Tag: Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel shutting down her Facebook page

London, Giving another clue Angela Merkel is in the final phase of her political career, the German Chancellor has announced she is closing down her Facebook page which has more than 2.5 million followers. Merkel, who handed the leadership of Germany’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union to Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer in December,[Read More…]

German Parliament approves of gay marriage

German Parliament approves of gay marriage

Bringing marriage equality in the world, the German Parliament approved a proposal allowing same-sex marriage after a debate. A clear majority of German MPs have voted to legalise same-sex marriage, days after Chancellor Angela Merkel dropped her opposition to a vote. However, at present, same-sex couples are limited to civil[Read More…]

Modi meets two women icons on his first day in Berlin

Modi meets two women icons on his first day in Berlin

In his two-day visit to Germany, Prime Minister Narendra Modi happened to meet two inspiring women on on his first day in Berlin. He opened the fourth India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC), along with German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and set the roadmap for bilateral strategic ties. Had a very good interaction[Read More…]

Trump refuses to shake hand with Angela Merkel

US President Donald Trump has apparently refused to shake German chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand during a joint appearance at the White House. In a video, reporters asked Trump and Merkel to shake hands at the end of the photo op, as is customary during meetings between foreign leaders. Hearing the[Read More…]

Germany increases film funding by 55%

The German government on Wednesday approved a 55% increase in film funding to €150 million ($161 million) in a bold move to grow the local and international film business in Germany. According to reports, Culture secretary Monika Grütters confirmed on Thursday morning during the announcement of the nominations for this[Read More…]

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