Angela Merkel, born July 17, 1954, has been the chancellor of Germany since 2005 and leader of the Christian Democrat party, CDU, since 2000.
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The French satirical magazine Chalie Hebdo has slammed Chancellor Angela Merkel in its first German edition. The controversial magazine has launched in Germany, nearly two years after an attack on its headquarters in Paris by Islamist terrorists killed 12 people.
As the EU is threatened from rising populism within its own borders, emboldened by a Trump presidency, do pro-EU leaders have the answers to defend it? MEP Manfred Weber tells Michel Friedman on Conflict Zone.
Justice Minister Heiko Maas has said Germans "must reckon" with the idea that internet-based misinformation could play a part in the 2017 federal election. MPs from Merkel's CDU party will be briefed on the issue Monday.