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Macron, Merkel seek common approaches to Trump, euro

Nov. 18, 2018 5:55 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel consulted Sunday on migration, fixing the euro currency, Europe's defense, taxing digital companies and other issues as the two leaders looked to preserve their influence abroad while their authority flags at...

The Latest: Macron addresses Germany's parliament

Nov. 18, 2018 9:38 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The Latest on the French president's visit to Germany (all times local): 3:35 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron has called for Europe to take more responsibility for its defense and security and for France and Germany to play a leading role together. Macron made the remarks...

German chancellor visits scene of far-right protest

Nov. 16, 2018 2:41 PM EST

CHEMNITZ, Germany (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a city that was shaken by violent, far-right protests three months ago and appealed Friday to Germans not to cross a line when venting anger about issues such as immigration. During a two-hour event with readers of the local Freie Press newspaper,...

Bavarian party leader Seehofer to step down in January

Nov. 16, 2018 5:04 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavaria-only conservative ally says he will step down from the post early next year. The dpa news agency reported Friday that Horst Seehofer announced he would resign the post he's held since 2008 as head of the Christian Social Union at a special party...

The Latest: UK's May vows 'to see this through' on Brexit

Nov. 15, 2018 12:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:30 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says if politicians reject her Brexit deal, it will set the country on "a path of deep and grave uncertainty." Defiant in the face of mounting criticism, May said Thursday...

German prosecutors seek to lift immunity of far-right leader

Nov. 14, 2018 5:27 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday they are seeking to lift the parliamentary immunity of a prominent far-right politician as part of a probe into potentially illegal campaign donations. Prosecutors in the southern city of Konstanz want to investigate Alice Weidel, who is co-leader of the...

The Latest: EU Parliament member hails draft Brexit deal

Nov. 14, 2018 4:24 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit negotiations (all times local): 9:20 p.m. The European Parliament's Brexit point-man Guy Verhofstadt is welcoming the draft withdrawal agreement governing Britain's departure but says he still regrets that the country is leaving. Verhofstadt tweeted Wednesday that "while...

Germany's Merkel calls for creation of an EU army

Nov. 13, 2018 10:33 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the European Union should work toward creating its own joint army, just after marking the centenary of the end of World War I with world leaders in France. Merkel told EU lawmakers Tuesday that "we have to work on the vision of one day creating a real...

Upcoming Merkel book includes extensive interviews with her

Nov. 13, 2018 8:07 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming biography of Angela Merkel will draw upon extensive interviews with the German chancellor and with those who know her. Kati Marton's "A Pastor's Daughter" is scheduled for 2020, Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday. Marton herself has a long background in Germany, as a...

Merkel says Germany has a way to go on gender equality

Nov. 12, 2018 8:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Even though she has been at her nation's helm for 13 years, Chancellor Angela Merkel said much more needs to be done to achieve gender equality in Germany. As Germany marked the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage, Merkel said in a speech in Berlin on Monday that there's a lot still to do...