BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans lamented their unexpectedly poor showing at the Eurovision Song Contest, blaming Chancellor Angela Merkel's tough stance in the euro zone crisis for their failure to win any points from 34 of the 39 countries voting.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Pope Francis on Saturday and, apparently responding to his criticism of a heartless "dictatorship of the economy", called for stronger regulation of financial markets.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel may not have a "bosom friendship" with her French counterpart, she said on Thursday, but her working relationship with Francois Hollande was strong and crucial for Europe.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel has dismissed claims in a new book that she was more actively committed to East Germany's communist regime than she has acknowledged, saying she has never kept anything secret about her past.
BERLIN (Reuters) - Accusations of nepotism within Germany's Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party to Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, have hit support for the party's leader some four months before elections, a poll showed on Tuesday.
NUREMBERG, Germany (Reuters) - Angela Merkel's Free Democrat (FDP) coalition allies finally got into their stride at a weekend congress, mauling the opposition instead of each other and holding up Germans' prosperity compared to European peers as a reason to keep them in power.
In 2002, Chancellor Gerhard Schroder appointed a jobs council headed by Volkswagen"s Peter Hartz to solve Germany"s high unemployment. In 2011, President Barack Obama similarly appointed a jobs commission headed by General Electric"s Jeffrey Immelt to achieve the same goal.
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives plunged to their lowest rating in seven months in a leading opinion poll on Sunday as a tax evasion scandal embroiled an ally and their Bavarian sister party faced questions about nepotism.