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Germany's Merkel era comes to an end as opposition parties strike deal

Three German political parties have sealed a deal for a new government, with left-leaning Olaf Scholz the proposed next chancellor following lengthy coalition negotiations and a historic election that sees Angela Merkel stepping down after 16 years at the helm.
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Germany's Scholz seals deal to end Merkel era

Olaf Scholz will head a three-party coalition with broad plans for transition to a green economy.
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German parties strike a deal to end the Merkel era. They face a hefty to-do list

Three German political parties have sealed a deal for a new government, with left-leaning Olaf Scholz the proposed next chancellor following lengthy coalition negotiations and a historic election that sees Angela Merkel stepping down after 16 years at the helm.
Tags: Angela Merkel, Cnn, Merkel, Olaf Scholz


Covid live: France to announce new measures as cases surge; Italy ‘super green pass’ could restrict unvaccinated

France is to announce new Covid measures on Thursday; Italy considering plans that would only permit those with proof of jab to get into venuesEurope’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearSeven doctors get Covid after attending anti-vaccine summit in FloridaGerman ‘laziness’ partly to blame for low vaccination: Merkel’s husbandSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health service in the UK is considering “radical ideas” t...
Tags: South Korea, UK, France, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, Merkel, NHS Providers, PA Media, Coronavirus, Times Radio, WHONew Zealand, Chris Hopson


Covid live: Italy ‘super green pass’ could restrict unvaccinated; 1 in 4 adults in England don’t self-isolate after positive test

Italy considering measures would reportedly only permit those with jabs proof to get into venues; research finds just 75% fully isolate for 10 daysEurope’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearSeven doctors get Covid after attending anti-vaccine summit in FloridaGerman ‘laziness’ partly to blame for low vaccination: Merkel’s husbandSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health service in the UK is considering “radical idea...
Tags: South Korea, UK, England, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Italy, Merkel, NHS Providers, PA Media, Coronavirus, Times Radio, WHONew Zealand, Chris Hopson


German parties to present coalition deal that will formally end Merkel era

Three of Germany's leading political parties will present their deal for a new coalition government later on Wednesday, following lengthy negotiations.
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German parties to present deal that will end Merkel era

Three of Germany's leading political parties will present their deal for a new coalition government later on Wednesday, following lengthy negotiations.
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Covid news live: Hungary reports record 12,637 new cases; Slovakia set to announce lockdown

Hungary’s vaccination rate is below the European average; Slovakia reports highest daily rise in infections todayEurope’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearGerman ‘laziness’ partly to blame for low vaccination: Merkel’s husbandCovid jab delay for children 12-15 in England could be up to five monthsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health service in the UK is considering “radical ideas” to help tackle the backlog of...
Tags: South Korea, UK, England, World news, US news, Hungary, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Merkel, Slovakia, NHS Providers, PA Media, Coronavirus, Times Radio, WHONew Zealand, Chris Hopson


Covid news live: Hungary reports record 12,637 new cases; more face mask use ‘could save 160,000 lives in Europe this winter’

Hungary’s vaccination rate is below the European average; WHO chief says if 95% of people wore masks in Europe, more lives could be savedEurope’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearGerman ‘laziness’ partly to blame for low vaccination: Merkel’s husbandCovid jab delay for children 12-15 in England could be up to five monthsSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health service in the UK is considering “radical ideas” to he...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, UK, England, World news, US news, Hungary, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Who, Merkel, NHS Providers, PA Media, Coronavirus, Times Radio, WHONew Zealand


Covid news live: South Korea reports record daily cases; more face mask use ‘could save 160,000 lives in Europe this winter’

South Korea may impose emergency measures as Covid cases soar; WHO chief says if 95% of people wore masks in Europe, more lives could be savedEurope’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearGerman ‘laziness’ partly to blame for low vaccination: Merkel’s husbandCovid jab delay for children 12-15 in England could be up to five monthsSee all our coronavirus coverageA quick snap from Reuters here that Hungary reported a recor...
Tags: South Korea, Europe, England, Eu, World news, US news, Hungary, Infectious Diseases, Who, Merkel, Reuters, Coronavirus, WHONew Zealand


Covid news live: South Korea reports record daily cases, US to require vaccination proof at all border crossings

