Angela Merkel

Merkel explains why she doesn't wear a mask in public

Chancellor Angela Merkel said she has never been seen with a mask because although she wears one for buying groceries she is keeping her shopping destination secret. Merkel made the deadpan joke during a news conference on Monday …

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Erdogan and Merkel discuss Libya and pandemic

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel held a video conference call, Turkey's Communications Directorate said. In the call, Erdogan and Merkel discussed regional issues, focusing on the …

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Putin calls Merkel, Johnson over Victory Day

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday spoke on the phone to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Anadolu agency reports. The two leaders stressed that for Russia and Germany this …

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Why Germany Will Never Be Europe’s Leader

Italians and other Europeans are eager for Germany to take responsibility for the EU and share their financial burden. Even if it could, it wouldn’t. The timing is certainly awkward. The year 2020 was supposed to be the moment for …

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Does Germany need China more than Europe?

Desperate times call for desperate measures’ is the expression of the moment when it comes to summing up how countries are addressing the coronavirus crunch. Germany is no exception. As The Diplomat …

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Angela Merkel is well, her spokesperson says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is well and is working from home where she is self-isolated after contacting her doctor who tested positive for coronavirus, her spokesperson Steffen Seibert told a news conference, News.am reports. …

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 Is France starting to support Haftar?

Last Monday, the French government hosted Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar on a brief, unannounced, visit to Paris. Accompanied by his top political advisor, my ex-academic colleague turned politician Fadel Ed-Deep, he met President …

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