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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 ...

German election: Which chancellor hopeful does the EU want?

EU heads of government haven't made any official statements about the upcoming German election. But think tanks and insiders have speculated which chancellor candidate each country might prefer. ...

Face mask killing sparks radicalization fears in Germany

Senior lawmakers in Germany expressed fears over the radicalization among people who oppose coronavirus restrictions following the killing of a gas station employee. The 20-year-old clerk was killed ...

As Merkel bids farewell, German women wish for more equality

BERLIN (AP) — Angela Merkel, Germany's first female chancellor, has been praised by many for her pragmatic leadership in a turbulent world and celebrated by some as a feminist icon. But a look at her ...

What does the end of the Merkel era mean for Southeast Asia?

Germany's federal elections this month are unlikely to dominate the headlines in Southeast Asia. But experts agree that the outcome of the vote will be important for the region nevertheless. The ...

Merkel's party ahead in local votes in northern German state

BERLIN (AP) — The center-right candidate hoping to succeed German Chancellor Angela Merkel is celebrating his party's narrow victory in local elections in a northern German state, two weeks before a n...

Angela Merkel in Poland: Bidding good-bye to a difficult partner

After Angela Merkel was elected chancellor of Germany in the fall of 2005, Warsaw was one of the first capitals she visited, along with Paris and Brussels. Poland had joined the European Union a year...

Merkel says her conservatives face hard battle after 16 years in power

BERLIN, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Angela Merkel said on Thursday nobody in her conservative bloc ever doubted that they faced a tough battle to hold the chancellery after her 16 years in office, declining to...

Would-be Merkel successor Armin Laschet visits France's Macron

Chancellor candidate for the center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and North Rhine-Westphalia premier Armin Laschet held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Wednesday, just...

Germany warns Russia over cyberattacks ahead of election

Germany blamed Russia on Monday for a recent wave of cyberattacks targeting German politicians. "The federal government strongly urges the Russian government to stop these unacceptable cyberact...

German election: Chancellor candidate Scholz meets Macron

German Finance Minister and chancellor hopeful Olaf Scholz was in Paris on Monday, where he met with French President Emmanuel Macron in an effort to show off his diplomacy bonafides just a few week a...