Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicAngela Merkel

Topic: Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel’s party losing German election triggers tricky search for new govt

As the center-left Social Democrats narrowly beat Merkel's center-right Union bloc, winning party's Olaf Scholz & Armin Laschet from losing camp laid claim to leading the next govt.

If anybody can lead EU after Angela Merkel, it’s Super Mario

What gives Italian PM Mario Draghi so much authority is in part his technocratic and diplomatic manner. But it’s also his prior career as an economist.

If anything is Angela Merkel’s legacy, it is her custodianship of the liberal world order

Whereas most other world leaders are “men of action” who go off like proverbial firecrackers when crises emerge, Merkel preferred to do her homework.

PM Modi’s approval ratings rise to 70%, highest among 13 world leaders, survey finds

The development came months after Modi’s ratings took a hit amid the massive second Covid-19 wave across the country.

Imran Khan’s poster diplomacy has Merkel, Boris Johnson. But Pakistanis can’t stop laughing

Announcement posters of Imran Khan’s phone calls with different world leaders, on the Afghan-Taliban issue, have led to a meme fest in Pakistan.

Armin Laschet, Angela Merkel’s successor, needs to strike the right tone with Biden & EU

Challenge for Armin Laschet, who takes over as head of Merkel's party, will be to offer continuity while carving his own path with an eye on the September elections.

Outgoing German chancellor Angela Merkel’s loyalist Armin Laschet elected party leader

Laschet beat long-time Merkel critic Friedrich Merz to become the leader of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel finds Trump’s forced social media exile ‘problematic’

The German leader’s stance was echoed by French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, who said that the state and not 'the digital oligarchy' is responsible for regulations.

PM Modi briefs Germany’s Angela Merkel on Covid vaccine development in India

In a video-conference held Wednesday, Modi assured the German Chancellor of India's commitment to deploy its capacities for the benefit of the world.

Angela Merkel orders Germany into hard lockdown as Covid cases surge

The tighter restrictions – including a ban on gatherings over the New Year – will last until 10 January after a less stringent lockdown failed to halt a surge in Covid infections and deaths.

On Camera

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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