Angela Merkel
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and the Chinese Premier Li Keqiang attend a news conference after a meeting at the chancellery in Berlin, Sunday, May 26, 2013.

    The German chancellor said she would use her country's economic clout to prevent the E.U. from imposing punitive tariffs on some Chinese products.

    LAST UPDATE : May 27, 2013, 6:24 AM EDT
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, is dressed in a bullet proofed vest as she arrives to Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan, Friday, May 10, 2013.

    Angela Merkel on surprise visit less than two weeks after insurgents killed a German special forces soldier.

    LAST UPDATE : May 10, 2013, 10:20 AM EDT