Kamala Harris hosts Angela Merkel for breakfast

Vice President Kamala Harris hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel for breakfast Thursday at her Naval Observatory home, marking the first time she’s hosted a foreign leader at the residence.  ‘We are pleased to welcome you Madam Chancellor and I know we are the fourth administration that you have worked with throughout your extraordinary career. want … Read more

Boris Johnson makes light of UK-EU ‘sausage war’ row

Boris Johnson jokes to Angela Merkel the ‘wurst is behind us’ over post-Brexit UK-EU ‘sausage war’ as PM says the two sides must ‘sort out’ problems with the Northern Ireland Protocol Boris Johnson today joked the ‘wurst is behind us’ over EU-UK ‘sausage war’  Mr Johnson said UK and EU must ‘sort out’ issues with … Read more

Queen looks delighted as she arrives at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

Her Royal Happiness! Queen looks delighted in a dressed-down navy padded gilet as she arrives at the Royal Windsor Horse Show – after hosting German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Windsor Castle Queen, 95, appeared in good spirits as she arrived at the Royal Windsor Horse Show this morning  The monarch dressed down in a loose … Read more

Germany ‘needs a lockdown’ and may have to bring in curfews to curb virus health minister warns 

Germany needs to implement nationwide measures to break the current wave of coronavirus infections as quickly as possible, its health minister said on Friday. ‘We need a lockdown,’ Jens Spahn told journalists in a news conference, adding that nighttime curfews may be necessary to further reduce social contacts. He said that there were currently nearly … Read more

Angela Merkel calls for national lockdown to curb Germany’s coronavirus crisis 

Angela Merkel calls for national lockdown to curb Germany’s coronavirus crisis Angela Merkel today backed regional leaders’ calls for short, sharp lockdown  Comes amid third wave with Germany battling average of 15,000 cases per day  ‘Every call for a short, uniform lockdown is right,’ Merkel’s spokeswoman said She added that the country was struggling with … Read more

Ursula von der Leyen ‘refused to sign’ world leaders’ pandemic plea

J. V. Bainimarama, prime minister of Fiji Antonio Luis Santos da Costa, prime minister of Portugal Klaus Iohannis, president of Romania Boris Johnson, UK Prime Minister,  Paul Kagame, president of Rwanda Uhuru Kenyatta, president of Kenya Emmanuel Macron, president of France Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany Charles Michel, president of the European Council Kyriakos Mitsotakis, … Read more

Johnson, Merkel and Macron, among others, declare world needs a post-Covid treaty

Boris Johnson and other world leaders have called for a global treaty in response to Covid – similar to that agreed after the Second World War. In the face of vaccine nationalism and clashes between countries, the Prime Minister, French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel – among others – warned against isolationism. … Read more

Covid Germany: Angela Merkel blames ‘perfectionism’ for chaotic vaccine roll-out

Angela Merkel has blamed German ‘perfectionism’ for the country’s current coronavirus chaos with vaccine doses going unused and patchy lockdown rules failing to rein in the third wave.  The long-serving chancellor called for more ‘flexibility’ as she acknowledged flaws in a bureaucratic vaccine roll-out which has seen only 10 per cent of the population get … Read more

Angela Merkel blames German ‘perfectionism’ for virus chaos

Angela Merkel has blamed German ‘perfectionism’ for the country’s current coronavirus chaos with vaccine doses going unused and patchy lockdown rules failing to rein in the third wave.  The long-serving chancellor called for more ‘flexibility’ as she acknowledged flaws in a bureaucratic vaccine roll-out which has seen only 10 per cent of the population get … Read more

Red tape farce of German vaccination roll-out as it emerges 80-year-olds have to fill in TEN forms

The vaccine roll-out in Germany has descended into chaos as it emerged that 80-year-olds have to fill in ten forms just to get the jab. Angela Merkel‘s coalition government is facing increasing criticism over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic with its vaccination programme now faltering. Europe’s largest economy appears to be lagging behind with … Read more