German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Greece's president Friday she hoped the uncertainty over its government would be resolved as soon as possible, a German government spokeswoman said.
New French Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said Thursday his country would not ratify a European pact on budget discipline if it does not include measures to boost growth.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling party took a beating in Germany's largest state Sunday in a vote its leading candidate called a "bitter" defeat.
Europeans are revolting -- against their leaders and established political parties, against an austerity plan 'made in Germany', and against a future that promises declining living standards and shriveling public services.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warns France and Greece that the EU fiscal agreement is not open for negotiations.
Angela Merkel's key ally on eurozone austerity measures, Nicolas Sarkozy, is in danger of losing his job.
Germany's President Christian Wulff announced his resignation Friday following a series of scandals that prompted calls for him to step down.
China is considering how to get "more deeply involved" in resolving Europe's debt crisis by co-operating more closely with European rescue funds, Wen Jiabao, Chinese premier, said on Thursday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel launched an outspoken defense of the European project on Wednesday, but warned that the bloc's richest nation would not make bailout promises to solve the eurozone crisis that it cannot keep.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for reform at the World Economic Forum while avoiding bailout promises.
The leaders of Germany and Italy sought to present a united front Wednesday in the fight to resolve the eurozone debt crisis and revive the ailing European economy.
The leaders of France and Germany said Monday that progress has been made on last month's proposed deal aimed at resolving Europe's debt crisis.
Ahead of a key summit this week, the leaders of France and Germany agreed Monday on a new fiscal pact that they say will help prevent another debt crisis.
France and Germany would like heads of state to meet monthly to look at the economic governing of the eurozone, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said Monday.
European leaders will meet this week for yet another summit to discuss ways to save the euro, and this time they are talking about rewriting European Union treaties.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed her commitment to a fiscal union Friday, saying 'there is no other way' to resolve the deepening European debt crisis.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel highlighted Friday the need for fiscal union to resolve the debt crisis that threatens Europe's single currency, the euro, and the global economy.
Eurozone countries now have a week to develop a plan that will reassure world markets,. CNN's Jim Boulden reports.
CNN's Juliet Mann talks with EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht about succeeding in European business.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy agreed on Thursday to put forward an overall plan to change the EU's treaties.
David Cameron will today tell Angela Merkel, German chancellor, that he will back her plans to strengthen economic union in the eurozone, but only on condition that he wins safeguards to protect the City of London from unwelcome European legislation.
Germany and France have turned on Italy to demand further action to boost growth and reduce its huge debt, as leaders of the eurozone struggled to agree on how to boost their rescue fund to stop contagion in the sovereign debt markets before a Wednesday deadline.
Europe's top leaders said Sunday that they were getting closer to finalizing a plan to solve Europe's debt crisis.
The only thing that's clear about Europe's debt crisis is that it needs to be resolved...and fast. How to get there is another story.
CNN's Diana Magnay reports from the scene of protests in Berlin as Occupy protests spread internationally.
The German government sent mixed messages about the chances of reaching a solution to the eurozone debt crisis this weekend, with officials and politicians dampening expectations and talking of "bold steps", adding to investors' confusion.
The leaders of Europe's two largest economies have said they've agreed on a "comprehensive package" of measures to address the eurozone sovereign debt and banking crisis, but they did not give any details.
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports on the meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and IMF Chief Christine Lagarde.
European stock markets rallied for a third day Thursday as talk of government support for troubled banks grew louder.
As Europe's debt crisis continues to intensify, calls for a bond backed by all 17 countries in the eurozone are growing louder.
Economist Alexander Law discusses what came out of the meeting between two of Europe's biggest economies.
U.S. stocks fell Tuesday after German and French leaders spoke about Europe's debt problems, but offered little in the way of action.
