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Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine

Merkel urges Putin to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine

BERLIN, Sept. 16 (UPI) --German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine.
JC Finley
Merkel joins Berlin anti-Semitism rally

Merkel joins Berlin anti-Semitism rally

BERLIN , Sept. 15 (UPI) --A Berlin rally heard Chancellor Angela Merkel and others condemn anti-Semitism, which has increased in Germany since Israel's invasion of Gaza.
Ed Adamczyk
Despite truce, shelling continues in eastern Ukraine

Despite truce, shelling continues in eastern Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 15 (UPI) --Despite a cease-fire signed in Minsk on September 5, eastern Ukraine continues to be racked by violence.
JC Finley
Angela Merkel: Germany will back new Russia sanctions

Angela Merkel: Germany will back new Russia sanctions

BERLIN, Sept. 10 (UPI) --German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday she backs new European Union sanctions against Russia over its ongoing interference in Ukraine.
Gabrielle Levy
Germany to send arms to Kurds

Germany to send arms to Kurds

BERLIN , Sept. 1 (UPI) --Germany announced as substantial delivery of armaments to Kurdish soldiers fighting the Islamic State.
Ed Adamczyk
Greenpeace calls Europe to climate task

Greenpeace calls Europe to climate task

LONDON, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Greenpeace said it was calling European leaders to task as Asian and American economies show signs of momentum ahead of climate talks in New York.
Daniel J. Graeber
Putin mocks trapped Ukrainian soldiers, urges rebels to release them

Putin mocks trapped Ukrainian soldiers, urges rebels to release them

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) --Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko ordered a reinstatement of national military conscription in response to what appears to be a full-scale Russian invasion.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama speaks on Iraq, Syria, the Islamic State threat, and Ukraine

Obama speaks on Iraq, Syria, the Islamic State threat, and Ukraine

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) --U.S. President Barack Obama spoke Thursday about the conflicts in Iraq and Syria, acknowledging that with regard to the latter: "We don't have a strategy yet."
JC Finley
Germany promises $690M in aid to Ukraine

Germany promises $690M in aid to Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, Aug. 23 (UPI) --German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with Ukrainian president, promises humanitarian aid.
Danielle Haynes
David Cameron: I can run U.K. on my Blackberry

David Cameron: I can run U.K. on my Blackberry

LONDON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron is receiving some criticism after he said he could run the country from his Blackberry.
Aileen Graef
When Putin needs to talk, he calls Merkel

When Putin needs to talk, he calls Merkel

BERLIN, Aug. 21 (UPI) --When Russian President Vladimir Putin needs to call a world leader, he can reliably expect German Chancellor Angela Merkel to pick up the phone.
Ed Adamczyk
Angela Merkel warns against severity of Russian sanctions

Angela Merkel warns against severity of Russian sanctions

WASHINGTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) --German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that deepening sanctions may not be the best way to encourage Russian President Vladimir Putin to cooperate.
Gabrielle Levy
Malaysia Flight 17 and the decline of the West

Malaysia Flight 17 and the decline of the West

The downing of Malaysia Flight 17 casts new light on just how inept and decadent the United States and Europe have become.
Peter Morici
Rumors of Merkel's retirement circulate on 60th birthday

Rumors of Merkel's retirement circulate on 60th birthday

BRUSSELS, July 17 (UPI) --German Chancellor Angela Merkel began her 60th birthday Thursday with a serenade from a journalist and rumors she would soon resign her office.
Ed Adamczyk
Germany expels U.S. intelligence officer after spate of espionage investigations

Germany expels U.S. intelligence officer after spate of espionage investigations

BERLIN, July 10 (UPI) --Germany announced it has expelled a U.S. intelligence officer from the U.S. embassy in Berlin in response to two cases of alleged spying by the U.S.
JC Finley
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French President Jacques Chirac (R) kisses the hand of German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they bid farewell to each other at the end of their tripartite summit, at the Chateau de Compiegne, north of Paris, September 23, 2006. (UPI Photo/Eco Clement)
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Angela Dorothea Merkel (German:  ( listen); née Kasner in 1954) is the current Chancellor of Germany (since 22 November 2005). Merkel, elected to the Bundestag (German Parliament) from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, has been the chairwoman of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 2000, and chairwoman of the CDU-CSU (Christian Social Union) parliamentary coalition from 2002 to 2005.

From 2005 to 2009 she led a grand coalition with the Christian Social Union (CSU), its Bavarian sister party, and the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), formed after the 2005 federal election on 22 November 2005. In the elections of 27 September 2009, her party, the CDU, obtained the largest share of the votes, and formed a coalition government with the CSU and the Free Democratic Party (FDP). Her government was sworn in on 28 October 2009.

In 2007, Merkel was also President of the European Council and chaired the G8. She played a central role in the negotiation of the Treaty of Lisbon and the Berlin Declaration. In domestic policy, health care reform and problems concerning future energy development have thus far been major issues of her tenure.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Angela Merkel."
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