Angela Merkel

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Dancing in the limelight: when world leaders take to the dancefloor
Sanna Marin follows in a long line of politicians filmed dancing, some more enthusiastically than others

Jon Henley

19, Aug, 2022 @1:11 PM

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No regrets over handling of Vladimir Putin, says Angela Merkel
Former German chancellor claims her opposition to Ukraine’s Nato membership helped country

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

07, Jun, 2022 @9:54 PM

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‘We were all wrong’: how Germany got hooked on Russian energy
The long read: Germany has been forced to admit it was a terrible mistake to become so dependent on Russian oil and gas. So why did it happen?

Patrick Wintour

02, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Chat group leak reveals far-right fantasies of Germany’s AfD
Among tens of thousands of posts is talk of jailing Angela Merkel, calls for armed resistance, and homophobia

Kate Connolly in Berlin

20, May, 2022 @12:59 PM

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The Observer view on the French presidential election | Observer editorial
A Marine Le Pen victory would be disastrous for France and the whole of Europe

Observer editorial

17, Apr, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Germany must shake off its torpor and play its full role against Putin | Simon Tisdall
Only the boldest leadership can unite the EU against the delusional tyrant in Moscow. The German chancellor has the chance to provide it

Simon Tisdall

10, Apr, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Germany agonises over Merkel’s legacy: did she hand too much power to Putin?
The war in Ukraine has prompted criticism of former chancellor’s decisions on Nord Stream pipeline and Russia

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

05, Mar, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Nothing like a dame: Trump tops 2021’s cast of clowns and baddies
This year’s political pantomime served up a rich cast of characters, with The Donald providing the laughs and (guess who?) Xi Jinping as the baddest baddie of them all (Oh yes he is!)

Simon Tisdall

26, Dec, 2021 @7:45 AM

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Olaf Scholz elected to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor
Former Hamburg mayor secures 395 of 736 delegates’ ballots in parliamentary vote

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

08, Dec, 2021 @1:33 PM

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After 16 years at the top of German politics, what now for Angela Merkel?
While Merkel has said she has no particular plans, doing nothing doesn’t seem a realistic prospect for the outgoing chancellor

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

08, Dec, 2021 @10:34 AM

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Olaf Scholz to be voted in as German chancellor as Merkel era ends
Scholz to lead coalition government after agreement was signed by party leaders on Tuesday

Jennifer Rankin and agencies

08, Dec, 2021 @5:00 AM

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New faces, policies – and accents: Germany’s next coalition
Olaf Scholz takes over from Angela Merkel and brings with him a northern accent typical of Hamburg

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

07, Dec, 2021 @5:01 PM

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