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Brexit made an unlikely hero of Angela Merkel for Britain’s remainers

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Angela Merkel is used to being unimpressed by British prime ministers. She was appalled by David Cameron’s casual surrender of influence in Europe, all to placate fringe elements in his party. She was stunned, on firs...

The Guardian view on Angela Merkel: farewell to a bulwark of stability

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One of the most emblematic political photographs of recent times was taken during a G7 summit in Canada in 2018. Leaning forward across a narrow table with hands outstretched, a grim-faced Angela Merkel confronts Dona...

Angela Bassett on success, salaries and staying power: ‘I gotta find a new queen to play!’

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Even via a video call, from an anonymous-looking office in New York, against a backdrop of stacked cardboard boxes, Angela Bassett exudes glamour. Dressed down in a sleeveless white top, her hair long and dead straigh...

Under the guise of tackling election fraud, the government is attacking democracy

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Next week the government will try to reverse centuries of democratic progress in this country. The Conservatives’ elections bill – copied and pasted straight out of the Donald Trump playbook – is a blatant attempt to ...

Angela Merkel’s 16-year battle with the centrifugal forces of politics

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As Maren Heinzerling crossed hands with the most powerful woman in the world, leaned backwards and started to spin her dance partner in a circle, she began to worry. “What are you doing,” the retired railway engineer ...

Angela Merkel scores higher in approval ratings than any current world leader

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Almost 16 years after she first became Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel’s approval ratings in five major European countries and the United States remain higher than those of any other current world leader, a new po...

Angela Rayner: ‘We don’t want to be an opposition, we want to be a government’

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Labour’s deputy leader, Angela Rayner, has said her own experience as a care worker helped to convince her more flexible working could be a “win-win” for staff and employers. Speaking to the Guardian after announcing ...

Angela Merkel: bowing out, the chancellor who balances Bundestag with Bunsen burner

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As she faced a lecture-hall sized auditorium packed with national and international press for the last time in her 16-year chancellorship, there was a sense that the room was simultaneously hearing from two very diffe...

Angela Merkel to visit flood-ravaged areas in Germany

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Angela Merkel is to visit flood-ravaged areas in Germany to survey the damage and meet survivors, after days of extreme downpours in western Europe left at least 183 people dead and dozens missing. The chancellor is s...

Classical home listening: Angela Hewitt and a recital rarity

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Introducing her rapturous and rhapsodic album Love Songs (Hyperion), the pianist Angela Hewitt quotes Hector Berlioz. Debating the relative powers of love and music, he concludes: “Love can give no idea of music: mus...

Brexit: Angela Merkel calls on Boris Johnson to find ‘pragmatic solutions’ on Northern Ireland protocol – live

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In her final visit to UK as German chancellor, Merkel says Brexit is ‘good opportunity to open a new chapter in our relationship’

Angela Merkel and PM to discuss Covid travel curbs during final UK visit

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Boris Johnson is to welcome Angela Merkel to Chequers on Friday, with coronavirus travel restrictions anticipated to be high on the agenda for their meeting.The German chancellor, who is making her final visit to the ...

Angela Rayner forced to deny plans for Labour leadership bid

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Angela Rayner has been forced to deny any immediate plans to challenge Keir Starmer for the Labour leadership, amid feverish speculation at Westminster as voters in Batley and Spen go to the polls. Labour still has ho...

No one got Angela Carter like Corinna Sargood

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I have been relishing an illustrated book by Corinna Sargood. I love this artist’s paintings of Mexican life: bright scenes on wood, some in tin frames, crammed with tiny figures: a harpist, a bullfighter, a psychiatr...

Angela Merkel’s CDU beats far right in crucial German state election

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Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) fought off a challenge from the far right in a state election on Sunday that was seen as the last big test for Germany’s political parties before a national vote in Sep...

Angela Rayner demands detailed answers on Boris Johnson’s refurb

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Labour has demanded that the full details of how Boris Johnson’s Downing Street flat renovation was funded are released after he was cleared of breaching the ministerial code. Deputy leader Angela Rayner has written t...

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