Angela Merkel
  • Rainbow flags were flying at half-staff around the Dutch city and rights groups planned a major protest against Russian gay rights policies.

    German chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Russian Presideent Vladimir Putin shake hands after a press conference at the Hannover Fair, in Hannover, northern Germany, Monday April 8, 2013. (AP Photo/dpa, Marcus Brandt)
    LAST UPDATE : Apr 08, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT
  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel, right, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, attend the opening of the Hannover Fair at the Congress Center in Hannover, Germany, Sunday April 7, 2013.

    Germany's leader voiced her concerns over Russian controls on non-governmental organizations, saying they should be able to work freely.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 08, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT
  • Students march under the snow while they protest against austerity measures on state schools, in Pamplona, northern Spain on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

    Pols still want higher taxes and budget cuts, but are slowing the pace in hopes of avoiding any further slowdown in economic growth.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 15, 2013, 8:39 PM EDT
  • Union members light a fire during a demonstration outside of an EU summit in Brussels on Thursday, March 14, 2013.

    10,000 from across the European Union used a summit of regional leaders to demand they focus on curbing unemployment as opposed to deficits.

    LAST UPDATE : Mar 14, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT
  • A poster, front center, showing Adolf Hitler, right, and Reich Chancellor Paul von Hindenburg, left, is pictured at the 'Berlin

    Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Germans to always fight for their principles and not fall into the complacency that enabled the Nazi dictator to seize control.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 30, 2013, 10:44 AM EST
  • French President Francois Hollande, left, welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel in front of the Brandenburg Gate.

    Nations mark 50 years of an accord that enshrined their post-war reconciliation with a joint Cabinet meeting and a joint session of the countries' parliaments.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 22, 2013, 6:17 AM EST
  • Klaus Schwab, founder and president of the World Economic Forum, WEF, gestures in Cologny near Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, J

    Promoting measures to get the world economy out of its crisis mode will be the focal point of next week's annual gathering.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 16, 2013, 10:30 AM EST