Saturday, 28 May, 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.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.