their health When Angela Merkel shakes, the whole of Germany worries. But on Thursday, comfortably seated, the chancellor got through a state reception untroubled. Politicians revealing health issues is no longer taboo in Germany....
10:34, 07/12/2019

Germany probes mysterious death of Merkel party politician Authorities in Germany are investigating the death of a politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party who was reportedly found with a gunshot wound to the head....
15:17, 06/03/2019

Angela Merkel welcomed refugees to Germany. They’re starting to help the economy. In a tight labor market, asylum seekers are needed to fill jobs. And after spending billions of euros to accommodate the newcomers, Germany is beginning to reap some gains. ...
19:17, 05/05/2019

Germany's Merkel urges political solution in Iran crisis The international community must seek a political solution on Iran, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had aborted a military strike to retaliate against Tehran's downing of a U.S. drone....
14:17, 06/22/2019

Germany's Merkel says trade, Iran on agenda in Trump summit German Chancellor Angela Merkel said her summit meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday would cover a wide range of topics including trade, investments, West Africa, counter-terrorism and Iran....
06:34, 06/28/2019

Germany's Merkel hopes for ambitious EU goal to cut carbon emissions Germany will push for an ambitious goal of making the European Union economy neutral in terms of carbon emissions by 2050 at the EU summit on Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said....
14:34, 06/20/2019

Germany’s Angela Merkel spotted shaking for second time in 10 days The German chancellor was seen shaking in public hours before she was set to depart for Japan to join world leaders at the Group of 20 summit. Her office insisted she is fine....
15:34, 06/27/2019

Germany's Merkel calls for restarting EU migrant rescue mission Several months after the EU's migrant rescue mission in the Mediterranean was suspended, Angela Merkel has called for the operation to be resumed once more. The EU rescues were halted following pushback from Italy....
05:00, 08/17/2019

Germany: leader of Merkel's party warns as Greens surge The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party is warning that Germans risk ending up with a left-wing government if they vote for the Greens, who surged in last month's European Parliament election and are now level with or ahead of Merkel's Union bloc in several polls....
13:34, 06/09/2019

Germany's Merkel set to visit Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading to West Africa this week, visiting Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger to express Germany's commitment to stability and developmental cooperation in the region and support for the countries' fight against extremism....
16:00, 04/29/2019

EU leaders nominate Germany's von der Leyen for Commission head: Merkel European Union leaders nominated German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Tuesday to head up the European Commission as part of a proposal over who should run the EU's top institutions, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said....
21:00, 07/02/2019

Germany: leader of Merkel’s party warns as Greens surge BERLIN (AP) — The leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party is warning that Germans risk ending up with a left-wing government if they vote for the Greens, who surged in last month’s European Parliament election and are now level with or ahead of Merkel’s Union bloc i...
11:34, 06/09/2019

Merkel to face angry tenants as Germany debates rent caps BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing tenants angry over rising rents in a country where home ownership is traditionally low. Merkel is speaking Friday at a meeting in Cologne of the German Tenants Association. Its head, Franz-Georg Rips, recently called for urgent measures to make...
12:34, 06/14/2019

Germany’s Merkel edges closer to Macron on 2050 climate plan BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would like to join other European countries in aiming to eliminate virtually all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but the goal needs to be achievable. Merkel initially refused to join the initiative put forward last week by French President Emm...
11:51, 05/14/2019

Germany's Greens hit poll high, ahead of Merkel's bloc: survey The opposition Greens have hit a record high in a new opinion poll, pulling ahead of Angela Merkel's conservatives. The center-left SPD have dropped even further, slipping behind the far-right Alternative for Germany....
23:51, 06/06/2019

Germany’s Angela Merkel Seen Shaking for Second Time in a Week at Berlin Event BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was seen shaking for the second time in just over a week at a ceremony in Berlin on Thursday. Merkel, 64, folded her arms across her chest while her body trembled for around two minutes as she stood alongside President Frank-Walter...
15:17, 06/27/2019

Angela Merkel Active, Healthy After Fresh Trembling Spell: Germany The German government insisted Friday that Chancellor Angela Merkel was in robust health, after a second episode of uncontrolled shaking sparked concerns about the wellbeing of the EU's......
22:51, 06/28/2019

Germany's Greens shoot into first place in poll, overtaking Merkel's conservatives The Greens have overtaken Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to become the most popular party in Germany, an opinion poll released on Saturday showed, while her Socialist SPD coalition partners fell to an all-time low....
08:00, 06/02/2019

How Germany Finds a Leader If Angela Merkel Steps Down Early: QuickTake German Chancellor Angela Merkel has always said she wanted to serve out her fourth term, even as she ruled out a re-election bid and stepped down last year as leader of her Christian Democratic Union. Yet three public trembling spells within a month have thrust the issue of her health front and cent...
14:51, 07/11/2019

Germany's Merkel: ‘Strong evidence’ Iran to blame for tanker attacks Germany has seen “strong evidence” of Iran’s responsibility for attacks on a pair of oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday....
05:34, 06/19/2019

Germany’s Angela Merkel renews health concerns with second shaking incident German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking for a second time in just over a week — renewing concerns about her health. Merkel appeared to clasp her arms to keep still for about two minutes on Thursday as she stood alongside German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier during an indoor event with t...
16:34, 06/27/2019

Bolsonaro says criticism over Amazon interferes with Brazil's sovereignty Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said in a Facebook live broadcast on Thursday that countries that give money to preserve the Amazon rainforest do not do it for charity, but to "interfere with our sovereignty."...
05:34, 08/23/2019

As Amazon burns, Brazil’s Bolsonaro dismisses the crisis Asked about the surging fires in the world’s most precious forest — the area scorched has more than doubled in the past two years — Brazil's president accused his critics of setting them, to “call attention” against his government....
17:00, 08/23/2019

Scientist who called out Bolsonaro on Amazon deforestation is fired Brazil has fired the head of a government agency that found a steep rise in deforestation in the Amazon, following a public spat with far-right President Jair Bolsonaro....
19:17, 08/03/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro says army may help fight Amazon fires Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday the army may be enlisted to help combat fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest, as international condemnation and calls for tough action to quell the unfolding crisis continued to mount....
16:00, 08/23/2019

Germany: Merkel commemorates Hitler assassination plot 75 years after 'Operation Valkyrie' On July 20, 1944, Claus von Stauffenberg tried to kill Adolf Hitler by placing a suitcase bomb next to him during a meeting of senior Nazi officials. Merkel said he and his co-conspirators were "true patriots."...
18:34, 07/20/2019

Germany's Merkel, planning to serve full term, backs under-fire protegee Germany's Angela Merkel threw her weight behind her embattled new defense minister and heir-apparent on Friday, while insisting she herself was fit to carry on serving as chancellor through to the end of her term in 2021....
14:00, 07/19/2019

Germany's Angela Merkel urges 'political solution' on Iran, warns against isolationism Angela Merkel has made a plea for the international community to band together to peacefully resolve the conflict between Iran and the US. Tensions in the Gulf of Oman have spiraled in recent days....
23:51, 06/22/2019

Germany's Green leader sorry for linking Angela Merkel's shaking to climate crisis German Green party leader Annalena Baerbock has tweeted her apologies after suggesting that the chancellor's trembling may have been caused by climate disruption. Germany is currently in the middle of a heat wave....
16:51, 06/29/2019

Global worry over Amazon fires escalates; Bolsonaro defiant Amid global concern about raging Amazon fires, Brazil on Thursday said it was the target of a smear campaign by critics who contend President Jair Bolsonaro is not doing enough to curb widespread deforestation...
02:34, 08/23/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro says to fight Amazon fires, blames weather Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he will deploy federal troops with appropriate equipment to fight the fires in the Amazon rainforest, blaming dryer-than-normal weather for the spike in fire outbreaks this year....
03:34, 08/24/2019

Bolsonaro declares 'the Amazon is ours' and calls deforestation data 'lies' Far-right president said Brazil is open to partnerships exploiting biodiversity and mining in a conversation with journalistsThe Amazon belongs to Brazil and European countries can mind their own business because they have already destroyed their own environment, said Brazil’s far-right president Ja...
21:51, 07/19/2019

| Bolsonaro mulls deploying army to combat Amazon fires Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he is considering deploying the army to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes threatens to torpedo a huge trade deal....
09:34, 08/24/2019

The Amazon is burning. Bolsonaro says his critics are setting the fires, to make him look bad. Asked about the surging fires in the world’s most precious forest — the area scorched has more than doubled in the past two years — Brazil's president accused his critics of setting them, to “call attention” against his government....
02:34, 08/23/2019

Bolsonaro suggests NGOs setting Amazon fires, gives no proof Brazil’s official monitoring agency is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro is suggesting that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad, though he gives no evidence....
02:00, 08/22/2019

Without evidence, Brazil's Bolsonaro claims NGOs may be burning the Amazon Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said, without presenting evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be burning down the Amazon rainforest to bring shame on his government after he cut their funding....
18:34, 08/21/2019

Germany’s Angela Merkel spotted shaking for second time in 10 days. Her office insists she is fine. “The chancellor is doing well; all of her appointments will be kept as planned,” a federal government spokeswoman told The Washington Post on Thursday afternoon....
14:17, 06/27/2019

Bolsonaro Fires Head of Agency Tracking Amazon Deforestation in Brazil The president claimed a government monitoring agency had released deforestation data with the intent to harm Brazil’s image abroad, a decision that incited protests from environmental organizations....
02:17, 08/03/2019

Bolsonaro has blessed ‘brutal' assault on Amazon, sacked scientist warns In interview with the Guardian, Ricardo Galvão says if the far-right leader doesn’t change tack the Amazon will be ruinedIllegal loggers are ramping up a “brutal, fast” assault on the Brazilian Amazon with the blessing of the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, the sacked head of the government agen...
11:34, 08/09/2019

Amazon deforestation: Bolsonaro government accused of seeking to sow doubt over data Ministers look at setting up alternative monitoring scheme as existing system shows alarming rise in clearance ratesThe Amazon forest is being burned and chopped down at the most alarming rate in recent memory, but the Brazilian government of Jair Bolsonaro is focused on reinterpreting the data rath...
08:17, 08/01/2019

Brazil: huge rise in Amazon destruction under Bolsonaro, figures show Monthly deforestation up 88.4% compared with a year agoBrazil pressured to protect Amazon under trade deal termsDeforestation in Brazil’s portion of the Amazon rainforest rose more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month of rising forest destruction und...
02:00, 07/04/2019

Bolsonaro: Macron shows 'colonialist mindset' by urging G7 to act on Amazon fires Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro condemned his French counterpart's suggestion for the Group of 7 nations to discuss the Amazon wildfires as "colonialist" as no country in the Amazon basin would be present....
00:34, 08/24/2019

As Amazon burns, Brazil's Bolsonaro tells rest of world not to interfere Amid growing international criticism over the wildfires raging through the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday admitted farmers could be illegally setting the rainforest ablaze but told foreign powers not to interfere....
05:34, 08/23/2019

Satellite data shows Amazon deforestation rising under Brazil's Bolsonaro Deforestation of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil sped up in May to the fastest rate in a decade, according to data from an early-warning satellite system, as experts pointed to activity by illegal loggers encouraged by the easing of environmental protections under President Jair Bolsonaro....
04:00, 06/05/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro says he might send the army to fight forest fires in the Amazon (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) Brazil has faced increasing international scrutiny over the record number of fires sweeping through the Amazon rain forest. On Friday, President Jair Bolsonaro, who has dismissed complaints about the fires, said Brazil's army could be deployed to fight the blazes. Visit Busi...
07:00, 08/24/2019

Trump speaks with Brazil's Bolsonaro, offers aid with Amazon rainforest fires U.S. President Donald Trump said he spoke with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday and offered help, if needed, in dealing with the Amazon rainforest fires....
01:34, 08/24/2019

'He wants to destroy us': Bolsonaro poses gravest threat in decades, Amazon tribes say Indigenous leaders who say Brazil’s new president is trying to force them from their lands are braced for a new era of ruinAs a blood-orange sunset drifted towards the forest canopy, Raimundo Kanamari sat on the riverbank and pondered the future of his tribe under Brazil’s far-right president. Relat...
12:51, 07/26/2019

In Bolsonaro’s burning Brazilian Amazon, all our futures are being consumed | Eliane Brum The rainforest might seem a remote place, but it is the heart of the planet – and it is under attack as never beforeThe Amazon is the centre of the world. Right now, as our planet experiences climate collapse, there is nowhere more important. If we don’t grasp this, there is no way to meet that chal...
10:00, 08/23/2019

Brazil’s Amazon monitor, fired after dispute with Bolsonaro, speaks out on deforestation The dismissal of Ricardo Galvão, head of the government agency charged with watching the rainforest, has scientists fearful for their research under the right-wing leader....
00:34, 08/08/2019

