She won't stand again in 2021 – and it's unlikely she'll last until then either.
She’s down, but is she out?
German politics is experiencing a major shift. Merkel knows her time is up.
A Christmas party at a border transit camp for refugees in Friedland, 2016.
Despite heated debates about immigration policy, German citizens' views of migrants and a 'refugee crisis' changed little in the year after Angela Merkel's 2015 decision to open borders.
Being part of the resistance can be complicated.
The 'resistance' to the Trump administration has many forms, from grassroots organizing to making music. But a historian of 20th-century Germany asks whether opposing Trump is a real resistance.
City Skyline and Main River in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Economic polarisation across Europe is becoming an important phenomenon, in part driven by monetary policies that can increase office prices and can even affect the fundamentals that drive the markets.
Berlin Wall, 1988. The fall of the Berlin Wall signifies the end of the Cold War and the victory of liberal democratic values.
Though the fall of the Berlin Wall did not bring along the utopia many had hoped for, it is a symbolic moment for the victors of the Cold War.
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
To succeed, Europe needs citizens who are multilingual and open to the world. EU-level universities can lead the way with four key concepts: Identity, Diversity, Essence and Attractiveness
A rally of right-wing protestors in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, in early September.
In the mid-1980s Germany was wracked by a toxic 'Asyldebatte' that bears similarities to what's happening today.
Ins and outs.
Watch out, Indonesia and South Africa.
If you believe everything you read, Germany is facing the abyss. But there's actually a lot to be hopeful about.
Trump and Merkel: Friends, foes or frenemies?
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais
The president, who called the European Union a 'foe' following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
Ugandan Asian family at Tonfanau Camp, April 1973.
Jim Arnould, Nova
Camps of the 20th century were focused on resettlement. