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Scholz's party approves deal for new German coalition govt

German Chancellor-designate Olaf Scholz's center-left party gave its overwhelming approval Saturday to forming a new government with environmentalist and pro-business parties — the first of three such...

German parties aim for deal on new government next week

BERLIN (AP) — Three German political parties said Tuesday that they hope to clinch a deal next week to form a new government, keeping center-left leader Olaf Scholz on track to become Germany's new ch...

Race to lead Merkel's party in German opposition takes shape

BERLIN (AP) — A former German environment minister and outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff both announced that they will run for the leadership of Merkel's center-right party on Friday ...

Germany: Merkel's party to choose new leader by late January

BERLIN (AP) — Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-right party is turning to a ballot of its entire membership to choose a new leader after crashing to defeat and its worst-ever national ...

"Danke schön!" EU leaders, Obama give Merkel big sendoff

BRUSSELS (AP) — Angela Merkel is still Germany's Chancellor, and might be still when European Union leaders meet again, yet they gave her a big farewell party at Friday's EU summit. Even Barack Obama ...

Angela Merkel receives fond farewell at final EU summit

Although Angela Merkel could still be the chancellor of Germany the next time European Union leaders meet, her colleagues decided to give her an official send-offon Friday at a summit of bloc leaders ...

Politicians across the world face growing dangers

Death threats, hate mail, anonymous phone calls — politicians in many countries need police protection as they carry out their work. Here are some prominent attacks on lawmakers that have occurr...

Germany: 'Traffic light' exploratory talks draw to a close

Three major German political parties, the Social Democrats (SPD), Greens and pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP), are expected to finish exploratory talks for a possible coalition this week, the ...

Green leader: 'Long way' to go in talks to form German govt

BERLIN (AP) — A Greens leader says the multiparty talks on forming a new German government have “a long way to go” and will have to bridge significant policy differences. The center-...

Germany's Merkel and pope talk climate change, child abuse

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met with Pope Francis and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi as part of a farewell trip to Italy and the Vatican on Thursday. Merkel told reporters she talked with th...

Angela Merkel congratulates Olaf Scholz on 'election success'

Angela Merkel has personally congratulated the Social Democrats' Olaf Scholz "on his election success," the outgoing chancellor's office said Wednesday. Merkel contacted Scholz (SDP...

German election 2021: How world leaders reacted

Leaders from around the world have expressed their opinions about the results of Germany's election, which saw the center-left Social Democrats (SPD) leading Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-...

German Social Democrats beat conservatives in vote to decide Merkel successor

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats narrowly won Sunday's national election, projected results showed, and claimed a "clear mandate" to lead a government for the first time...

Voting day in Germany: end of the Merkel era

Voting bureaus opened in Germany at 08:00 local time on Sunday and will close 10 hours later. Never before has the outcome been so uncertain. During previous elections, when Angela Merkel was still in...

Fact check: German TV channel's election rehearsal goes awry — and is used as bait

German public broadcaster Das Erste has apologized for "accidentally" airing the "fictitious" projected election results — but the gaffe has since been used to fuel baseless ...