Angela Merkel admits anti-semitism is a problem in Germany, country needs to face 'specters of the past' Angela Merkel has admitted that anti-Semitism is a problem in Germany — just as the country's government was forced to backtrack over comments it made about Jewish people wearing their religious skullcaps in public....
23:34, 05/28/2019

Coffee growers help reforest Mozambique’s Mount Gorongosa On the slopes of Mount Gorongosa, 400 Mozambican farmers are producing coffee that earns them cash incomes while at the same time restores the rapidly eroding rainforest...
12:34, 08/24/2019

Bolsonaro doubts tribal leader's 'murder', repeats call to mine the Amazon The international community is speaking out against the killing of an indigenous tribal leader in Brazil's Amazon, even as the country's president says there no evidence of foul play....
08:51, 07/31/2019

Leader of Germany’s Social Democrats, partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, resigns after election fiasco BERLIN (AP) — Leader of Germany’s Social Democrats, partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government, resigns after election fiasco....
13:17, 06/02/2019

Facing global pressure, Brazil's Bolsonaro may send army to curb Amazon fires Amid growing global condemnation, Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday he may mobilize the army to help combat a record number of fires sweeping through the Amazon rainforest....
21:34, 08/23/2019

Igniting global outrage, Brazil's Bolsonaro baselessly blames NGOs for Amazon fires Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday accused non-governmental organizations of burning down the Amazon rainforest to hurt his government, as a growing global outcry against the wildfires raged through social media....
01:00, 08/22/2019

DHL stops deliveries for Amazon Fresh in Germany Deutsche Post DHL will no longer deliver fresh food in Germany for Amazon as demand for the service launched in 2017 has been disappointing, a spokeswoman said on Wednesday....
14:00, 08/21/2019

Amazon workers in Germany to strike over pay, Verdi union says Workers at seven Amazon sites across Germany will go on strike over pay for at least two days this week starting on Sunday night going into Monday, labor union Verdi said....
02:00, 07/15/2019

Amazon workers in Germany strike ahead of major sale German labor union Verdi has called on employees at Amazon facilities in the country to strike. Workers pushing for better wages have timed the work stoppage to coincide with a major sale day for the online retailer....
07:51, 07/15/2019

Germany cuts $39M in funds to Brazil for Amazon preservation over deforestation SAO PAULO – Germany decided to suspend $39 million in funds sent to Brazil to finance projects aimed at preserving the Amazon forest due to increasing deforestation, Brazilian media outlets reported on Saturday. The move reflects “great concerns with an increasing deforestation in the Brazilia...
12:51, 08/13/2019

Germany to cut part of funds sent to Brazil for Amazon preservation: newspaper Germany will partially suspend funds sent to Brazil to finance projects aimed at preserving the Amazon forest due to increasing deforestation, Brazilian newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Saturday....
01:51, 08/11/2019

Dispute over fate of Amazon costs Brazil aid from Germany, Norway Mounting tensions between Brazil and its European donors over the preservation of the world’s largest tropical rainforest are threatening to undermine a long-sought free-trade deal between Europe and South America....
06:00, 08/21/2019

Amazon plans to open new warehouse, create 2,800 jobs in Germany U.S. online retail giant Amazon plans to open a new warehouse in Germany this year and create more than 2,800 jobs with permanent contracts in what is its second-biggest market after the United States....
13:17, 07/14/2019

Germany to cut 35 million euros in funds to Brazil for Amazon preservation: newspapers Germany decided to suspend 35 million euros ($39 million) in funds sent to Brazil to finance projects aimed at preserving the Amazon forest due to increasing deforestation, Brazilian media outlets reported on Saturday....
16:00, 08/12/2019

Amazon deforestation prompts Germany to suspend Brazil forest projects Germany plans to stop supporting forest and biodiversity projects in Brazil, the German environment minister told Tagesspiegel. Deforestation in Brazil has surged since Jair Bolsonaro became president, she said....
17:53, 08/11/2019

Brazil plan to revamp Amazon Fund irks Norway, Germany: sources Brazil's right-wing government has run into resistance from key donors Norway and Germany over its plans to change management of the billion-dollar Amazon Fund aimed at reducing deforestation, people familiar with the matter say....
13:17, 05/31/2019

Germany, France, Ireland threaten South American trade deal over Amazon wildfires Brazil is facing global pressure to contain an 80% increase in wildfires in the world's largest rain forest. Berlin has called for guarantees for the Amazon to be included in the upcoming EU-South America trade deal....
21:34, 08/23/2019

UFC fighter Jair Rozenstruik almost beats knockout record in bout with Allen Crowder Those who came to Greenville, S.C., on Saturday to watch Jair Rozenstruik fight Allen Crowder for a UFC heavyweight bout probably were left wanting more than nine seconds of action....
15:34, 06/24/2019

Germany 'hypocritical' on NATO: US envoy to Germany Richard Grenell US President Donald Trump's top diplomat in Berlin said German politicians were not committed enough to the alliance's defense spending target. He also said the country should have learned a better lesson from WWII....
08:51, 05/09/2019

Former West Germany star Bernd Schuster: 'Ter Stegen should be Germany's No. 1' When Bernd Schuster left Cologne for Barcelona in 1980, he was one of the first Bundesliga players to move to Spain. He spoke to DW about his move and two Germans who followed in his footsteps decades later....
11:17, 05/22/2019

Could Brazil's new ambassador to the US be a Bolsonaro? Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro intends to nominate his son Eduardo for the country's most important diplomatic post: ambassador to the US. Will burger-flipping skills be enough to override nepotism concerns?...
21:17, 07/18/2019

eBay promises a ‘Crash Sale’ on Amazon Prime Day if Amazon’s website crashes By now, word is out that this year’s version of Black Friday in July for Amazon — its annual Prime Day deals event — will be stretched to two days this time around, in addition to offering Amazon Prime subscribers more than a million deals with a kickoff set to begin at midnight PT...
20:51, 06/26/2019

‘Amazon. Try Not to Think About It.’ John Oliver Celebrates Amazon Prime Day on Last Week Tonight In anticipation of Amazon Prime Day, John Oliver dedicated Sunday night’s Last Week Tonight to e-commerce—specifically conditions in warehouses operated by online retailers. According to Oliver, working in such facilities can be, well, dangerous. “I didn’t know there were job...
08:17, 07/04/2019

Is Amazon Prime worth it in Australia? Amazon's subscription service explained UPDATE: Amazon has announced the dates for Prime Day 2019. In Australia, the sale will begin at 00:01am on July 15 and go on for 48 hours till July 16 ticks across midnight. However, with plenty of deals on offer from the US storefront, Aussies will be able to shop on the Global Store until the sale...
11:34, 07/02/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro wants his son to be ambassador to Washington  He doesn’t believe in climate change and supports philosophers who question whether the Earth is round, but Eduardo Bolsonaro is set to be Brazil’s next ambassador to the U.S....
22:17, 07/12/2019

AP Explains: Brazil's environmental changes under Bolsonaro The administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has canceled a United Nations climate change workshop to be held in the city of Salvador in August, reaffirming its lack of interest in participating in international efforts to fight global warming....
13:00, 05/15/2019

AP Explains: Brazil’s environmental changes under Bolsonaro AP Explains: A look at what was behind Brazil cancelling a UN workshop on climate change that was to have been held in August, reaffirming its opposition to participating in global efforts to fight global warming...
14:51, 05/15/2019

South American countries denounce decision to give Amazon control of .amazon domain The presidents of Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia criticized a recent decision to grant global retailer Amazon the rights to the .amazon domain.Read More...
14:34, 05/27/2019

FedEx Is Ending a Major Amazon Deal As Amazon Builds a Rival Shipping Network FedEx is snipping another tie with Amazon as the e-commerce giant emerges as a competitor by building its own shipping network. The ground-delivery contract with Amazon won’t be renewed when it expires at the end of this month, FedEx said in an emailed statement. The decision quickens the comp...
21:34, 08/07/2019

The corporate spat is over between Google and Amazon: YouTube is again available on Amazon Fire TV Corporate spat saw Google refuse to allow products on Amazon devices & vice versa. But Google Home & Nest Hub products still not available on Amazon.       ...
20:17, 07/09/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro wins key vote in Congress Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro surmounted a crucial hurdle for his young government on Wednesday by winning approval from disgruntled lower house lawmakers for his move to reorganize the country's executive branch....
01:34, 05/23/2019

Brazil’s Bolsonaro tries new tactic to loosen gun laws Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has issued several new decrees to loosen Brazil’s strict gun laws, moving to rescue a signature campaign promise after the Senate rejected his earlier effort...
02:51, 06/27/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro says nominating son as ambassador to U.S. is not nepotism Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday that the nomination of his son Eduardo to be ambassador to the United States was not an act of nepotism and that he would not make the appointment if it were....
21:00, 07/12/2019

Deforestation in Brazil has rocketed since Bolsonaro became president More than 3700 square kilometres of Brazilian rainforest has been cleared since Jair Bolsonaro became president, but he has dismissed the data as "lies"...
19:00, 07/22/2019

Brazil deforestation exceeds 88% in June under Bolsonaro Deforestation in Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest soared more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month of rising forest destruction under new President Jair Bolsonaro, who has called for development of the region....
04:51, 07/04/2019

Backers of embattled Bolsonaro take to streets in Brazil Thousands have gathered in cities across Brazil to show support for President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces an uncooperative Congress, street protests, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings five months into his term...
22:17, 05/26/2019

Hundreds of new pesticides approved in Brazil under Bolsonaro Many of those permitted since far-right president took power are banned in EuropeBrazil has approved hundreds of new pesticide products since its far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, took power in January, and more than 1,000 since 2016, a study has found. Many of those approved are banned in Europe...
12:51, 06/12/2019

‘The Antithesis of Bolsonaro’: A Gay Couple Roils Brazil’s Far Right The American journalist Glenn Greenwald and his husband, Brazilian Congressman David Miranda, have rattled Bolsonaro’s Brazil — earning praise and scorn....
11:17, 07/20/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro says government must cut another 2.5 billion reais President Jair Bolsonaro said on Saturday that Brazil's federal government will need to cut its budget by 2.5 billion reais ($667 million) next week, website UOL reported, as weak economic growth continues to squeeze revenue....
01:17, 07/21/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro says there are fractures in the Venezuelan army Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said he had received information of fractures within the Venezuelan army that could lead to the "collapse" of the socialist government led by Nicolas Maduro....
17:00, 05/01/2019

Brazil’s Bolsonaro says “99% chance” Rio will host Formula 1 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says that there is a “99% chance” that Rio de Janeiro will host the Brazilian Grand Prix of Formula 1 beginning in 2021....
00:34, 06/25/2019

Diplomats 'perplexed' Bolsonaro wants to appoint his son ambassador to US Far-right president told reporters he was considering Eduardo Bolsonaro for the position despite lack of diplomatic experienceBrazilian diplomats have reacted with scorn and dismay to reports that Jair Bolsonaro wants to make his son Eduardo the country’s ambassador to the US, despite his lack of di...
21:34, 07/12/2019

Brazil prosecutors seek to bar Bolsonaro's son as envoy to U.S. Brazilian federal prosecutors filed a court injunction on Monday seeking to bar the appointment of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's son Eduardo as ambassador to the United States due to his lack of experience as a diplomat....
01:17, 08/13/2019

Brazilians strike against Bolsonaro's pension plans A nationwide strike has paralyzed transport in the South American country's major cities as police used tear gas to clear protesters. Many Brazilians are furious about President Bolsonaro's planned retirement changes....
22:51, 06/14/2019

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00:51, 07/08/2019

Brazil’s Bolsonaro signs decree easing gun laws RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — President Jair Bolsonaro is loosening Brazil’s strict gun laws with a new decree, delivering on a campaign promise to make it easier for Brazilians to buy guns and ammunition. The far right president signed the decree in a ceremony Tuesday night surrounded by supporting l...
00:34, 05/08/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs decree further easing gun rules Brazil's president has made it easier for people to get their hands on foreign guns and carry more ammunition. Supporters say it will help people defend themselves in a country plagued by endemic violence....
06:00, 05/08/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs decree easing gun laws President Jair Bolsonaro is loosening Brazil's strict gun laws with a new decree, delivering on a campaign promise to make it easier for Brazilians to buy guns and ammunition....
09:17, 05/08/2019

Bolsonaro says Brazil deforestation data to be 'compiled' for accuracy Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said satellite data regarding deforestation of the Amazon rainforest collected by government space research agency INPE would be "compiled" to reach more exact numbers....
08:51, 08/01/2019

Bolsonaro cancels New York trip amid backlash RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is canceling a trip to New York after several companies pulled out of an event where he was to be honored. Government spokesman Otavio Rego Barros said Friday the far right president had canceled the trip “in the face of the resistance a...
04:17, 05/04/2019

Brazil deforestation exceeds 88% in June under right-wing Bolsonaro Deforestation in Brazil's portion of the Amazon rainforest soared more than 88% in June compared with the same month a year ago, the second consecutive month of rising forest destruction under new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro....
22:00, 07/03/2019

Bolsonaro suggests life imprisonment sentences in Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is suggesting that Brazil should consider allowing life prison sentences. The far-right president made the comment in a tweet Tuesday that referred to a recent case in which a little boy was butchered by his mother and her partner. Bolsonaro c...
20:51, 06/18/2019

Judge rules attacker of Brazil’s Bolsonaro is mentally ill A Brazilian judge has ruled that the man charged with nearly killing far-right President Jair Bolsonaro during a campaign event last year should not be punished because he is mentally ill...
02:51, 05/28/2019

As resistance mounts, Brazil's Bolsonaro sticks by son for U.S. envoy Brazil's right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, plans to push ahead with the appointment of his son Eduardo for ambassador to the United States despite accusations of nepotism and mounting resistance in his country's Congress....
01:00, 08/22/2019

Bolsonaro supporters march to pressure Brazil's Congress Supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro marched on Sunday in support of his agenda and against lawmakers whom they see standing in his way, adding to tensions between the far-right leader and Congress....
09:34, 05/27/2019

Brazilian judge gives Bolsonaro 5 days to clarify gun decree A Brazilian supreme court judge said Friday that President Jair Bolsonaro and his Justice Ministry had five days to respond to opposition assertions that a recently passed gun decree was unconstitutional....
09:51, 05/11/2019

Judges absolves Bolsonaro attacker because of mental illness A judge in Brazil has absolved the man who stabbed then-presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro in his torso last year, citing his mental illness and ordering him held indefinitely in a prison mental institution...
05:00, 06/15/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro says "99% chance" Rio will host Formula 1 Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says there is a "99% chance" that Rio de Janeiro will host Formula One's Brazilian Grand Prix beginning in 2021       ...
01:17, 06/25/2019

Bolsonaro's decree allows millions of Brazilians to carry guns Brazil president signs decree allowing a wide range of professionals, including lawyers, politicians and certain journalists, to carry their guns in the street and at work....
19:51, 05/09/2019

Bolsonaro to visit China and the Middle East in October Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro plans a round of official foreign visits in late October, including to Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and China, the government said on Tuesday....
01:00, 07/24/2019

In Cannes, a gory Western stands against Bolsonaro’s Brazil Kleber Mendonca Filho’s Cannes entry, “Bacurau,” is a feverish and violent Western about a rural Brazilian community defending itself from a hard-to-comprehend invasion...
18:34, 05/16/2019

Officer traveling with Bolsonaro to G20 caught with 39 kilos of cocaine A Brazilian Air Force officer traveling with President Jair Bolsonaro's G20 contingent was arrested late Tuesday, after he was caught with 39 kilograms (roughly 86 lbs) of cocaine....
01:00, 06/27/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro wants police in schools, discipline code When students at Ceilandia state school No. 7 in Brazil's capital came back from their break in February, they were met by two dozen uniformed police officers in a place they barely recognized anymore....
11:00, 05/02/2019

Setback for Bolsonaro as Brazil's economy heads for contraction Brazil’s economy shrank in the first quarter, a key Central Bank activity index showed, dealing a setback to President Jair Bolsonaro’s pledge to accelerate the country’s recovery....
15:51, 05/15/2019

Bolsonaro defends 200 days in power amid criticism Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is defending his administration’s first 200 days in power amid mounting criticism around issues ranging from the environment to nepotism...
02:17, 07/19/2019

'We're afraid': the queer Brazilian sex artists targeted by Bolsonaro After the far-right president tweeted a video of their transgressive street performance, the two artists fled São Paulo – but now they’re pushing back‘Queer people have been afraid since the president was elected,” says Paulx Castello. “He has been demonising us from the start – but this was differe...
19:17, 06/24/2019

| WATCH | Brazil's Bolsonaro blames wildfires on NGOs Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has said that non-governmental organisations could be burning down the Amazon rain forest to bring shame on his government. WATCH NOW....
13:34, 08/22/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro plans to tap his son as envoy to U.S. even if it hurts his popularity Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro reiterated on Thursday that he intends to nominate his son Eduardo to be ambassador to the United States, even if it damages his popularity....
02:34, 07/19/2019

Brazil judge rules Bolsonaro stabber mentally ill President Jair Bolsonaro had blamed the attack during the campaign on a plot to stop him from winning the presidency. A judge has ruled the attacker is delusional and should be sent to a mental institution....
10:00, 05/28/2019

Bolsonaro meets with justice minister to discuss leaks Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro met with President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday after press reports accused him of improperly coordinating with prosecutors when he was a crusading anti-corruption judge....
00:34, 06/12/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro wants to privatize Petrobras before end of his term -report The economic team of Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro wants to privatize state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA before the end of his term in 2022, Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico reported on its website on Wednesday, citing anonymous sources....
22:34, 08/21/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro says no evidence indigenous leader murdered Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday said there was no evidence an indigenous chief, whose death was decried by the U.N. commissioner for human rights, was killed by wildcat miners said to have invaded protected tribal lands....
22:51, 07/29/2019

Brazil’s Bolsonaro to appoint Moro to Supreme Court RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he will nominate anti-corruption crusader Sergio Moro to the Supreme Court whenever there is an opening. In an interview Sunday with Radio Bandeirantes, the president said: “The first opening there is I have this commitment to Moro....
00:00, 05/13/2019

'Values I believe in': Brazil's new rightwing rappers embrace Bolsonaro The country’s hip-hop is typically progressive, but MCs in Maga hats provide the soundtrack to a far-right presidencyThe Trumpian mantra on his “Make America Great Again” cap leaves little doubt Ricardo Alves stands to the right of your average Brazilian MC.“I define myself as a conservative,” the m...
14:17, 06/18/2019

Brazil's indigenous tribes protest Bolsonaro assimilation plan Thousands of people representing the more than 300 tribes native to Brazil marched to government offices in Brasilia on Friday to protest the policies of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro that threaten their reservation lands....
18:17, 04/28/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro signs executive order easing gun rules Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has signed an executive order relaxing gun rules in the country, making it easier to import guns and increasing the amount of ammunition a person can buy in a year....
18:34, 05/08/2019

Protesters March in Brazil to Protest Bolsonaro's Education Cuts Students and teachers took to the streets across Brazil Wednesday to protest spending freezes, marking the first nationwide demonstrations against President Jair Bolsonaro as he struggles to maintain his popularity....
01:34, 05/16/2019

Amid early struggles, Bolsonaro’s supporters call for demos RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After five months in office, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is battling an uncooperative Congress, street protests, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings. The stumbling start for the far-right leader who rode a wave of dissatisfaction with Brazil’s ...
09:51, 05/26/2019

Bolsonaro accuses state agency of lying on Brazil deforestation Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday accused the state body responsible for tracking deforestation levels of disclosing false data, after preliminary numbers showed a dramatic rise in July....
21:34, 07/19/2019

Brazilians demonstrate to pressure Congress to approve Bolsonaro's reforms Brazilians gathered in cities on Sunday to show their support for far-right President Jair Bolsonaro and to protest against lawmakers whom they see as putting up roadblocks to the leader's legislative agenda....
01:00, 05/27/2019

Bolsonaro supporters take to Brazil’s streets as approval ratings drop Rallies were reported in more than 300 towns and cities, including Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Juiz de ForaHardcore devotees of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, have taken to the streets across the country in their first major show of force since his landslide election victory last Oc...
18:51, 05/26/2019

Brazil prosecutors seek injunction to prevent Bolsonaro gun decree Brazilian federal prosecutors are suing the government, seeking an injunction to block President Jair Bolsonaro's gun decree that liberalized weapons regulation, according to a statement on Wednesday from the federal prosecutor's office....
18:17, 05/15/2019

Bolsonaro pick for Funai agency horrifies indigenous leaders Marcelo Xavier da Silva is police officer linked to agribusinessFormer agency employee: ‘I am scared of him’ Indigenous leaders and specialists working with Brazil’s nearly one million tribal people have been stunned and disconcerted by the appointment of a federal police officer with strong connect...
10:51, 07/21/2019

Brazil Senate blocks Bolsonaro move to ease gun carrying Brazil's Senate on Tuesday overturned a decree signed last month by right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro that drastically expanded the number of people allowed to carry weapons in public....
04:00, 06/19/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro says government may cut worker protections to boost job creation Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Sunday that the government may look at making it less expensive for employers to fire workers, as it seeks fresh ways to stimulate a weak economy....
02:00, 07/22/2019

Bolsonaro's Conservative Agenda Is Tested in Brazilian Supreme Court When Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro took office in January, he promised to defend what he calls traditional-family values, loosen gun laws and push the nation to the right after years of mostly leftist rule. But six months into Mr. Bolsonaro’s administration, the Supreme Court is proving to be a...
02:17, 06/24/2019

Brazil's space agency chief sacked after deforestation row with Bolsonaro A Science Ministry report that showed an increase in deforestation of the Amazon rainforest was criticized by president Jair Bolsonaro and may have led to the firing of its author....
00:17, 08/03/2019

Irate Brazil lawmakers threaten Bolsonaro's cabinet, agenda Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro faces a crucial test on Wednesday of his ability to govern without courting traditional parties in Congress, which is threatening to derail his agenda and scramble his cabinet after months of mutual antagonism....
01:00, 05/23/2019

Bolsonaro backs Rio to host 2021 Brazilian Grand Prix Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro vowed on Monday to move the 2021 Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix to Rio de Janeiro after the contract for Sao Paulo's Interlagos racetrack expires next year....
04:00, 06/25/2019

Brazilian diplomats 'disgusted' as Bolsonaro pulverizes foreign policy Former ambassadors say far-right leader has cuddled up to rightwing nationalists, irked China, infuriated Middle Eastern partners, and jettisoned its position as climate crisis leaderIt has long been considered one of the jewels of Latin American statecraft; a shrewd, dependable and highly trained f...
18:34, 06/25/2019

Brazil: four arrested over hacking of Bolsonaro justice minister's phone Sérgio Moro hit by scandal after the Intercept published leaked chats suggesting he had conspired to damage ex-president LulaBrazil’s federal police have arrested four people for allegedly hacking the phone of the justice minister, Sérgio Moro, a key member of the far-right president Jair Bolsonaro’...
05:51, 07/25/2019

Brazilians' view of Bolsonaro govt dims further, survey shows More Brazilians disapprove of far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's government than those who approve, a survey on Friday showed, the first time this has happened since the former Army captain was sworn into office on January 1....
15:00, 05/24/2019

'Exterminator of the future': Brazil's Bolsonaro denounced for environmental assault Activist and politician Marina Silva warns Brazil’s rainforest protections being destroyed but vows ‘we can’t let that happen’Jair Bolsonaro is transforming Brazil into an “exterminator of the future”, the activist and politician Marina Silva has warned, as she and seven other former environment min...
11:34, 05/09/2019

Bolsonaro calls for tighter control of Brazil deforestation data Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Monday called for tighter control of official deforestation data, resuming attacks on government space research agency INPE, whose satellite imaging shows a jump in clearing of the Amazon rainforest this year....
20:17, 07/22/2019

Ex-ministers blast Bolsonaro for dismantling Brazil's environment protections Eight former Brazilian environment ministers blasted new right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and his administration in a letter on Wednesday, saying it is dismantling the country's environmental protections....
01:34, 05/09/2019

Bolsonaro: The trafficking of cocaine on G-20-bound Air Force plane 'unacceptable' Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said his team had nothing to do with the trafficking of cocaine by a Brazilian Air Force sergeant on a plane bound for the G-20 summit in Japan, calling the act "unacceptable."...
13:00, 06/27/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro formally recognizes Venezuelan opposition envoy Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro received the diplomatic credentials of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's envoy to Brazil, formally recognizing her as the ambassador of the neighboring country....
00:51, 06/05/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro to extend environmental land registry indefinitely President Jair Bolsonaro will reissue a temporary decree removing a deadline for farmers to register their properties on an environmental registry set up by Brazil's 2012 forestry code, the head of the congressional farm caucus said on Thursday....
00:34, 06/07/2019

'A second Trump': Bolsonaro's offensive rhetoric adds to Brazil's discomfort Supporters say his tendency to speak freely is sincere – but detractors call it a PR disasterHe parleyed his way to Brazil’s presidency with a vote-winning barrage of scaremongering and bombast.But eight months into Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right tenure, there is growing discomfort over the president’s ...
12:51, 08/19/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro cancels New York trip as sponsors withdraw The far-right president of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, has pulled out of a trip to attend a gala in his honor in New York. The cancelation came after several companies withdrew their sponsorship for the event....
16:34, 05/04/2019