The leaders of Europe's two most important economies meet Tuesday to try to help the battered euro, even as new figures show economic growth on the continent is stalling.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and German Chancellor Angela Merkel share a love of democracy, women's rights and pantsuits.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel joined U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday in saying Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi must step down, expressing support for the NATO military mission even though her country abstained from the U.N. Security Council vote that authorized it.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel received an official welcome to the White House Tuesday morning.
Germany's government formally approved a plan Monday to close all the country's nuclear power plants by 2022.
A defeat for Germany's Angela Merkel raises questions about fiscal policy for the troubled eurozone bloc
A political shift of historic proportions is unfolding in Germany as preliminary state election results indicate big losses for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative Christian Democratic Party, CDU.
The Japan nuclear power plant crisis prompted German Chancellor Angela Merkel to rethink a plan to extend the lifespan of her country's nuclear power plants, Merkel said Monday.
German chancellor Angela Merkel reshuffled her cabinet Wednesday, moving Interior Minister Thomas de Maziere to the Ministry of Defense and naming parliamentary whip Hans Peter Friedrich head of the Interior Ministry.
Who's disenchanted with multiculturalism?
The Germans, for obvious reasons, prefer their politicians dull. The current German chancellor, Angela Merkel, more than meets local expectations. So on the rare occasion when Merkel says something vivid, something important must be going on.
Multiculturalism in Germany has "absolutely failed," German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party's youth wing at a conference Saturday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for a thorough investigation into the stampede at a music festival that resulted in the deaths of 20 people over the weekend.
Diana Magnay reports on Germany's political race for a new president.
In a last-ditch attempt to win over rebels in her own coalition, German Chancellor Angela Merkel told delegates halfway through Wednesday's torturous round of voting for a new German president that they had "had the Serbia game and now it's time for the England game."
CNN's Diana Magnay reports from Berlin where not everyone supports cuts to Germany's budget.
Exit polls suggest German Chancellor Angela Merkel is heading for defeat in a key regional election seen by many as a protest vote over her handling of the Greek economic crisis.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, dominoes will fall. CNN's Fredrick Pleitgen reports.
Six days before the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday and challenged U.S. lawmakers to tear down other walls.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, the Christian Democratic Union, will formally join with two other parties on Monday to form a new center-right government.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party, the Christian Democratic Union, has agreed with two other parties on the terms for a center-right government, her party said Saturday.
Re-elected German Chancellor Angela Merkel is eyeing a new coalition to replace the "grand coalition" her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party shared with the Social Democratic Party (SPD) in the previous parliament.
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen reports on Angela Merkel's coalition prospects in Germany's elections.
It is not often you see Germans lose control. But late Sunday night at the party headquarters of the Christian Democratic Union Angela Merkel's followers were dancing to tunes like "Sex Bomb," by Tom Jones, many sporting black t-shirts saying, "We Will Remain Chancellor."
CNN's Frederick Pleitgen reports on the upcoming elections in Germany on September 27th 2009.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel defeated her foreign minister Sunday to win another four-year term, according to exit polls reported by German television network NTV.
Germans were voting Sunday to elect members who will form the country's 17th Bundestag -- the federal parliament.
As voting was taking place in the German general election Sunday, attention was already turning to what coalition will rule the country.
There's a saying that the German peace movement has been using since the days of the Cold War that translates into something like this: "Imagine there's a war and no one shows up."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Friday that U.S. efforts to prop up its failing auto industry with bailout money amount to a form of protectionism that threatened to distort the global economy.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling CDU party has proposed a $67 billion (€50 billion) fiscal stimulus package of investment and tax cuts aimed at helping the German economy through the recession.
European leaders are searching for a common response to the spreading financial crisis which has ricocheted across the Atlantic to their shores
Germany's chancellor doesn't think Barack Obama should speak at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Israel of Germany's "Holocaust shame," and asserted its support for the Jewish state during an unprecedented speech to the Knesset on Tuesday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses Israel's parliament, discussing the Holocaust and Middle East violence.
Germany's Angela Merkel will make history Tuesday when she becomes the first German chancellor to address Israel's parliament, the Knesset.