South Korea may impose emergency measures as Covid cases soar just weeks after the country reopened; the US will call for all essential nonresident travellers crossing its land borders to be vaccinatedEurope’s Covid deaths to top 2 million by March, says WHONew Zealand to reopen borders to vaccinated visitors from new yearGerman ‘laziness’ partly to blame for low vaccination: Merkel’s husbandCovid jab delay for children 12-15 in England could be up to five monthsSee all our coronavirus coverageH...
Tags: South Korea, England, US, World news, US news, Infectious Diseases, Merkel, Coronavirus, WHONew Zealand, Samantha Lock


Merkel’s husband hits out at ‘laziness’ of unvaccinated Germans

Amid calls for mandatory jabs, Joachim Sauer says complacency partly to blame for rising Covid ratesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAngela Merkel’s husband has accused unvaccinated Germans of “laziness”, amid calls for the introduction of mandatory coronavirus jabs to combat a dramatic rise in infections.Germany’s Covid-19 resurgence has in part been blamed on its vaccination rate of 68%, which is relatively low compared with western European nations such as France, I...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Spain, World news, Infectious Diseases, Merkel, France Italy, Joachim Sauer, Coronavirus, COVID


Covid live: infections in Netherlands hit new weekly record; ‘German laziness’ blamed for vaccine hesitancy

Latest updates: Dutch cases rise by 39% with intensive care admissions up sharply; Merkel’s husband criticises ‘German complacency’Covid deaths in Europe to top 2 million by March, says WHOAstraZeneca chief links Europe’s surge to rejection of firm’s vaccineSlovakian prime minister Eduard Heger considers 3-week lockdownSee all our coronavirus coverageHere’s the latest from Reuters on the situation in Germany, where the acting health minister called on Tuesday for further restrictions to contain...
Tags: Europe, Germany, India, UK News, World news, United States, Netherlands, Kenya, Merkel, Slovakia, Reuters, Coronavirus, Robert Koch Institute RKI, Eduard Heger, Communities Health Africa Trust Chat, Lekiji Chat


Covid: UK public urged to take rapid test before mixing indoors; ‘German laziness’ blamed for vaccine hesitancy

Latest updates: people in UK urged to take lateral flows before mixing in crowded indoor spaces; Merkel’s husband criticises ‘German complacency’Covid deaths in Europe to top 2 million by March, says WHOAstraZeneca chief links Europe’s surge to rejection of firm’s vaccineSlovakian prime minister Eduard Heger considers 3-week lockdownSee all our coronavirus coverageHere’s the latest from Reuters on the situation in Germany, where the acting health minister called on Tuesday for further restrictio...
Tags: Europe, UK, Germany, India, UK News, World news, United States, Kenya, Merkel, Slovakia, Reuters, Coronavirus, Robert Koch Institute RKI, Eduard Heger, Communities Health Africa Trust Chat, Lekiji Chat


Germans will be 'vaccinated, recovered, or dead' by the end of the winter, the health minister warned amid a COVID-19 surge

100-year-old Heinz Jacoby receives a coronavirus vaccination from doctor Anna Häring-Haj Kheder in Bochum, Germany, September 30 2021.Roland Weihrauch/picture alliance via Getty Germans will be "vaccinated, recovered, or dead" by the end of the winter, the health minister said. COVID-19 cases have surged in Germany. Neighboring Austria has imposed a lockdown and a vaccine mandate. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany needed tougher COVID-19 measures, per Reuters. By the end of the win...
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Germany's Covid cases hit record high with Merkel warning of 'dramatic' situation

Germany reported its highest single day surge of Covid-19 infections as Chancellor Angela Merkel said the "dramatic" situation was the result of the fourth wave "hitting our country with full force."
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Germany's Covid cases hit record high with Merkel warning of 'dramatic' situation

Germany reported its highest single day surge of Covid-19 infections as Chancellor Angela Merkel said the "dramatic" situation was the result of the fourth wave "hitting our country with full force."
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Lukashenko has got the ear of the EU at last – but it won’t help him

The Belarusian leader may have won phone talks with Angela Merkel but Europe remains united against himAs migrants camped out in the woods prepared for another night of sub-zero temperatures, the Estonian foreign minister, Eva-Maria Liimets, on Tuesday revealed to an evening news programme the gist of what Alexander Lukashenko demanded of Angela Merkel in the first call between a European leader and Belarus’s dictator in more than a year.“He wants the sanctions to be halted, [and] to be recognis...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Eu, European Union, World news, Refugees, Poland, Merkel, Belarus, Estonia, Alexander Lukashenko, Lukashenko, Ursula von der Leyen, Eva Maria Liimets