Bolsonaro to Skip New York Gala Amid Swelling Controversy Chamber of Commerce award dinners tend to be low-key affairs. But the Brazilian-American chamber’s decision to honor Brazil’s new leader set off outrage....
04:51, 05/04/2019

'Macri is in trouble': Bolsonaro expresses fears over potential return of CFK Bolsonaro concerned by polls indicating Cristina Fernández de Kirchner could win October's election. "We do not want another Venezuela here in South America," says Brazilian leader, who will visit Argentina on June 6. ...
18:51, 04/28/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro fires government minister Santos Cruz Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday replaced his minister in charge of political relations with Congress, the presidential spokesman said....
00:00, 06/14/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro shocked by high number of penis amputations Brazil's far-right President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday expressed horror over the 1,000 penis amputations that occur each year in the country including those due to a lack of basic hygiene, a figure he called "ridiculous and sad."...
19:00, 04/28/2019

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Bolsonaro wants to privatize Petrobras by end of his term -report The economic team of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro wants to privatize state-controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA before the end of his term in 2022, Brazilian newspaper Valor Economico reported on its website on Wednesday, citing anonymous sources....
22:34, 08/21/2019

Brazil: Bolsonaro fires key moderate who warned of dangers of 'extremism' Government secretary Carlos Alberto dos Santos Cruz forced outNews comes as scandal swirls around justice minister MoroBrazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has sacked one of the most prominent moderates in his administration for reportedly failing to ideologically align himself with his comma...
05:17, 06/14/2019

Glyphosate use will eventually end, Merkel says Use of Bayer's contested weedkiller glyphosate, the subject of more than 10,000 lawsuits in the U.S. over claims it causes cancer, will eventually die out, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told the country's lower house on Wednesday....
18:00, 06/26/2019

Brazil space research chief to leave job after Bolsonaro deforestation spat The head of Brazil's space research agency INPE, Ricardo Galvao, is set to leave his job following a public dispute with President Jair Bolsonaro over deforestation statistics, a spokesperson for the science ministry said on Friday....
14:17, 08/03/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro may drop plans to make son US ambassador amid backlash Far-right president faced possible roadblock in senate after report pointed to nepotismBrazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has signalled he may abandon controversial plans to make his son ambassador to the United States, amid a fierce political backlash and growing signs Congress may block...
07:00, 08/21/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro averts crisis as Senate set to back his reorganization decree Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro convinced his party to vote for a decree to revamp the executive branch on Tuesday, averting a potential crisis that had sown doubt about his ability to obtain the congressional backing he needs to push through legislation....
22:51, 05/28/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro averts crisis as Senate backs his move to cut ministries Brazil's Senate on Tuesday voted to approve right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's decree to revamp the executive branch, averting a potential crisis that had sown doubt about his ability to obtain the congressional backing he needs to push through legislation....
04:34, 05/29/2019

Brazil lawmakers undo Bolsonaro move to weaken indigenous agency Brazil's lower house of Congress has rebuffed President Jair Bolsonaro's move to put decisions on indigenous land claims in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture....
21:51, 05/23/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro defends soccer star Neymar against rape accusation Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday came out in support of Neymar, the national soccer star who has been accused of raping a woman last month in Paris, an allegation he denies....
22:00, 06/05/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro dismisses 'imbecile' students as he faces biggest protests yet President calls students protesting against education cuts ‘useful idiots’ who are being steered by a minorityTens of thousands of students and teachers have protested across Brazil against sharp cuts to education enacted by Jair Bolsonaro’s administration – the first mass protests since the far-rig...
12:51, 05/16/2019

New generation of political exiles leave Bolsonaro's Brazil 'to stay alive' Politicians, academics and writers have fled a climate of death threats and hostility reminiscent of the military dictatorshipAt times, the solitude and separation from family and friends have plunged Jean Wyllys into despair. “I’ve been through moments of deep sadness, I’ve spent the whole night cr...
13:17, 07/11/2019

Brazilian Senate committee shuns Bolsonaro's decree easing guns law A Senate committee on Wednesday rejected Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's decree that significantly loosened laws banning the ability of citizens to carry guns....
01:51, 06/13/2019

Brazil Congress ditches Bolsonaro decree weakening indigenous agency Brazil's Congress threw out part of a decree by President Jair Bolsonaro giving say over indigenous land claims to the Agriculture Ministry, further undermining the right-wing president's agenda to empower rural farmers in disputes over land....
00:51, 06/26/2019

Brazil: Bolsonaro says his phones were hacked amid fallout over leaked chats President says judge and prosecutors in anti-corruption investigation were also targetedMobile phones used by Jair Bolsonaro were accessed by a group of hackers who also targeted a senior judge and prosecutors leading a sweeping anti-corruption investigation, Brazil’s far-right president said on Thu...
12:51, 07/26/2019

Brazil President Bolsonaro's cellphones targeted by hackers: Justice Ministry Cellphones used by President Jair Bolsonaro were a target of cyber attacks, the Brazilian Justice Ministry said in a statement on Thursday, after being briefed about the incident by the federal police "as a matter of national security."...
15:17, 07/25/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro faces backlash as sponsors ditch NY gala dinner Delta Air Lines, The Financial Times and Bain & Co have pulled out of an event in New York honoring Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the firms said on Thursday, as the South American leader faces blowback for racist and homophobic comments....
22:51, 05/02/2019

UPDATE 2-Brazil's Bolsonaro replaces head of BNDES development bank Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's government has named a 38-year-old banking executive as the head of development bank BNDES, replacing Joaquim Levy, who resigned on Sunday after Bolsonaro publicly criticized him....
04:17, 06/18/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro restricts drugs policy council, legalizes agritoxins It was a busy day for the president, who stripped the drug policy council of independent members and legalized dozens of agritoxins. Jair Bolsonaro wants tighter control of Brazil's deforestation data....
12:00, 07/23/2019

Diehard Bolsonaro supporters prepare to march as criticism of his rule intensifies As his approval ratings plunge, critics say Brazilian president’s approach has been ‘shocking’Hardcore supporters of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, have urged his followers to flood the streets in defence of their leader on Sunday amid mounting conservative angst over the far-right populist’s a...
12:17, 05/24/2019

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Bolsonaro, Eletrobras CEO meet over privatization, shares hit record Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is meeting with the chief executive of state-controlled Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras SA, known as Eletrobras, on Thursday, sending the company's share price to a record high on hopes it might be privatized....
23:17, 08/01/2019

Brazil President Bolsonaro mulls trip to Texas after NYC visit nixed Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro is considering traveling to the United States to be honored at an event in Texas next week, his spokesman said on Monday, just days after he canceled a heavily criticized visit to New York City....
04:17, 05/07/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro backs Venezuela uprising, says country 'enslaved by dictator' Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday expressed his nation's "solidarity" for the people of Venezuela, as that country's opposition leader made a bold new effort to push President Nicolas Maduro from power....
19:00, 04/30/2019

Brazil gunmaker Taurus' shares soar as Bolsonaro eases gun laws Shares in Brazilian gunmaker Taurus Armas SA surged on Wednesday, the day after President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree to ease restrictions on gun imports and increase the amount of ammunition a person can buy....
20:00, 05/08/2019

Brazilian anti-corruption crusader backs Bolsonaro 2022 re-election Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro, who oversaw Brazil's biggest corruption probe as a federal judge, said on Monday he has no interest in elected office and that President Jair Bolsonaro is his candidate for the 2022 election....
01:17, 08/13/2019

UPDATE 1-Brazil's Bolsonaro faces backlash as sponsors ditch NY gala dinner Delta Air Lines, The Financial Times and Bain & Co have pulled out of an event in New York honoring Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, the firms said on Thursday, as the South American leader faces blowback for racist and homophobic comments....
23:51, 05/02/2019

Thousands March to Support Brazilian President Bolsonaro Amid Widespread Criticism of Him (RIO DE JANEIRO) — Thousands gathered in cities across Brazil on Sunday to show support for President Jair Bolsonaro, who faces an uncooperative Congress, street protests, a family corruption scandal and falling approval ratings five months into his term. The stumbling start for the far-right ...
09:34, 05/27/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro fires 'militant' head of climate change action group Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fired the head of a government-backed climate forum, after the group organized states to work around the right-wing federal government's ambiguous positions on climate change....
23:34, 05/10/2019

Brazil's Bolsonaro hands indigenous land decisions back to farm sector Right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro issued a new decree on Wednesday putting decisions on indigenous land claims in the hands of the Ministry of Agriculture, four weeks after Congress rebuffed him on the move that is sought by Brazil's farm lobby....
05:00, 06/20/2019

| March against Bolsonaro | Epstein death: WATCH the top world news videos for today Brazil tribal women protest Bolsonaro's 'genocidal policies' | Epstein death shifts focus to conspirators, will; here are the top world news videos for today. WATCH....
06:17, 08/14/2019

Bolsonaro tight-lipped as minister faces calls to resign over Lula scandal Sérgio Moro had ‘totally inappropriate’ links with prosecutorsMoro jailed Bolsonaro’s top rival, Lula, before Brazil electionBrazil’s justice minister is facing growing calls to resign after a series of politically explosive leaks that some observers believe could have a profound effect on Brazilian...
05:51, 06/12/2019

Brazil states forge ahead in climate change fight despite Bolsonaro ambivalence State governments in Brazil have agreed to work toward fulfilling the country's Paris Agreement climate change commitments, despite far-right President Jair Bolsonaro's ambivalence over the pact....
18:17, 04/28/2019

Brazil: calls grow for Bolsonaro ally to quit after 'devastating' report on leaks In new disclosures, conservative magazine Veja says Sergio Moro, who led Operation Car Wash, guilty of serious ‘irregularities’Brazil’s justice minister Sérgio Moro is facing renewed pressure to resign after the country’s leading conservative magazine waded into a snowballing scandal over his role i...
06:19, 07/06/2019

Bolsonaro rejects 'Captain Chainsaw' label as data shows deforestation 'exploded' Data says 2,254 sq km cleared in July as president says Macron and Merkel ‘haven’t realized Brazil’s under new management’Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon “exploded” in July it has emerged as Jair Bolsonaro scoffed at his portrayal as Brazil’s “Captain Chainsaw” and mocked Emmanuel Macron and A...
18:00, 08/07/2019

UPDATE 1-Brazil government to announce economic stimulus package this week -Bolsonaro Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday that his administration will announce an economic stimulus package this week to revive flagging growth, confirming earlier media reports....
01:00, 07/18/2019

UPDATE 2-Brazil eyes stimulus package to mark 200 days of Bolsonaro's government Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Wednesday his government will announce an economic stimulus package this week to revive flagging growth, confirming earlier media reports, in an effort to mark the first 200 days of his administration....
03:34, 07/18/2019

Merkel: We're prepared for any Brexit outcome German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that she would meet British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday evening to discuss Britain's planned departure from the European Union, adding that Berlin was also prepared for a disorderly Brexit....
19:34, 08/18/2019

Angela Merkel ‘is well’ after being seen shaking: spokesperson "The memory of the incident last week led to the situation today - so (it was) a psychologically driven process," the official said. "There is nothing to worry about."...
23:34, 06/27/2019

Chancellor Angela Merkel as art motif As she turns 65 on July 17, DW looks at how the German Chancellor has been depicted by artists. Across nearly 15 years in high office, Angela Merkel has graced everything from "Time" magazine to city street art walls....
13:00, 07/17/2019

We all need to compromise to get deal on new EU bosses: Merkel Everyone will have to make compromises if an agreement is to be reached on how to parcel out top jobs in the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said upon arriving for the third day of a Brussels summit....
11:51, 07/02/2019

Angela Merkel: We need to fight for Europe The German chancellor has urged Europeans to fight for the EU's fundamental values to secure peace. In an interview with a German daily, Merkel also revealed her stance on key issues such as Brexit and climate change....
08:51, 05/16/2019

| Merkel says neo-Nazis must be tackled 'without taboos' German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany must resist neo-Nazis "without any taboos" following the killing of a local politician by a suspected right-wing extremist....
19:17, 06/23/2019

Merkel seen shaking for third time in weeks German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met Finland's visiting prime minister on Wednesday — her third bout within the last month....
16:17, 07/10/2019

Worries on the horizon for Angela Merkel From climate change and trembling spells to a trembling government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces many challenges as she returns to office post-vacation....
21:00, 08/14/2019

Right-wing comedian’s prison sentence sparks free-speech debate in Bolsonaro’s Brazil The line between offensive and criminally offensive has become a central issue in Brazil today, as the nation’s institutions — including its new president — test the boundaries of the freedom of expression....
19:51, 05/15/2019

Brazil lawmakers open pension debate as Bolsonaro pushes private savings accounts Brazil's congressional committee on pension reform began debating a revised bill on Tuesday, as President Jair Bolsonaro urged lawmakers to rethink their move to drop his plan to introduce a retirement system based on private savings accounts....
17:34, 06/18/2019

