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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

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

Denmark helped US spy on German chancellor Angela Merkel and other top European allies: Report
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Denmark helped US spy on German chancellor Angela Merkel and other top European allies: Report

The US spying occurred during and after the 2013 Edward Snowden affair, when the ex-NSA contractor unveiled documents detailing vast US surveillance

Germany 'urgently preparing' mission of support to help India battle COVID-19, says Chancellor Angela Merkel
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Germany 'urgently preparing' mission of support to help India battle COVID-19, says Chancellor Angela Merkel

While Merkel did not offer details, Der Spiegel weekly on Saturday said Germany's armed forces had received a request to help organise oxygen supplies

Germany tightens COVID-19 lockdown till 10 January; schools, businesses to shutter in festive period
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Germany tightens COVID-19 lockdown till 10 January; schools, businesses to shutter in festive period

The seven-day rolling average of daily new cases in Germany has risen over the past two weeks from 21.23 new cases per 100,000 people on 28 November to 26 new cases per 100,000 people on 12 December

Angela Merkel's handpicked successor bows out of race for chancellor, throws party further into crisis
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Angela Merkel's handpicked successor bows out of race for chancellor, throws party further into crisis

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told leading members of the Christian Democratic Union that she won't be seeking the chancellorship in next year's election, upending Merkel's plans to hand her the reins after more than 15 years in power

Germany's Angela Merkel calls for high-security standards across Europe when it comes to 5G network rollout
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Germany's Angela Merkel calls for high-security standards across Europe when it comes to 5G network rollout

All the telecoms operators in Germany, which has close trading ties with China, are customers of Huawei and have warned that banning it would delay the launch of 5G networks.

After India opts out of China-led RCEP, Piyush Goyal says India supports FTA with European Union
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After India opts out of China-led RCEP, Piyush Goyal says India supports FTA with European Union

India should hold talks with the European Union for a free trade agreement, Piyush Goyal said, a day after it refused to join a China-backed regional trade pact for fear of a flood of cheap Chinese imports.

India, Germany will sign numerous agreements to signify 'very close' relationship between them, says Angela Merkel
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India, Germany will sign numerous agreements to signify 'very close' relationship between them, says Angela Merkel

A number of agreements will be signed between India and Germany signifying their broad-based ties and the "very close" relationship between the two countries, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said

Scottish court rules Boris Johnson's suspension of UK Parliament 'unlawful', refers matter to Britain's Supreme Court
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Scottish court rules Boris Johnson's suspension of UK Parliament 'unlawful', refers matter to Britain's Supreme Court

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says the country must leave the EU on 31 October, with or without a divorce deal to smooth the way

Hong Kong an internal affair, says China after German foreign minister meets Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong
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Hong Kong an internal affair, says China after German foreign minister meets Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong

Hong Kong has been gripped by weeks of protests, initially against a now-shelved extradition bill and now focused more on securing greater freedoms for Hong Kong

With 50 million followers on Twitter, Narendra Modi continues to be most followed Indian; Obama leads world leaders with 108 mn followers
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With 50 million followers on Twitter, Narendra Modi continues to be most followed Indian; Obama leads world leaders with 108 mn followers

Narendra Modi continues to be the most followed Indian on Twitter with his followers crossing 50 million mark on the microblogging site.

Angela Merkel says no need for fiscal stimulus package right now to counter effects of a slowing economy
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Angela Merkel says no need for fiscal stimulus package right now to counter effects of a slowing economy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she did not see any need for a fiscal stimulus package to counter the effects of a slowing economy

Iran P5+1 nuclear deal: European signatories of JCPOA call for dialogue to end escalation, say support contingent on Tehran's compliance
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Iran P5+1 nuclear deal: European signatories of JCPOA call for dialogue to end escalation, say support contingent on Tehran's compliance

Three key European powers on Sunday called for dialogue and an end to the escalation over Iran's nuclear programme, as tensions further intensified between Tehran and the United States.

A 20-year-old admits to Germany's biggest data hack that hit Angela Merkel, others
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A 20-year-old admits to Germany's biggest data hack that hit Angela Merkel, others

The 20-year-old accessed and leak personal data and documents from about 1,000 people.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's, hundred other German politicians' private data stolen
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Chancellor Angela Merkel's, hundred other German politicians' private data stolen

The information comprised of home addresses, mobile phone numbers, letters, invoices and copies of identity documents.

Angela Merkel likely to miss opening of G20 Summit after plane makes emergency landing due to technical snag
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Angela Merkel likely to miss opening of G20 Summit after plane makes emergency landing due to technical snag

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will miss the opening of the G20 summit in Argentina after her plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Cologne on Thursday due to a technical problem.

Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin to hold talks on new Russian-German pipeline, discuss ending Syrian conflict
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Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin to hold talks on new Russian-German pipeline, discuss ending Syrian conflict

Chancellor Angela Merkel's office said she plans weekend talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Germany on issues including the development of a contentious Baltic Sea natural gas pipeline.

Ahead of NATO summit, diplomats fear acrimony between Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin may undermine bid to show unity
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Ahead of NATO summit, diplomats fear acrimony between Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin may undermine bid to show unity

The NATO summit is likely to be dominated by Trump’s insistence that member nations step up and pay more for their joint defence.