Hackers tried to infiltrate computers of think tanks associated with the governing CDU and SPD parties in 2017. A year earlier, scammers set up a fake server in Latvia to flood German lawmakers with phishing emails.
Merkel said in October she would step down as party chief but remain chancellor, an effort to manage her exit after a series of setbacks since her divisive decision in 2015 to keep German borders open to refugees fleeing war in the Middle East.
Merkel's office said that she and a small delegation, including the finance minister took a different government plane to Madrid on Friday morning, and then boarded a commercial flight to Buenos Aires.
Economy Minister Peter Altmaier, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing conservatives, said he was focused on cutting high German corporate taxes following tax cuts in the United States, Britain and soon France.
"I don't believe that anything will change about the negotiating position in international negotiations - one can even say I have more time to concentrate on my tasks as the head of government," she said on Tuesday.
Hillary Clinton greets members of the culinary workers union local 226 as she arrives to speak at a demonstration outside the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, At least 13 people, including seven children, died as a landslide hit shanties erected in Karachi's Gulistan-i-Jauhar area early Tuesday Ocotber 13.