Trump Jr, Bolsonaro Jr … beware the Adult Idiot Sons of unhinged presidents | Arwa Madhawi The world’s worst leaders have an heir who will risk peace to get Dad’s attention. It’s a whole new generation of moronsThere is an emerging political phenomenon that poses a unique threat to international stability and our collective sanity. It is the growing influence of what is sometimes known, i...
23:00, 05/02/2019

Bolsonaro minister who jailed Lula takes leave after leaks cast doubt on impartiality Sérgio Moro became a national hero for his role as a judge in the sweeping graft scandal Operation Car WashBrazil’s justice minister, Sérgio Moro, has been granted a leave of absence following a slew of damaging leaks that have cast serious doubts over his impartiality as a judge in a sweeping graft...
07:17, 07/09/2019

Brazilian airman on Bolsonaro's trip to G20 summit caught with 86 pounds of cocaine aboard plane A member of Brazil’s Air Force who was set to join President Jair Bolsonaro on his trip to Japan for this week’s G20 summit was arrested Tuesday after Spanish police found 86 pounds of cocaine in his luggage, officials said....
14:17, 06/27/2019

Merkel dismisses report she’s given up on new party leader BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has dismissed a report claiming she has concluded the new leader of her center-right party isn’t up to leading the country. Merkel handed over the leadership of her Christian Democratic Union to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in December and said she w...
14:51, 05/29/2019

German ex-spy chief pushes Angela Merkel's CDU further right The former head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency has been accused of courting the far right following his sacking. Hans-Georg Maassen is the noisiest member of the conservative wing of Angela Merkel's CDU....
23:34, 07/21/2019

AfD aside, Germans consider Angela Merkel's health private Nearly 60% of Germans say Angela Merkel's shaking in public is a personal matter, according to a survey. The chancellor, who turns 65 next week, has led Germany since 2005....
02:34, 07/14/2019

Macron and Merkel offered the PM nothing - apart from a means to fail The cliche "good cop, bad cop" has been used too much about this first episode of shuttle boat diplomacy from Boris Johnson. Merkel, apparently, is the first and Macron the latter....
19:34, 08/22/2019

Merkel to fly with two German government Airbus A340s to G20 German government planes are famous for breaking down at inopportune moments. The airforce said they have a cunning plan to make sure there won't be another fiasco when Angela Merkel flies again this week....
23:51, 06/26/2019

History will prove Merkel right on refugees: EU's Juncker Angela Merkel was right to take in nearly 1 million refugees in 2015, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in an interview. He also revealed how he got Donald Trump to kiss him....
09:17, 05/24/2019

Merkel fan accidentally grounds chancellor’s plane BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government plane has been grounded by an excited fan who jumped out of her van to take a photo of it at Dortmund airport but forgot to put the parking brake on, and the vehicle rolled slowly into the nose of the jet. Germany’s Spiegel Online poste...
11:34, 05/14/2019

Angela Merkel says she is 'very well' after visibly shaking during ceremony Angela Merkel has said that she is doing "very well" after she was seen shaking during a welcome ceremony on Tuesday, suggesting that dehydration was to blame....
21:34, 06/18/2019

Angela Merkel seen shaking for second time in weeks Angela Merkel has been seen shaking in public for the second time in less than two weeks, raising further concern for the wellbeing of the German chancellor....
12:34, 06/27/2019

Most Germans believe Merkel heir is not yet fit to replace her: poll Angela Merkel's heir apparent, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, is not ready to succeed her as chancellor, a poll showed on Wednesday, in a setback to their party's plans for a smooth leadership transition....
19:17, 05/29/2019

Merkel stands with congresswomen attacked by Trump German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that US President Donald Trump's racist comments about four Democratic Congresswomen "undermine America's strength" and that she stands in "solidarity" with the women....
13:00, 07/20/2019

Merkel's CDU plans tough consequences for far-right AfD cooperation The center-right has taken a tough stance against any members who might suggest a coalition with the nationalist AfD. The CDU called the AfD a party that "tolerates anti-Semitism and racism" and far-right extremism....
22:17, 06/24/2019

Reforming EU won't block Balkan enlargement: Merkel French President Emmanuel Macron's view that the European Union cannot admit more members until its governance mechanisms have become more efficient need not delay the accession of Balkan countries to the bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said....
16:34, 07/05/2019

EU Compromise Exposes Merkel's Waning Influence Germany’s Angela Merkel ceded ground to France’s Emmanuel Macron in this week’s agreement to apportion the EU’s top jobs. The deal exposed the chancellor’s shrinking influence on the international stage while highlighting the French president’s ability to strike unconventional alliances....
09:34, 07/05/2019

Angela Merkel: 'I understand questions about my health' At her annual press conference in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel reiterated that she is feeling well. There have been increased concerns about her health after she was seen shaking several times in public....
12:34, 07/19/2019

Merkel and Macron spar in hunt for 'Mr or Ms Europe' German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron disagreed on Tuesday over who should be the next chief of the European Commission as EU leaders bargained over names for the bloc's top jobs in the next five years....
22:51, 05/28/2019

Angela Merkel seen shaking for second time in just over a week German chancellor will travel to G20 despite visibly shaking at public event in BerlinAngela Merkel has travelled to the G20 summit in Japan, despite experiencing a second bout of shaking in just over a week at a public event, her spokesperson has said.“Everything is going ahead as planned,” Steffen...
22:34, 06/27/2019

Putin knows we want Ukraine gas transit to continue, says Merkel Russian President Vladimir Putin has stressed that he is aware of Germany's demand that Ukraine continues to transport gas to Europe after the opening of the Nordstream 2 pipeline, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday....
15:51, 06/18/2019

Merkel protege AKK given defence job seen as poisoned chalice Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeds new EU commission president Ursula von der Leyen as German defence ministerAngela Merkel’s favoured successor as chancellor has been appointed Germany’s new defence minister in an unexpected and potentially risky move after Ursula von der Leyen’s confirmation as E...
15:17, 07/17/2019

Merkel calls for Europe to stand up against far-right parties German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Saturday for Europe to push back against far-right parties, saying populist movements wanted to destroy core European values such as fighting corruption and protecting minorities....
21:51, 05/18/2019

Merkel says Croatia's euro ambitions very realistic German chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday Croatia was well on track to join the European common currency by 2024, citing the youngest EU member's economic development....
21:51, 05/18/2019

Angela Merkel's best laid plans are falling apart Angela Merkel may have been hoping for a smooth exit to her long tenure as German Chancellor. Instead, she could be in for a rough ride, after suffering two major political blows in the past week....
11:17, 06/04/2019

Merkel warns of populists’ rise in Europe BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany has to be more vigilant when it comes to nationalist movements across Europe because of the country’s Nazi past. Merkel, who was interviewed by CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in Berlin, said in excerpts released Tuesday that Germany has to f...
10:34, 05/28/2019

EU wants to avoid escalation of Iran dispute - Merkel The European Union wants to avoid an escalation in the dispute about Iran's nuclear program, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, adding that Tehran must recognize that it is in its own interests to remain committed to the nuclear deal....
19:34, 05/09/2019

Merkel: Concerned about Gulf, should use every opportunity for diplomacy German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that she was concerned about the situation in the Gulf, adding that every opportunity for diplomatic contact should be used....
14:00, 07/19/2019

Germans fret about Merkel after shaking episodes "Does Merkel travel too much?" asked mass-selling daily Bild on Friday as Germans fret about the health of their chancellor, who sat rather than stood at a ceremony on Thursday after shaking for the third time in as many weeks when standing a day earlier....
15:00, 07/12/2019

Macron says he would back Merkel if she runs for EU leadership French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday that he would support German Chancellor Angela Merkel if she were to seek to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission....
00:00, 06/12/2019

Brexit: Did Merkel set a 30-day Irish backstop deadline? German Chancellor Angela Merkel's suggestion that Britain and the EU could find a solution to the Irish backstop in the next 30 days has "emboldened" British PM Boris Johnson. But should he really be feeling encouraged?...
18:34, 08/22/2019

Angela Merkel's heir apparent: Can AKK still cut it as chancellor? Long considered German Chancellor Angela Merkel's anointed heir, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has been building her international profile. But within party ranks, debate is simmering over whether "AKK" is fit for the job....
17:17, 06/12/2019

Merkel’s Health Intensifies Debate Over Her Succession When the German leader was seen shaking in public twice in a matter of days, it was largely played down. Then she powered her way through a grueling week of travel and meetings....
23:34, 07/02/2019

Merkel Is Seen Shaking Again, Renewing Health Concerns It was the third time in less than a month that Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany had been seen trembling, but she insisted that her health was fine....
15:00, 07/10/2019

Angela Merkel blames dehydration for shakes German chancellor started to shake in hot Berlin sun while welcoming Ukraine presidentAngela Merkel has blamed dehydration after she started to visibly shake in the hot Berlin sun while welcoming the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, to the German capital.As a military band played the two co...
21:00, 06/18/2019

Bolsonaro backlash: Event honoring Brazilian president defies corporate support of LGBT rights Marriott, Delta Airlines and major Wall Street banks have been vocal defenders of LGBT rights, but sponsorship of an event honoring Brazil's new controversial president Jair Bolsonaro calls into question their previous actions and statements....
22:00, 04/30/2019

"Feel Very Well," Says Angela Merkel After Fresh Trembling Spell German Chancellor Angela Merkel insisted she was "very well", despite suffering her third trembling spell in less than a month on Wednesday that revived questions about her health....
16:34, 07/10/2019

Trump's ambassador Grenell muddled on Merkel comments Ambassador Richard Grenell has again earned the ire of the German public. This time for perpetuating a misleading story about Merkel calling the United States a "rival."...
21:51, 05/17/2019

Macron floats backing Merkel as head of EU's executive arm French President Emmanuel Macron says he would support German Chancellor Angela Merkel if she wanted to be the head of the European Union's executive body....
22:51, 06/11/2019

Angela Merkel to address Harvard’s graduating class CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to address Harvard University graduates. The Ivy League school is hosting its 368th commencement ceremony Thursday with a keynote speech from Merkel. It caps several days of activities that also included speeches from former U.S. Vice Pr...
08:51, 05/30/2019

Angela Merkel says she is in good health after third shaking bout German chancellor began trembling at reception for Finnish prime ministerAngela Merkel has insisted she is in good health after experiencing a third bout of shaking in as many weeks at a public event in Berlin.The German chancellor was seen trembling during military honours for Finland’s prime minis...
16:17, 07/10/2019

Merkel ally AKK suggests party exclusion for ex-spy chief Germany’s ex-spy chief Hans-Georg Maassen faces possible exclusion from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives over his alleged far-right stance. The call comes CDU party chief Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer....
13:34, 08/17/2019

Merkel 'grilled' by students over Sahel weapons exports During her West Africa trip, Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a student's question on why the region's armies are weaker than terrorists. From Burkina Faso she flew to Mali, where German UN troops are deployed....
21:00, 05/02/2019

Merkel sets PM 'blistering' 30-day timetable for Brexit solution Boris Johnson has agreed to Angela Merkel's demand that the UK provide a "solution" to the Brexit deadlock within a "blistering timetable" of 30 days....
21:34, 08/21/2019

Opinion: Merkel entitled to privacy over health concerns How much should the German public know about any of Chancellor Angela Merkel's potential illnesses? She, too, has a right to her privacy — the same as every other German citizen, says Felix Steiner....
02:34, 07/14/2019

EU summit: Merkel, Macron at odds over top European Commission job Ahead of a summit to discuss EU election results, the French and German leaders have disagreed over how to choose the next European Commission president. Emmanuel Macron has said the process should not be automatic....
06:51, 05/28/2019

Croatia's WWII divisions in the open as Merkel visits Croatia's divisions over its World War II legacy will be out in the open when German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits the country to drum up support for moderate, conservative candidates in the upcoming elections to the European Parliament....
17:34, 05/17/2019

Merkel admits differences with Macron, says they agree on fundamentals German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she and French President Emmanuel Macron have "intense debates" and think differently but can still find compromises, insisting that they are able to drive the European Union forward....
19:51, 05/15/2019

Johnson courts Merkel after EU snubs backstop alternatives Boris Johnson will meet the German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin this afternoon, just a day after she added her voice to EU scepticism about his "alternative arrangements" to the Irish backstop....
19:00, 08/21/2019

Merkel: Britain will remain partner even if it is no longer EU member German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Britain would remain a partner even if it is no longer a member of the European Union in future, adding that work with British Prime Minister Theresa May's successor would depend on how he approaches the European Commission....
14:00, 07/19/2019

Merkel: Europe must unite to stand up to China, Russia and US German chancellor also shares views on Brexit and climate crisis in interviewEurope must reposition itself to stand up to the challenges posed by its three big global rivals, China, Russia and the US, Angela Merkel has said before her final European election as German chancellor.Facing challenges th...
01:51, 05/16/2019