The resignation of the Vice Chancellor won't improve relations between Germany's two biggest parties
U.S. President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Angela Merkel say they will continue to pursue a diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear program.
President Bush talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel about Pakistan and Iran. CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reports
German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be joined in Crawford by her husband. Joachim Sauer prefers to avoid his wife's limelight, but he loves all things American
Germany is in an uproar as the Social Democrats suggest putting a limit on how fast cars can go on the limitless autobahn
Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel tops Forbes magazine's list of the world's 100 most powerful women for the second year in a row, while Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice slipped to fourth from second last year.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized ratings agencies on Thursday for what she called a lack of transparency and failure to correctly assess companies that turned out to be "unstable" during the global credit squeeze.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged China on Monday to do more to halt climate change, prompting the response that the developed West has been polluting the skies for much longer than the newly developing Chinese.
U.S. President George W. Bush praised German Chancellor Angela Merkel as "someone I am proud to call a friend" as the two leaders got a warm reception Thursday from residents in the northern port of Stralsund, Merkel's home district.
Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Wednesday that her government would "not be blackmailed" by kidnappers of a German woman archaeologist in Iraq.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to put Germany's economy back among the top three in Europe, sending out a signal of optimism for her government's agenda.
A German woman missing in Iraq is believed to have become the fifth Westerner abducted in recent days, Chancellor Angela Merkel has announced. Six Iranian pilgrims were also abducted by gunmen north of Baghdad, AP reported.
Germany's new Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday refused to take sides in the bitter dispute over the European Union budget and sidestepped questions over whether she backed Britain or France.
Angela Merkel has been officially elected Germany's first female chancellor, heading an unwieldy alliance of the right and left that now has the job of reviving Europe's biggest economy.
Angela Merkel was sworn in Tuesday as Germany's eighth post-World War II leader and its first female chancellor, taking an oath of office that commits her to "dedicate my strength to the welfare of the German people."
Seeking to put down a leftist rebellion among the ranks that could derail the country's next government, Germany's Social Democratic (SPD) leadership is seeking to install a moderate to replace its outgoing party leader.
There has been little cheer in Germany's business community now that Angela Merkel is headed to take the chancellery from Gerhard Schroeder.
Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has said he will not take part in the next German coalition government, expected to be led by conservative Angela Merkel as chancellor.
Conservative leader Angela Merkel says she will become Germany's first woman chancellor under a deal with Gerhard Schroeder's Social Democrats.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and conservative challenger Angela Merkel met face to face Thursday evening to negotiate who would lead a grand coalition government between their two camps.
Conservative leader Angela Merkel has urged Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's party to enter talks to form a "grand coalition" under her leadership.
Germany's leading conservative party has fallen short of the majority of parliamentary seats needed to form a new government to replace Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder following elections Sunday.
With polls showing up to 25 percent of German voters still undecided, Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and challenger Angela Merkel were defying tradition and campaigning on the eve of Sunday's election.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and his main challenger, Angela Merkel, are making last-minute appeals to a divided electorate ahead of Sunday's elections.
"The candidate is a businessman. He is a real person, not a politician. He has practical experience of how the economy works. He creates jobs every day." These words were spoken with conviction by a young CDU campaigner trying to drum up support for her party's candidate in a beer-garden in Templin, Angela Merkel's hometown.
Germany's conservatives have launched the main phase of their election campaign, confirming Angela Merkel as their candidate to unseat leftist Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in the September 18 poll.
Angela Merkel and Gerhard Schroeder both took their campaigns to eastern Germany last week. Merkel faced heckles and catcalls in Wittenberg while Schroeder received a lackluster reception in Dresden.
Angela Merkel may be tipped to win the German elections this Autumn, but in an upcoming TV debate with Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, she is still seen to be the underdog.
Angela Merkel, the leader of Germany's Christian Democrats, will challenge Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder in an early election that could produce the country's first female head of state.
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