Germany's ruling Christian Democrat Union has chosen Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as its new party leader, ending Angela Merkel's 18-year reign. The CDU general secretary narrowly beat Friedrich Merz, a millionaire lawyer, in a run-off vote in Hamburg. Ms Kramp-Karrenbauer, or AKK as she is also known, received 517 of 999 votes.1 comment
She was the last to arrive, but together with French president Emmanuel Macron one of the most popular leaders during the G20 summit in Buenos Aires. Her official aircraft had to turn back because of communications problems so German Chancellor Angela Merkel took a commercial flight from Madrid directly to Buenos Aires, a day late for the inauguration but not for the other activities including a couple of outings in the Argentine capital.
After the controversy generated by a resolution in which the Ministry of Security of Argentina allows the police to use lethal weapons against a person who flees in the framework of the summit of the Group of 20 in Buenos Aires, the minister Patricia Bullrich went to clarify that this disposition “has nothing to do with the mobilization” against the G20 crowded by social organizations this Friday.
The famous Air Force One, a veritable Flying White House, landed in Ezeiza at 10.10 pm amid tight security measures right on time for US President Donald Trump to rest and get ready for Friday's breakfast meeting with his Argentine colleague Mauricio Macri.
While in Argentina for the upcoming G-20 Summit, Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to hold bilateral talks with France's Emmanuel Macron, China's Xi Xinpung and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Kremlin sources announced Wednesday.
President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday urged a Franco-German push to make Europe a stronger and more confident global player that could prevent chaos on the world stage. Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have used a series of war anniversaries to project unity as they push back against populist and nationalist forces in Europe and Donald Trump's isolationist America First stance.
EU leaders have dismissed talk of renegotiating the draft Brexit deal and warned the UK's political situation could make a no-deal more likely. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said there was no question of reopening talks as a document was on the table.
French President Emmanuel Macron has urged world leaders marking the centenary of the World War One Armistice to reject nationalism. Addressing leaders in Paris, including US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin - he described it as a “betrayal of patriotism”.
French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that Europeans cannot be protected without a true, European army, as he marks the centenary of the World War One Armistice.
Marking the end of an era, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's announced on Monday her last term in office. The dominant figure in German and European politics for more than a decade said she will step down as party leader of her Christian Democratic Union, CDU, in December and not seek reelection as chancellor in 2021.