Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicAngela Merkel

Topic: Angela Merkel

It’ll get worse before it gets better – Merkel warns of tough times as Covid crisis worsens

Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked Germans for their sacrifices but said more would be needed as all indications were that things will become more difficult.

How marathon, ‘cranky’ negotiations gave Europe its $860 billion Covid stimulus plan

The plan that Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron had come up with would mean a historic step forward for the European project if they could pull it off.

Quantum chemist Angela Merkel has finally become Europe’s leader

There's consensus in Berlin that Merkel's connection with European integration is cerebral, not emotional. Covid seems to have changed that.

With Europe caught in crises, Merkel’s final act will also have to be her biggest

Merkel plays a key role in passing a EU-wide stimulus package that would see the bloc issue as much as 750 billion euros in joint debt to be used by pandemic-hit nations.

Angela Merkel doesn’t use war imagery for Covid. In fact, she hardly uses metaphors

Macron said his nation was at war with an invisible enemy. Trump says he is a ‘wartime president’. Johnson has spoken of the virus as an ‘enemy’. But not Germans.

For Germany, reopening the economy is proving harder than shutting it down

Chancellor Merkel has been taking a cautious approach to relaxing Covid-19 restrictions, but small to medium businesses can't wait to reopen as tourist season approaches.

Angela Merkel is in isolation to save herself. But pressure mounts on her to save Europe

History may judge Angela Merkel less on her custody of Europe’s powerhouse economy than on what she does to help its weakest members through Covid-19.

Why Angela Merkel quarantining herself is a blow to Europe’s fight against coronavirus

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be regularly tested in the coming days and perform her duties from home.

India’s namaste is ready to make a world comeback due to coronavirus

After Gandhi and yoga, namaste must become India’s next main export. In the age of pandemics and novel coronaviruses, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

India and US done with hate-filled alpha males Trump & Modi. The future is female

The world needs women leaders because alpha males such as Modi and Trump, high on nationalism and machismo, lack the foresight to run a democratic country.

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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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