Merkel rules out top EU job after term as German chancellor ends Merkel had fueled speculation that she was seeking a top EU post after she spoke about her "renewed sense of responsibility" for Europe in an interview. Her final term as German chancellor is scheduled to end in 2021....
15:34, 05/16/2019

Macron and Merkel at odds over EU top jobs after European elections German backing of MEP Manfred Weber to replace Juncker has met with resistance from FranceParis and Berlin appear on a collision course over the replacement of Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European commission after poor results for the centre-right in the European elections damaged Angela...
20:51, 05/27/2019

Merkel honors Hitler assassins, laments rise of far right The chancellor said Germans have a "duty" to stand up to right-wing extremists just as the resistance faced down Adolf Hitler. July 20 is the 75th anniversary of the failed assassination attempt on the Nazi dictator....
02:34, 07/14/2019

| Merkel says Trump tweets 'go against what makes America great' German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying the US leader's attacks "go against what makes America great"....
17:00, 07/19/2019

UK parliament cannot stop Brexit, Johnson to tell Macron and Merkel Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Westminster parliament cannot stop Brexit and a new deal must be agreed if Britain is to avoid leaving the EU without one....
01:51, 08/18/2019

Merkel sticks to Spitzenkandidat though Macron pushes for EU talks Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday said Germany still favors picking the "Spitzenkandidat" from a winning party for the post of European Commission president while French President Emmanuel Macron's office said he didn't want the process to be automatic....
04:00, 05/28/2019

Election Setbacks Jeopardize Merkel's Exit Plan A poor electoral showing by Germany’s ruling parties this week has shaken the government and cast doubt on Chancellor Angela Merkel’s succession plan....
00:34, 05/30/2019

Angela Merkel Suffers New Trembling Spell Ahead Of G20 German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday suffered another episode of uncontrolled trembling, a week after a similar incident that sparked questions about her health....
12:51, 06/27/2019

Angela Merkel blasts SPD for failing to back von der Leyen Merkel wants German Social Democrats to stop thwarting Ursula von der Leyen's bid to lead the EU Commission. Many officials domestically and across the bloc say the defense minister's bid for the job was forced through....
10:34, 07/12/2019

German leader Merkel says ‘I’m fine’ after shaking at events BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she understands reporters’ questions surrounding her health after two incidents this month in which she was seen shaking at public events, but insisted: “I’m fine.” Merkel said Saturday at the end of the Group of 20 summit in...
15:51, 06/29/2019

Merkel successor denies urging ex-spy chief's ejection The head of Germany's ruling Christian Democrats insists she has not called for ex-domestic intel boss Hans-Georg Maassen's exclusion from the party. The ex-spy chief has been accused of sympathizing with the far right....
23:34, 08/18/2019

Merkel has third bout of shaking, says she is fine and 'working through' issue German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was "working through" a bout of shaking that first occurred in mid-June and struck for the third time on Wednesday, though she insisted she was fine and that "just as it happened one day, so it will disappear"....
20:00, 07/10/2019

Fan driving van collides with Angela Merkel's jet on German runway An overzealous Angela Merkel fan jumped out of her van at Dortmund Airport Monday to take a picture of the German chancellor but forgot to put on the parking brake which led to a low-speed collision after the vehicle rolled into the nose of the jet....
22:00, 05/14/2019

Merkel hopes for G20 progress on U.S.-China trade dispute German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she hoped the United States and China would make some progress toward defusing their trade dispute at the G20 meeting of leading economies in Japan....
14:00, 06/28/2019

Merkel successor AKK calls for German 'climate consensus' The top Christian Democrat wants Bundestag parties to come to a climate consensus. In an interview with German media, CDU boss Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer also had stern words for coalition partners the Social Democrats....
03:00, 07/08/2019

Opinion: Merkel's Harvard speech is noteworthy for what she didn't say German Chancellor Angela Merkel's poignant and personal commencement speech at Harvard University was also a thinly veiled appeal to reject Trumpism. But more interesting than what she said was what she did not say....
05:34, 05/31/2019

Merkel uses Harvard commencement speech to swipe at Trump German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave the commencement speech at Harvard University on Thursday where she made not-so-subtle swipes at President Trump. ...
06:00, 05/31/2019

Angela Merkel, Seen Trembling At Official Ceremony, Says She's "Fine" German Chancellor Angela Merkel dismissed concerns about her health after visibly trembling at an official ceremony Tuesday, saying she was just a bit dehydrated in the heat....
03:00, 06/19/2019

| Merkel vows to work for 'orderly Brexit' after May leaves Germany will keep working towards an "orderly" Brexit, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday, hours after Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation....
01:51, 05/25/2019

Onus is on Merkel's conservatives to keep German coalition alive, says SPD German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives need to implement policies dear to their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners to keep their ruling alliance alive, SPD Secretary General Lars Klingbeil said on Tuesday....
09:34, 06/04/2019

Merkel cautions EU leaders over choice of EU Commission chief German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that EU leaders could provoke a crisis if they did not take into account the views of the European Parliament when choosing the next head of the EU executive....
07:00, 06/21/2019

Merkel party members aim 'to reconcile the social with the national' Germany "must reconcile the social with the national," a state politician said, using a phrase that to many resembled National Socialism. Now Merkel's CDU has had to reiterate it won't cooperate with the far-right AfD....
01:00, 06/21/2019

Opinion: German YouTuber takes on Angela Merkel's CDU A 26-year-old YouTuber is making headlines with his tirade against the Christian Democrats. Many disagree with the man's tone, but his video makes an important contribution to democracy, DW's Fabian von der Mark writes....
19:00, 05/23/2019

Merkel, Macron to host Balkans meeting in Berlin German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron are hosting a meeting of Balkan leaders in Berlin, a move intended to restart deadlocked talks between Serbia and Kosovo....
14:17, 04/29/2019

In Harvard Speech, Merkel Rebukes Trump’s Worldview in All but Name Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany told the Harvard graduates of 2019 to be “outward looking, not isolationist,” and not “describe lies as truth and truth as lies.”...
05:17, 05/31/2019

Merkel says recovered from shaking bout after drinking water German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who was seen shaking when she met visiting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy earlier on Tuesday, said she had since drunk water and was feeling better....
15:51, 06/18/2019

Merkel ally Schaeuble says her CDU could govern alone if SPD quits coalition Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative alliance could rule alone if their Social Democrat (SPD) coalition partners quit the government, said former finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, who is now president of Germany's lower house of parliament....
12:17, 07/08/2019

Merkel backs Ukraine's Zelenskiy in Russia dispute The Ukrainian president has vowed to push his country towards EU and NATO accession. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed his calls for maintaining sanctions against Russia....
16:51, 06/18/2019

Germans want Merkel's ruling coalition to continue rule Ruling parties in Germany performed badly in the recent EU vote, prompting speculation that Angela Merkel's government could fall. A new opinion poll shows Germans want the CSU/CDU and the SPD to stay together....
05:17, 06/11/2019

Angela Merkel: you’re on hols, so less of the despotism please | Rebecca Nicholson The German chancellor’s vacation reading speaks volumesOne of the reasons I tend not to mind the tinny hiss of other people’s headphones on public transport is that I am a horribly nosey person. Recently, I sat next to a middle-aged man in a work suit who played that ubiquitous Lewis Capaldi got-dum...
22:17, 08/10/2019

Pompeo meeting with Merkel cancelled over ‘pressing issues’ BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. State Department says a planned meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Chancellor Angela Merkel has been canceled. Pompeo was due to meet Merkel and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Berlin on Tuesday. The State Department said the meetings have had to be ...
11:51, 05/07/2019

Chief of Merkel's junior coalition partner resigns Andreas Nahles’s resignation fuels fears Germany’s embattled government may fallThe leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s junior coalition partner, the SPD, has announced she is resigning as party chief, raising the spectre that Germany’s embattled government could collapse.Andreas Nahles said in a s...
12:34, 06/02/2019

Merkel: Feeling better after shaking raised health questions German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's doing fine, a day after concerns over her health were raised when she appeared unsteady and visibly shaking while meeting the Ukrainian president outside her Berlin office....
20:51, 06/19/2019

Opinion: What Ursula von der Leyen learned from Angela Merkel The EU is a game with three summits and, in the end, a German wins? In this case, yes. But Ursula von der Leyen's years in Berlin will prove ideal preparation for the European Commission, says DW's Maximiliane Koschyk....
22:51, 07/03/2019

German SPD leader quits in blow to Merkel's loveless coalition Andrea Nahles said on Sunday she would resign as the leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD), raising new doubts about the durability of Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition with the center-left party....
16:51, 06/02/2019

Merkel seeks to scotch rumours of a rift with her party's new leader German chancellor dismisses as ‘rubbish’ claims she thinks CDU successor is not up to jobAngela Merkel has sought to scotch rumours of a rift with her party’s new leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, dismissing reports that she thinks her successor is not up to the job.The German chancellor defended ...
16:34, 05/29/2019

Merkel favors carbon pricing to meet environmental targets Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she flavored carbon prices to incentivize savings in climate-damaging emissions, as Germany struggles to meet its 2030 environmental targets....
15:00, 07/19/2019

Merkel feels solidarity with minority congresswomen attacked by Trump German Chancellor Merkel on Friday distanced herself from U.S. President Donald Trump's comment that four minority Democratic congresswomen should "go back" to where they came from....
14:00, 07/19/2019

Angela Merkel Sits Through National Anthems After Shaking Spells Angela Merkel remained seated during national anthems at an official ceremony on Thursday, as the German chancellor apparently sought to prevent a repeat of uncontrollable shaking with a rare change......
17:17, 07/11/2019

Angela Merkel sits for anthems after latest shaking episode German chancellor reportedly requests change of protocol after third bout of tremblingAngela Merkel sat through the German and Danish national anthems during a ceremony welcoming Denmark’s prime minister to Berlin. The German chancellor reportedly requested the change in protocol a day after she was...
17:00, 07/11/2019

YouTuber’s viral video puts Merkel’s party on defensive BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right Christian Democrats are hitting back at a YouTube star’s viral video attacking the party’s stance on climate change and social inequality. The YouTuber, who goes by the online moniker Rezo, posted an expletive-laden rant ...
14:51, 05/22/2019

Angela Merkel issues warning about rise of nationalism in Europe ​G​erman Chancellor Angela Merkel said the “specters of the past” must be confronted as she warned of the rise of nationalism in Europe and around the globe. ​”In Germany, obviously, they always have to be seen in a certain context, in the context of our past, which means we have t...
00:34, 05/29/2019

German EU election results ramp up pressure on Merkel's coalition Germany's major parties have slumped again in the European elections, with the Social Democrats particularly hard-hit. The result could potentially accelerate Chancellor Angela Merkel's departure....
05:17, 05/27/2019

Angela Merkel: 'I distance myself' from Donald Trump's racist comments In her annual summer press conference, the German chancellor strongly criticized the US President for his recent diatribe against Democratic congresswomen, saying it went against the strength of America....
19:17, 07/19/2019

Merkel: '30 days' Brexit remarks were meant to highlight urgency German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had not given Britain 30 days to find a solution for the so-called Irish backstop but had wanted to highlight how short time was before Britain's planned European Union exit date of Oct. 31....
16:34, 08/22/2019

Merkel meets Orban in Hungary to commemorate 'Pan-European Picnic' The two leaders have met as part of the commemorations of the symbolic event that led to an exodus of East Germans to the West. Merkel thanked Hungary for its role in bringing down the Iron Curtain....
23:17, 08/19/2019

Merkel's government delivers on promises, but voters aren't convinced The German government is working at a "record-breaking" pace according to a new study, but only 10% of voters agree. With state elections looming, time is running out for Berlin to convince the public it's doing its job....
23:17, 08/19/2019

Angela Merkel stands in 'solidarity' with congresswomen attacked by Trump German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that US President Donald Trump's racist comments about four Democratic Congresswomen "undermine America's strength" and that she stands in "solidarity" with the women....
01:00, 07/20/2019

Western Balkans: Merkel 'optimistic' about EU accession despite French doubts German Chancellor Angel Merkel assured Balkan states that negotiations to join the EU are in the bloc's interest, countering concerns by the French president, who insisted EU reforms must come before further enlargement....
21:51, 07/05/2019

Croatia denies rights violations ahead of Merkel visit The chancellor and the German center-right candidate for the top EU post head to the Balkans before the European Parliament elections. Croatia plays an important role in keeping displaced people at the EU's periphery....
21:51, 05/17/2019

Merkel's health is a private matter, Germans say after shaking bouts Most Germans believe Angela Merkel's health is a private matter, a poll showed on Saturday, after the chancellor suffered the latest in a series of shaking episodes this week that have raised questions about whether she should give an explanation....
18:34, 07/13/2019