Covid live news: fourth wave hitting Germany with ‘full force’, Merkel warns; Belgium mandates working from home

Angela Merkel calls for an extra push on vaccinations; Belgium tightens restrictions as cases rise in fourth waveUS to boost vaccine manufacturing and produce a billion doses a yearEasing of New Zealand rules could lead to summer crisis, experts warnFauci: US can get Covid under control by next year with more jabsPfizer strikes deal to allow generic versions of Covid pill for world’s poorGermany set to tighten rules for unvaccinated as Covid cases riseAgence France-Presse is reporting that deliv...
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Full force of Covid hitting Germany, warns Merkel

The chancellor speaks of a dramatic situation as European governments respond to a surge in cases.
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Merkel: Germany hit by full force of Covid

The chancellor speaks of a dramatic situation as European governments respond to a surge in cases.
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Blazers out, nail varnish in: as Merkel steps down, so does star doppelganger

Ursula Wanecki's second life as an impersonator started almost by accident. Sixteen years later, she is hanging up the blazersUrsula Wanecki has a dream, which is to finally meet Angela Merkel and swap tips with her about how to make Silesian plum cake. “I know for a fact she likes to make it, with a crumble topping. I imagine us sitting in her garden, having a coffee and eating the cake – with a crunchy crumble – away from the public eye.”She has been told “by people in the know”, she says, tha...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, World news, Merkel, Ursula Wanecki, Wanecki


Merkel appeals to Putin to intervene in Belarus border crisis

Call comes after Polish PM said Russia was behind flow of people from Middle East to EU bordersThe German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has asked Vladimir Putin to intervene in the crisis on the Belarus-Poland border in an appeal to Minsk’s key foreign sponsor.In a phone call, Merkel told Putin that the “use of migrants by the Belarusian regime was inhuman and unacceptable and asked [Putin] to influence the regime in Minsk”, said the chancellor’s spokesperson, Steffen Seibert. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Eu, European Union, World news, Middle East, Poland, Merkel, Belarus, Lithuania, Minsk, Alexander Lukashenko


Angela Merkel to bring likely successor Olaf Scholz to G20 meetings

‘Historic’ gesture for bilateral talks on summit fringe is intended to emphasise continuityAngela Merkel will bring her likely successor as German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, along to bilateral meetings on the fringe of this weekend’s G20 summit, in a “historic” gesture to emphasise continuity between the outgoing and incoming governments.Social Democrat Scholz, who is conducting coalition talks to form a power-sharing deal with the German Greens and the Free Democratic party (FDP), is expected to ...
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Merkel biographer explains why iconic picture is so important

Biographer Kati Marton shares what she learned about German Chancellor Angela Merkel and discusses her lasting impact on international politics.
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‘You are a monument’: EU leaders hail Angela Merkel at ‘final’ summit

Chancellor given paperweight as parting gift but she may not be done yet if German coalition talks falterAfter nearly 16 years and 107 EU summits, Angela Merkel, the outgoing chancellor of Germany, might have expected more from her fellow leaders than a glass paperweight and praise for being a “monument”.But at what was expected to be Merkel’s final meeting in Brussels, touching on issues ranging from energy prices to Poland’s laissez faire attitude to EU law, the former US president Barack Obam...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Barack Obama, Eu, European Union, World news, Poland, Merkel, Brussels


EU leaders give Merkel an ovation at final summit

Chancellor Merkel bows out from her role at the EU's helm, praised as Europe's "compass".
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Angela Merkel calls for compromise amid row over Polish ECJ snub

German chancellor offers olive branch to Warsaw at what may prove to be her last EU summitAngela Merkel, who earlier this week reflected on her deep hurt over Brexit, has called for European Union countries to compromise over their competing visions of integration, at what was being billed in Brussels as a farewell summit for the German chancellor.The attempt by Merkel, at her 107th and possibly final EU summit, to smooth over a dispute over Poland’s rejection of European court of justice ruling...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Angela Merkel, Eu, European Union, World news, Hungary, Poland, European Commission, Merkel, Brussels, Brexit, Warsaw, Ecj, Viktor Orban, Mark Rutte


Afghanistan crisis: Merkel warns against descent into chaos

The German chancellor's warning comes as G20 leaders discuss how to keep the Afghan economy afloat.
Tags: News, G20, Afghanistan, Merkel


German elections: Defeated Merkel heir Laschet prepared to resign

Armin Laschet has called a conservative party congress next week for new leaders to be decided.
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