Clashes erupted between police and protesters trying to reach the headquarters of the G20 summit in the German city of Hamburg. Additional security personnel were deployed after at least 160 policemen were injured in the clashes.
Merkel will meet with other G20 leaders during the summit in Hamburg where she is hoping to cement her role as a stateswoman as she seeks re-election in September.
Leaders of G20 countries will meet this week in Germany as part of the annual summit to discuss global economic growth, international trade and financial market regulation.
Germany's parliament voted to punish social media giants with fines of up to $57 million if they systematically fail to remove illegal hate speech, but critics worry that the prohibitive fines could stifle legitimate free speech.
US President Donald Trump discusses with his counterparts at the G7 the 2015 Paris agreement on fighting global warming, an accord he once pledged to cancel.
A spokesman for German Chancellor Angela Merkel calls for calm, as diplomatic row between Turkey and Germany escalates over ban on Turkish rallies in German towns.
US Vice President Mike Pence also called on European allies to carry their share of the burden, saying "the promise of sharing the burden of our defence has gone unfulfilled by too many for too long and it erodes the very foundation of our alliance."
Nineteen-year-old Anas Modamani, a refugee from Damascus who took a selfie with Chancellor Angela Merkel, seeks an injunction after Facebook declined to remove all posts falsely linking him to crimes and terrorist attacks.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel promises that the perpetrator will be punished.
Speaking at her Conservative Party's congress, Angela Merkel said the Muslim attire has no place in German society.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party suffered another stinging loss in Berlin state elections raising questions about whether Merkel will stand a fourth term.
US President Obama and German Chancellor Merkel disagree on ‘safe zone' project in Syria.
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