Angela Merkel warns against dark forces on the rise in Europe In an exclusive interview with CNN, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says "Germany can and will not uncouple itself" from the dark forces that are finding mainstream support in Germany and other parts of the world....
07:51, 05/28/2019

The Latest: Merkel’s party offers talks with YouTube critic THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the European Parliament elections (all times local): 1 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is offering talks with a YouTube star whose video attacking it has garnered 5 million views. The YouTuber, who goes by the name Rezo, posted an explet...
13:34, 05/23/2019

Merkel says new German defence minister will quickly succeed von der Leyen German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a new defence minister would be found quickly after Ursula von der Leyen announced she would resign regardless of the outcome of the European Parliament's Tuesday vote to decide on her appointment as European Commission head....
15:00, 07/16/2019

'Spectres of the past': Angela Merkel sounds alarm over antisemitsm Germany has responsibility to tackle antisemitism and far-right politics, says chancellorAngela Merkel has said antisemitism is a problem in Germany and the country has a historical responsibility to face up to the growing threat of far-right populism both at home and abroad.Speaking after European ...
14:34, 05/28/2019

Leader of Merkel's Coalition Partner Resigns, Shaking Government The future of Angela Merkel’s government was thrown into doubt after the chairwoman of the German Chancellor’s junior coalition partner resigned following the party’s worst-ever election result a week ago....
13:34, 06/02/2019

Italy’s Salvini says Merkel, Macron have ‘ruined’ the European Union Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini excoriated German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday, accusing them of having “ruined” Europe -- after Merkel said he wasn’t welcome in her center-right European party....
03:00, 05/17/2019

Angela Merkel takes to CNN to talk EU vote, anti-Semitism German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been conspicuously quiet in recent weeks. She rarely gives interviews as it is, let alone to foreign media. Now, though, she has sat down with CNN's Christiane Amanpour....
16:17, 05/28/2019

Macron would back Angela Merkel as European Commission president The German chancellor has repeatedly denied any intention to continue in politics, but talk of her leading the Commission persists. France's president has now given his backing for Angela Merkel to take over in the role....
13:00, 06/12/2019

Merkel: Iran must uphold nuclear deal, or face consequences Germany is doing all it can to defuse heightened tensions with Iran in a peaceful way, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday, adding, however, that Iran must stick to the 2015 international nuclear agreement....
15:51, 06/18/2019

German minister to look at how to proceed after EU court rejects toll, Merkel says German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday her transport minister would look at how to proceed after the EU's top court rejected plans to introduce a German highway toll....
15:51, 06/18/2019

EU leaders want to settle on EU Commission chief by June summit: Merkel German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that EU leaders had agreed they would try to settle on a candidate to head the EU executive, the European Commission, by the next time they meet for a summit in June....
22:51, 05/28/2019

Pompeo to meet with Merkel next week at start of Europe visit U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Berlin next week at the start of a trip to Europe and will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel that had been scheduled earlier this month, but were called off at the last minute as tensions rose over Iran....
21:34, 05/24/2019

Brexit: Boris Johnson, Angela Merkel to face off over stalemate Ahead of his meeting with the German Chancellor, Boris Johnson has again urged the EU to reopen Brexit negotiations. The silence so far has been deafening. What is Johnson hoping to achieve in Berlin?...
00:00, 08/21/2019

YouTuber's viral video puts Merkel's party on defensive German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right Christian Democrats are hitting back at a YouTube star's viral video attacking the party's stance on climate change and social inequality....
19:00, 05/22/2019

Manfred Weber: Merkel's pick to head European Commission It's Munich versus Maastricht in the battle to be the EU's chief executive. Manfred Weber, an MEP from Bavaria's Christian Social Union, is debating his center-left rival from the Netherlands, Frans Timmermans....
18:00, 05/07/2019

Opinion: Angela Merkel's Harvard speech is noteworthy for what she didn't say German Chancellor Angela Merkel's poignant and personal commencement speech at Harvard University was also a thinly veiled appeal to reject Trumpism. But more interesting than what she said was what she did not say....
13:17, 05/31/2019

Merkel Blasts Trade Barriers and 'Lies' in Rebuke of Trump German Chancellor Angela Merkel used a commencement speech at Harvard to defend multilateralism and free trade in one of her most pointed critiques of policies championed by President Trump....
04:34, 05/31/2019

Bullying won't break EU unity, Merkel ally tells UK's Johnson The European Union will not be bullied into compromising its principles, Norbert Roettgen, a German lawmaker and ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel, said in a warning to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson....
09:17, 07/26/2019

Youth’s Video Takes Aim at Merkel’s Party in Run-Up to European Elections A 55-minute clip attacking Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party logged more than nine million views in six days. The German establishment has taken notice....
16:51, 05/25/2019

German lawmaker urges Merkel to pay more attention to Cameroon crisis German lawmaker Christoph Hoffmann has written a letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel asking her to weigh in on Cameroon’s political crisis. A new report places Cameroon at the top of the list of neglected crises....
19:17, 06/05/2019

Angela Merkel tells Harvard grads to 'tear down walls' The chancellor has addressed students at the elite university, encouraging them to shape the future. Her halting speech appeared to contain a few digs on President Donald Trump, without mentioning him by name....
05:34, 05/31/2019

Jeremy Hunt claims Merkel is willing to renegotiate Brexit deal Foreign secretary says chancellor told him Brussels would listen if new PM had ‘right approach’The Conservative leadership hopeful Jeremy Hunt has claimed Angela Merkel would be willing to renegotiate the UK’s Brexit deal and possibly the Irish border arrangements opposed by Eurosceptics.The foreign...
16:51, 06/09/2019

Merkel remains cautious on Macron's carbon neutrality plan Pressure from the world's children to avert a climate catastrophe should be taken seriously, Chancellor Angela Merkel has told a Berlin conference. She stayed coy on calls for EU carbon dioxide neutrality by 2050....
16:00, 05/14/2019

Merkel party leader rejects call to end Russia sanctions BERLIN (AP) — The leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party is rejecting a state governor’s call for an end to sanctions against Russia. Saxony state Gov. Michael Kretschmer, a member of Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union, met President Vladimir Putin at an economic forum ...
16:34, 06/08/2019

Merkel should serve full term says heir Kramp-Karrenbauer Germany's CDU, the party once led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, is now led by Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. She insists she is not trying to push Merkel out as chancellor before 2021....
11:17, 05/12/2019

German SPD's record low in poll adds to strain on Merkel's coalition The Social Democrats slipped to 11% in a new Forsa poll, falling behind the far-right AfD. The environmental Green Party remains the most popular in Germany at 27%....
23:00, 06/15/2019

German state vote could threaten future of Merkel coalition Voters in the northern state of Bremen look set to inflict a humiliating blow on Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) in an election on Sunday that could hasten the end of their loveless federal coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives....
16:17, 05/26/2019

German SPD's record low in poll puts strain on Merkel's coalition Support for Germany's Social Democrat (SPD) party, a junior partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition, has slumped to a record low, a poll showed on Saturday, piling more pressure on it to quit the government and rebuild in opposition....
21:51, 06/15/2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledges aid to Burkina Faso OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has pledged 46 million euros ($51 million) to help Burkina Faso fight Islamic extremism. Merkel, who is on a three-nation tour in West Africa this week, made the announcement late Wednesday. While in the capital of Ouagadougou, she att...
15:17, 05/02/2019

German town backs Merkel's CDU, rejects AfD in vote for mayor Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Sunday won a run-off vote for mayor in a small town in the east of the country, beating the far-right, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany party....
00:17, 06/17/2019

German minister contradicts Merkel over Macron's climate plan Germany's Social Democrat (SPD) environment minister says the government should sign up to France's ambitious plan to reduce EU carbon emissions. Chancellor Angela Merkel had rejected Germany's participation on Friday....
20:17, 05/13/2019

The Latest: Italy’s Conte: Merkel asked about rescue captain ROME (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says he has told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the fate of the migrant rescue ship’s captain is in hands of his country’s justice system. Conte told journalists in Brus...
16:51, 07/01/2019

Merkel ally von der Leyen being considered for EU Commission head: Welt Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen is being touted by Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, as a potential successor to Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission, Die Welt reported on Tuesday....
13:34, 07/02/2019

Angela Merkel seen shaking at event in Berlin, second time in just over a week For the second time in just over a week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and began visibly shaking at a public event in Berlin on Thursday, rekindling concerns about her health....
17:51, 06/27/2019

Merkel marks German constitution anniversary by celebrating diversity Angela Merkel celebrated 70 years since the signing of the German Basic Law with a speech before young immigrants taking part in an integration program. She said Germany had learned it was a country of immigration....
21:00, 05/14/2019

1st woman — mother of 7 and Merkel disciple — is nominated to lead EU’s executive commission Ursula von der Leyen, a surprise choice to become the next head of the European Commission, is a strong supporter of closer European cooperation who has been Germany’s defense minister since 2013 and a fixture in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet over the longtime leader’s nearly 14 years in power....
11:00, 07/03/2019

Leader of Social Democrats, Merkel’s Coalition Partner, Announces Resignation Andrea Nahles announced she was stepping down after a dismal showing in the European election, raising questions about the future of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government....
11:34, 06/02/2019

Merkel's heir apparent denies pressuring German chancellor to resign The presumptive heir to Angela Merkel denied a report on Friday that she had pressured the German chancellor to step down after an election later this month for the European Parliament in which their conservative party is set to lose ground....
00:17, 05/18/2019

Angela Merkel urges 'humility' towards nature at Iceland climate meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Iceland for talks with leaders of Nordic countries. Climate policy is expected to dominate the agenda, and Merkel has called for 'humility' in our treatment of the environment....
00:00, 08/21/2019

Angela Merkel, Boris Johnson agree on Brexit goal, but not how to reach it In talks with German Chancellor Merkel, British PM Johnson reiterated a call to renegotiate the UK's divorce from the EU. Both leaders said they want to avoid a no-deal Brexit, but differ on how to achieve it....
11:00, 08/22/2019

German local politician from Angela Merkel's party found dead Walter Lübcke of CDU party was administrative chief of city of Kassel, in Hesse stateA local politician from the German city of Kassel was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head, police said on Monday, adding that no weapon was found at the scene.“We are looking for a perpetrator,” said the chi...
20:17, 06/03/2019

Path to power or poisoned chalice: Merkel protegee takes defense job Chancellor Angela Merkel's protegee, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, took over as defense minister on Wednesday, entering the cabinet in a move likely to make or break her chances of succeeding her mentor as Germany's leader by 2021....
15:34, 07/17/2019

WATCH: Angela Merkel filmed shaking during German national anthem German Chancellor Angela Merkel was filmed shaking repeatedly while listening to her country's national anthem, prompting fears she was suffering from dehydration, stress, or even Parkinson's disease....
00:17, 06/21/2019

Angela Merkel invites Boris Johnson amid Brexit differences German Chancellor Angela Merkel has invited new UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Berlin, a spokeswoman has said. No date has been set for the visit, which might be a difficult one....
22:17, 07/26/2019

German Greens explore leftist state alliance, in warning to Merkel Germany's Greens have proposed holding coalition talks in the city state of Bremen with the Social Democrats and far-left Linke, in a reminder to Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives that even if they come first in any elections, they are not guaranteed power....
16:00, 06/06/2019

Merkel's shaking episodes fuel debate about German power handover German Chancellor Angela Merkel's bouts of shaking at public events are firing up a debate among some of her Christian Democrats about whether she should pass power to her protege sooner than a planned handover in 2021, senior party sources say....
19:51, 07/11/2019

Leader of Merkel's CDU, Kramp-Karrenbauer, named German defense minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the head of Angela Merkel's conservative CDU party, has replaced Ursula von der Leyen as defense minister. The announcement came as a suprise to many in Berlin....
13:00, 07/17/2019

‘I feel fine’: Merkel dismisses health fears after shaking bouts German chancellor also says she feels solidarity with targets of Donald Trump’s racismAngela Merkel has sought to assuage concerns about her health after a spate of shaking bouts at public events, saying she is feeling fine and looking forward to a healthy life when she steps down in two years.“I un...
21:51, 07/19/2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticizes Trump for 'go back' remark German Chancellor Angela Merkel is standing alongside a group female congressional Democrats that President Trump criticized over the weekend, saying that the remarks he made were unbecoming of “the strength of America.” ...
21:51, 07/19/2019

Boris Johnson to meet Macron, Merkel as Brexit uncertainty looms The new UK prime minister will attempt to convince the French and German leaders to restart Brexit talks, according to British media. A longtime Brexiteer, Johnson has made his career criticizing the EU....
23:34, 08/18/2019

Pompeo scraps Merkel talks citing global 'security issues' Secretary of state abruptly pulls out of Berlin meeting and is silent on his next destinationThe US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has abruptly cancelled a long-established plan to hold talks with the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, in Berlin on Tuesday, citing unspecified “international securit...
20:51, 05/07/2019

