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Merkel demands no spying agreement: 'Spying among friends, that cannot be'
France and Germany have called for an agreement with the US by the end of the year to try to resolve a dispute over spying.
Taoiseach on Merkel 'bugging' claims: 'I always operate on the basis that my calls are listened to'
Who knew you could tap a battered old Nokia…
Merkel: Ireland has made good progress, I'm grateful to Enda Kenny
Earlier the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the result of the German election was never going to impact on Ireland’s push for retrospective recapitalisation of its banks.
After 'super-result' Merkel begins search for German coalition partner
“The Merkel Republic,” ran the headline for a commentary on news site Spiegel Online as the German chancellor saw off the challenge of the Social Democrats but did not win an outright majority.
Man wearing only underpants parties on Angela Merkel's plane
The intruder was high on drugs, danced on the wing of the jet, sprayed foam around the plush interior and released an inflatable slide.
German hostage drama ends as Merkel forced to cancel campaign rally
A man entered the town hall in Ingolstadt and took four people hostage releasing them gradually in a tense nine-hour stand off before police confronted the 24-year-old whose only demand had been a doner kebab.
Merkel defends secret surveillance for security purposes
In her most detailed comments on the spying claims made by Edward Snowden, the German chancellor defended the role of secret services in keeping populations safe.
When Enda met Angela: Merkel to host Taoiseach in round table meeting
Youth unemployment is top of the agenda at a round table summit in the German capital today.
Angela Merkel: I regard the Anglo Tapes with contempt
The German chancellor was asked about the controversial recordings of former Anglo Irish Bank executives in Brussels last night.
Anti G8 protests take place in Belfast
A crowd of 1,500 protesters took to the streets of Belfast today to march against the G8 Summit.
Merkel tells young people with no jobs that they might have to move
Merkel said there will have to be more mobility if the youth unemployment figures are to be reduced.
Column: The G8 summit could have huge economic benefits for Ireland – if it goes well
Using the summit as an opportunity to vent frustrations with protests could be damaging and will only distract the international media from the many positives of Ireland’s recovery, writes Samuel Brazys.
Merkel ally: Taoiseach told Irish people truth about 'hardship' they'd face
German MEP, Elmar Brok, said that Fine Gael’s support for some of the previous government’s policies had made it able to “sell” austerity and financial hardship to the Irish people.
Column: It's been an emotional upheaval but at least Cypriots are standing united
The people of Cyprus are no strangers to losing their belongings, as history has shown, writes Yiota Demetriou – who questions why her country is getting the short end of the stick.
Spanish newspaper retracts column comparing Merkel to Hitler
A columnist for El Pais wrote that the German chancellor had “like Hitler, declared war” on Europe in a piece that has now been retracted.
French minister with Irish links says Hollande supports bank debt deal
Hélène Conway-Mouret, who lived in Ireland for 30 years, says that the actions of French president Francois Hollande have helped softened Germany’s view on Ireland’s legacy bank debt.
Taoiseach: Bank debt deal will be dealt with by Finance Minister next year
Enda Kenny has said his meeting with Angela Merkel today will not be about making a decision on a deal for Ireland’s legacy bank debt.
German finance minister 'very impressed' with 'special case' Ireland
Wolfgang Schauble said he was confident Ireland would not need a second bailout following a meeting with Ministers Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin today.
Rabbitte slams 'orgy of negativity' over bank debt deal
Pat Rabbitte siad that he would have preferred if Angela Merkel had not made the remarks she made but insisted that an agreement to deal with Ireland’s bank debt still stands.
Govt insists agreement to address bank debt stands, FF says it's in denial
The government has continued to insist a deal on Ireland’s debt still stands despite comments from the German chancellor yesterday.
Berlusconi family newspaper calls Merkel the Fourth Reich
Today’s Il Giornale headline “Quarto Reich” is accompanied by a picture of the German Chancellor.
Circumcision ban could make Germany 'laughing stock': Merkel
“I do not want Germany to be the only country in the world in which Jews cannot practise their rites,” the Germany Chancellor has said.
Angela Merkel approval rating up after EU summit
The German Chancellor’s popularity has risen to its highest level since she was re-elected in 2009.
Germans want to ban bestiality, legalise cannabis
More than 152,000 voted to make cannabis a legal drug, while a further 93,000 said sex with animals should be banned.
It's raining, so here are 6 things to cheer you up
Longest day of the year, you say? So what if it’s not sunny – these might make it better…
Merkel: German money will not save Europe
Chancellor says that countries need to cut debt, not print more money through the issuance of Eurobonds.
End of G8 summit: Obama talks of 'emerging consensus' on economic fix
The US President spoke of an emerging consensus to promote growth and job creation , while the German Chancellor added that austerity was still on the agenda.
Angela Merkel’s 2011: “Profound change, toughest currency test”
The German chancellor’s New Year’s televised address to her nation included a vow to save the euro.
Column: Nick Leeson's 4 lessons learned from 2011
Ireland and a euro break-up, the truth about tribunals, white collar crime and the dangers of ‘pay day’ loans – former trader Nick Leeson rings the closing bell on 2011.
Cameron threatens to block Merkozy's EU Treaties change
Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy are due to present plans for a new EU treaty – but Britain is threatening to veto the proposals.
Merkel says eurozone recovery will take ten years
Meanwhile Greece has entered political deadlock in a bid to form a coalition government…
Angela Merkel insists there is no problem with the euro
The German chancellor think its not the single currency but the debt problems afflicting the likes of Ireland and Greece as she insisted the single currency was a stable one.
German Chancellor Merkel ‘threatened to pull out of euro zone’
Reports emerge that Merkel had made remark at dinner during EU summit which was dominated by Irish bailout.
Germany and French at odds over Roma issue
The German Chancellor strenuously denies Nicolas Sarkozy’s claim that Germany intends to dismantle Roma camps.