9 December 2015

German leader Angela Merkel named Time's Person of the Year

In this Thursday, July 16, 2015, file photo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles as she arrives for a meeting in Berlin. Merkel has been named as Time's Person of the Year, the publication announced Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, praised by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been named Time's Person of the Year, praised Wednesday by the magazine for her leadership on everything from Syrian refugees to the Greek debt crisis.
Time also cited Merkel's strong response to "Vladimir Putin's creeping theft of Ukraine" and on its cover called her "Chancellor of the Free World."