Angela Merkel

France, Germany One Step Closer to 'European Army'

At the same time, the French government assured its population it would never cede the once-disputed Alsace-Lorraine territory to Germany, nor would locals be forced to speak German.

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's No-Win Win

Angela Merkel's preferred successor won leadership of Germany's most powerful party at a time when the country and the EU are in crisis.

Germany CDU Leadership Election 2018

More than 1,000 delegates representing regional CDU branches will vote on the three candidates in a secret ballot on Friday.

China Joins Trump in Pushing Back Against Macron

"We have to protect ourselves with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America," the French president told Europe 1 radio last week, calling for the formation of a "true European army."

Angela Merkel Calls for 'a Real True European Army'

The German chancellor's support of French President Emmanuel Macron's calls for a unified European force came as U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the idea, mocking France's loss to the Nazis in World War II.

Merkel Hits at Trump, Warns Against 'Destroying' U.N.

Merkel and Trump have sparred numerous times since the U.S. president took office. In recent months, Trump has criticized Germany's plan to move ahead with a Russian pipeline called Nord Stream 2.