Merkel gives Johnson 30 days to find solution to avoid no-deal Brexit Macron rules out renegotiating Brexit deal, as French see no deal as ‘most likely outcome’ Angela Merkel has challenged Boris Johnson to come up with a solution to avert a no-deal Brexit “in the next 30 days”, putting responsibility for stopping the UK crashing out of the EU firmly at the British pr...
09:00, 08/22/2019

US Secretary of State Pompeo cancels meeting with Merkel at short notice US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly called off a visit to Berlin, citing "pressing issues." He was scheduled to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas....
18:00, 05/07/2019

Angela Merkel sits during welcoming ceremony following third public shaking incident German Chancellor Angela Merkel sat during a welcoming ceremony for the Danish prime minister Thursday, just one day after she was seen visibly shaking for the third time in less than a month. ...
00:00, 07/12/2019

Most Germans find AKK unfit to replace Angela Merkel, poll finds While the transfer of power within the ruling CDU conservatives appears to have been well orchestrated, a new poll suggests few think Merkel's heir apparent, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, is up to the job of chancellor....
10:00, 05/30/2019

Hong Kong: Angela Merkel calls for peaceful solution to unrest The German chancellor is seeking an end to the unrest in Hong Kong through amicable talks. She says the constitution, protecting residents' freedoms, must be at the heart of any dialogue....
18:34, 08/14/2019

Merkel ally issues Brexit message after being elected to replace Juncker The new president of the European Commission issued an instant Brexit message after being elected to replace Jean-Claude Juncker - warning that both Britain and the EU "should do everything not to have a hard Brexit"....
23:34, 07/16/2019

Brexit withdrawal agreement will not be re-opened, warns key ally of Angela Merkel A key ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel today stressed that she and other EU leaders were adamant that the Brexit withdrawal agreement will not be re-opened....
01:51, 07/25/2019

Greens accuse Merkel of 'voodoo fiscal policy', want new debt for climate plan The leader of Germany's surging Greens party, a likely coalition partner in any new government, raised the pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Monday to ditch their balanced budget goal and finance a climate protection plan with new debt....
16:00, 08/12/2019

Merkel 'in good health' and ready to serve full term: chief of staff Chancellor Angela Merkel is in good health and on track to serve her full term in office through to 2021 in coalition with her Social Democrat (SPD) governing allies, her chief of staff told Reuters on Wednesday....
21:17, 07/17/2019

Merkel ally chides German Social Democrats over stance on EU Commission chief Germany's Social Democrats risk harming the coalition government in which they serve and triggering an EU constitutional crisis by opposing the nomination of Ursula von der Leyen to head the European Commission, a top German conservative said on Thursday....
21:34, 07/04/2019

Angela Merkel seen visibly shaking while standing next to Ukraine’s president; blames dehydration German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and began to visibly shake during an event in the hot sun in Berlin on Tuesday with the new Ukrainian leader, later dismissing the incident and blaming dehydration....
17:17, 06/18/2019

Merkel heir faces widespread criticism after proposal to regulate online opinion Chancellor Angela Merkel's heir apparent faced criticism from across Germany's political spectrum on Tuesday after she called for rules about expressing online opinions before elections in response to a YouTube video that criticized her party....
15:17, 05/28/2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Says She’s Fine After Visibly Shaking During Berlin Ceremony (BERLIN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly hadn’t drunk enough water. Merkel’s whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she t...
17:51, 06/18/2019

Angela Merkel ignores NATO defense pledge, snubbing US demands to spend more GDP The leader of Germany, Europe’s wealthiest country, has once again rejected U.S. requests to keep a promise to spend 2 percent of its GDP on defense so as to ensure the continued viability of the NATO alliance....
06:00, 08/15/2019

Merkel kicks off West Africa tour pledging support in fight against terrorism Boosting counter-terrorism support for countries in West Africa has become one of Angela Merkel's main priorities on the continent. The EU is also hoping to curb migration by improving security in the Sahel region....
21:17, 05/01/2019

European lawmakers send mixed signals ahead of critical vote on Merkel's ally Von der Leyen, one of the longest serving ministers in Germany, has tried to woo European lawmakers over the last two weeks – to convince them she is the right person to become the next European Commission President....
10:00, 07/16/2019

Angela Merkel says she rejects Trump’s racist remarks, stands ‘in solidarity’ with Ilhan Omar The German chancellor is the latest foreign official to condemn President Trump's comments and show her support for the Somali-born U.S. congresswoman....
18:00, 07/19/2019

PM Modi Meets Angela Merkel, Discusses Ways To Deepen Indo-German Ties Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discussed ways to deepen the Indo-German relations and enhance cooperation in areas like artificial intelligence and......
19:17, 06/28/2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel Spotted Visibly Shaking at Third Recent Public Event (BERLIN) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s body shook visibly at a public event for the third time in less than a month on Wednesday, but the longtime leader insisted that there’s nothing to worry about. Merkel shook as she stood at a military honors ceremony alongside Finnish Pr...
17:51, 07/10/2019

Angela Merkel denies rumors of declining health after third public shaking incident: 'I'm fine' German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared to visibly shake for a third time in less than a month on Wednesday, however, she downplayed claims that her health is declining....
20:17, 07/10/2019

Mike Pompeo makes surprise visit to Iraq after canceling Angela Merkel meeting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Tuesday after canceling a Berlin meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the last minute....
00:51, 05/08/2019

Boris Johnson tells Merkel EU must abandon backstop if it wants Brexit deal - live news Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenDowning Street lobby briefing - SummaryBrexit deadlock as No 10 insists EU must scrap backstop before talksDublin accuses Boris Johnson of putting UK on ‘collision course with EU’Johnson says hiring 20,000 more police officers starts...
18:00, 07/26/2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for global unity, responsibility during Harvard address German Chancellor Angela Merkel delivered the commencement address Thursday at Harvard University hours after she received an honorary doctor of laws degree at the institution....
12:34, 05/31/2019

Brexit: Angela Merkel gives Boris Johnson 30 days to come up with solution to backstop - live news Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 6.54pm BST Here are the main points from the press conference.If one is able to solve this conundrum, if one finds this solution, we said we would probably find it in the next two years to come but we can also maybe find it in the n...
23:34, 08/21/2019

Tory leadership race: Jeremy Hunt says German chancellor Angela Merkel is willing to look at new Brexit proposals Tory leadership candidate Jeremy Hunt says German chancellor Angela Merkel is willing to look at new Brexit proposals put forward by the next prime minister to "solve this problem."...
01:51, 07/02/2019

Macron leads EU-wide minimum wage call as Merkel, Medvedev warn of global injustice  “Fundamental change” to the world of work – including an EU-wide minimum wage – is needed to address the growing gap between society’s haves and have-nots, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. ...
19:51, 06/11/2019

Angela Merkel absolutely won't give way on backstop, Boris Johnson told as he flies to Berlin Boris Johnson was today warned that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is "absolutely not giving way" on the Irish border backstop as he prepared for his first talks with the European Union's most powerful leader....
21:00, 08/21/2019

Angela Merkel opts to sit during national anthem day after third bout of 'shaking' German Chancellor Angela Merkel sat down at a ceremony to welcome Denmark's prime minister, a day after she was seen shaking in public for the third time in three weeks....
17:51, 07/11/2019

This Isn't The Best Germany Ever, But They Can Still Beat Anyone For a normal national team, Germany’s recent run of relative success would be cause for celebration: quarterfinalists at both the 2017 Euros and 2011 World Cup, with a semifinals appearance at the 2015 World Cup and a 2013 Euro title. Oh, plus Olympic gold in 2016. For Die Nationalelf, though, this ...
07:17, 06/06/2019

Germany looking for more after easing into last eight Germany maintained their perfect women's World Cup record by reaching the quarter-finals with another solid performance in a 3-0 win over Nigeria on Saturday, but they are looking for more....
00:17, 06/23/2019

US Military in Germany: What you need to know A decision to move US troops out of Germany would mark a major change in the defense relationship between the two countries and reshape the basis of American military presence in Europe since WWII....
00:00, 08/21/2019

Amazon Fire HD 8 vs Fire HD 10: which Amazon tablet is best for you Amazon’s range of Fire HD tablets aren’t exactly processing powerhouses, nor are they portable cinemas or games consoles – but you wouldn’t expect them to be at their incredibly low price tag.Costing less than all but the cheapest smartphones, the Amazon Fire HD tablets a...
18:00, 05/30/2019

Amazon Prime vs Amazon Business Prime: Everything you need to know You've probably heard about Amazon Prime. But did you know there's a similar membership program just for Amazon Business users, called Amazon Prime? Here's how the two compare....
18:00, 08/06/2019

Are deportations from Germany on the rise? German's amended laws on migration and asylum will soon come into force. This includes legislation to facilitate deportations. But what is going to change? Answers to the most important questions....
02:17, 08/02/2019

Germany to mediate in Iran Envoy Jens Plötner had been involved in drawing up the 2015 JCPOA treaty and went to Tehran with the aim of seeing it preserved. He was told that Iran's patience was over....
22:17, 05/23/2019

Germany's women: 'We don't have balls, but we know how to use them' Ahead of the World Cup in France, Germany's women's national team have hit back against stereotypes with a powerful campaign. The hard-hitting video has received widespread praise for its message of female empowerment....
18:34, 05/17/2019

Germany to buy three new Bombardier jets Germany's government will buy three new Bombardier jets this year, RND newspapers reported on Tuesday, adding that the deal would have a volume of 240 million euros ($268.51 million)....
00:17, 06/19/2019

Germany's 16 states: Saarland It's easy to relax in Saarland, far from mass tourism. Michelin-starred cuisine, a Franco-German way of life and the world's first industrial UNESCO World Heritage site are the pride of this small, Francophile state....
23:51, 07/31/2019

Germany's 16 states: Hamburg People the world over are talking about the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, Hamburg's new landmark, but there's much more to see in the northern German port city....
14:34, 08/21/2019

Germany's most beautiful places Germany has been center stage through much of world history. Today, travelers head to the fascinating city of Berlin to get a firsthand look at remnants of 20th century events, such as World War II and the Cold War....
13:34, 07/11/2019

Germany's 16 states: Saxony Culture meets nature in Saxony: a mere 40 kilometers lie between splendid Baroque art and architecture in Dresden and the distinctive peaks of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains....
16:34, 05/08/2019

Is Germany edging toward recession? Fresh figures suggest that Europe's biggest economy may be heading for a recession, as its growth slowed in the second quarter. Calls for more fiscal stimulus are growing louder, but the government sees no need for it....
18:34, 08/14/2019

Germany's 16 states: Thuringia Be it Wartburg or Weimar, Goethe or Gropius — he legacy of famous Germans leads to Thuringia. In 2019, the Bauhaus will be the main focus. The school revolutionized architecture 100 years ago....
12:34, 06/05/2019

Germany's 16 states: Berlin 2019 Berlin celebrates itself — as a city of modernity, of women, of freedom. With 100 years of Bauhaus, 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and a public holiday dedicated to women....
15:17, 06/19/2019

Germany's oldest zoo turns 175 Since its opening in 1844, the development of the Berlin Zoo has directly reflected the history of Germany. Here's how colonialism, the Nazi era and the Cold War left their mark on the institution....
02:17, 08/02/2019

Germany's Siemens to cut 2,700 jobs Siemens has announced massive job cuts in its power generation division as it seeks to make cost savings. The industrial giant is undertaking a major restructuring with the aim of cutting more than €2 billion in costs....
05:34, 06/19/2019

Germany without Marozsan because of a broken toe Germany will be without Dzsenifer Marozsan for the rest of the group stage at the Women's World Cup because of a broken toe       ...
19:17, 06/11/2019

Germany's DAX: 2 Stunning Charts You Won't See Elsewhere The 30 largest stocks of Europe's biggest economy are "dramatically outperforming the rest of Europe," goes a common opinion today. So, is there anything to worry about?...
00:34, 06/08/2019

What Do Germany Have To Do To Get Anyone At Home To Pay Attention? BERLIN — “We play for a nation that doesn’t even know our name.” So begins a video released last month by the German national women’s soccer team, right in time for the start of the Women’s World Cup. Die Nationalelf, two-time World Cup winners and one of the favorites in the tournament, was packing...
20:34, 06/13/2019

It's Officially Too Hot to Speed in Germany Europe is currently bracing for a scorching heat wave that’s estimated to begin next week. Temperatures are expected to hit 109 degrees Fahrenheit and government officials are taking extra safety precautions. Germany, in particular, has imposed temporary speed limits on the Autobahn and other roads....
19:00, 06/26/2019

Is socialism the future for Germany's ailing SPD? The Social Democrats are struggling for relevance after a decade-long crisis of faith. DW's Austin Davis traveled to Munich to see if socialism can be the answer to the woes dogging Germany's oldest political party....
22:00, 07/08/2019