German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Oct 26, 2013 — Members of the European Parliament will be in Washington on Monday to discuss reports that the NSA used U.S. officials' Rolodexes to create lists of phone numbers to monitor. Intelligence officials will make a separate visit from Germany, whose Chancellor Angela Merkel was reportedly a surveillance target.
Jun 19, 2013 — The developments cast doubt on the newly announced peace talks between the insurgents and the U.S.
Jan 25, 2012 — But, Merkel added, "we are determined" to make the common currency and related institutions work. She didn't elaborate on how that will happen.
Aug 25, 2011 — First lady Michelle Obama, who ranked No. 1 last year, is now at No. 8. The increasing importance of some, including Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, made for changes in the rankings.