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German soldiers face vaccine mandate as COVID cases rise

Nov. 23, 2021 07:16 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The German military is making coronavirus shots compulsory for troops amid a growing debate in the country about whether to introduce a general vaccine mandate to counter rising infection and hospitalization rates. The Defense Ministry on Tuesday...

France bids 'adieu' to Merkel, awards her Legion of Honor

Nov. 03, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

BEAUNE, France (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel was feted by France on Wednesday in a special farewell ceremony honoring her leadership and partnership. French President Emmanuel Macron was to award Merkel with the Great Cross of the Legion of Honor as part of her...

As Merkel bids farewell, German women wish for more equality

Sep. 21, 2021 02:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel, Germany's first female chancellor, has been praised by many for her pragmatic leadership in a turbulent world and celebrated by some as a feminist icon. But a look at her track record over her 16 years at Germany's helm reveals missed opportunities for fighting...