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WATCH: PM Modi gets rousing welcome from Indian diaspora in Germany; children sing patriotic song, present portrait, call him their icon
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WATCH: PM Modi gets rousing welcome from Indian diaspora in Germany; children sing patriotic song, present portrait, call him their icon

Several people who congregated at Hotel Adlon Kempinski in Berlin clicked selfies with PM Modi. One person even touched the Prime Minister's feet in reverence

How Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine stunt stuns Germany and disrupts its economic dreams
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How Vladimir Putin’s Ukraine stunt stuns Germany and disrupts its economic dreams

The Europeans, chiefly the French and Germans, did their utmost to engage Russia diplomatically. Post-Ukraine, the Germans look as if they were chasing a chimera despite years of investment

India relations set to climb new heights as new coalition assumes charge in Germany
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India relations set to climb new heights as new coalition assumes charge in Germany

The next round of the India-Germany inter-governmental consultations will be a good occasion for the leadership of the two countries to exchange views on global matters and add strategic substance

Narendra Modi congratulates Olaf Scholz for being appointed Germany’s new chancellor
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Narendra Modi congratulates Olaf Scholz for being appointed Germany’s new chancellor

The 63-year-old takes over from Angela Merkel, who served for 16 long years

Olaf Scholz takes over as Germany's new chancellor, replaces long-time leader Angela Merkel
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Olaf Scholz takes over as Germany's new chancellor, replaces long-time leader Angela Merkel

Scholz has cobbled together the nation's first national 'traffic light' coalition with the ecologist Greens and the liberal Free Democrats

Auf Wiedersehen: From debt crisis to the coronavirus pandemic, Angela Merkel stood strong against it all
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Auf Wiedersehen: From debt crisis to the coronavirus pandemic, Angela Merkel stood strong against it all

After 16 years of raising Germany's profile, working to hold a fractious European Union together and being a role model for women, Angela Merkel has officially left office

End of an era: Angela Merkel, Germany's first woman chancellor, bows out after 16 years
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End of an era: Angela Merkel, Germany's first woman chancellor, bows out after 16 years

Merkel's near-record tenure is ending with her leaving office at age 67 to praise from abroad and enduring popularity at home

Germany to impose sweeping curbs for unvaccinated, announces outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Germany to impose sweeping curbs for unvaccinated, announces outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel

According to a draft agreement seen by AFP, the plans include a blanket ban on entering bars, restaurants, theatres and cinemas for anyone who has not been vaccinated or recovered from COVID

Europe seeks new leader as bloc prepares for post-Angela Merkel era
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Europe seeks new leader as bloc prepares for post-Angela Merkel era

Analysts have warned that none may be immediately capable of assuming the task, given the European Union's myriad challenges — ranging from internal disputes to the after-shocks of Brexit

Germany set for new government that will end Chancellor Angela Merkel's rule
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Germany set for new government that will end Chancellor Angela Merkel's rule

The center-left Social Democrats have been negotiating with the environmentalist Green party and the pro-business Free Democrats since narrowly winning a national election

PM Modi, Angela Merkel hold 'extensive deliberations' on bilateral ties at sidelines of G20 Summit
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PM Modi, Angela Merkel hold 'extensive deliberations' on bilateral ties at sidelines of G20 Summit

Modi was accompanied by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and other officials during his meeting with Merkel

Europe’s famed multiculturism in trouble amid growing Islamist radicalisation and assertiveness
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Europe’s famed multiculturism in trouble amid growing Islamist radicalisation and assertiveness

Much of Europe, and some dimensions of US society as well, are apparently succumbing to the truculent determination of Islamists

German coalition talks could take ages after close election; SPD leader Olaf Scholz hopeful of progress
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German coalition talks could take ages after close election; SPD leader Olaf Scholz hopeful of progress

It was an extremely tight race, but no party won enough votes to form a majority in the Bundestag, Germany's Parliament

Germany after Merkel: Will a Jamaica or traffic light coalition lead the country?
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Germany after Merkel: Will a Jamaica or traffic light coalition lead the country?

The Greens and the Free Democrats are choices for coalition for both Social Democrats and Merkel’s Union bloc

German elections: Angela Merkel’s party headed for ‘worst-ever’ result in a tight race
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German elections: Angela Merkel’s party headed for ‘worst-ever’ result in a tight race

Whoever wins, the Greens and the Free Democrats would provide the likeliest route to power for the leading candidates of the Social Democrats and Christian Democratic Union

German election: Vote split nearly even for Angela Merkel's bloc and Social Democrats, show exit polls
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German election: Vote split nearly even for Angela Merkel's bloc and Social Democrats, show exit polls

Putting together the next coalition government for Europe’s biggest economy could be a lengthy and complicated process

Polls open in Germany as historic election to replace Angela Merkel gets underway
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Polls open in Germany as historic election to replace Angela Merkel gets underway

Around 40 percent of Germany's 60.4 million eligible voters have said they are undecided, while the same proportion have already cast their ballots by post

Germany election: Meet Olaf Scholz, Opposition leader who positioned himself as true Merkel successor
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Germany election: Meet Olaf Scholz, Opposition leader who positioned himself as true Merkel successor

As labour minister in Merkel's first coalition government from 2007 to 2009, Scholz helped avert mass lay-offs during the financial crisis by convincing firms to cut workers' hours with the state topping up their salaries -- a policy repeated during the pandemic.

German election to change the tide after 16 years under Angela Merkel
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German election to change the tide after 16 years under Angela Merkel

Recent polls point to a neck-and-neck race between Merkel’s center-right Union bloc and the Social Democrats, with the latter marginally ahead

Germany's first female chancellor lagged behind in societal reforms for women
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Germany's first female chancellor lagged behind in societal reforms for women

At the end of Angela Merkel’s 16 years in office, Germany's gender pay gap remains among the highest in the European Union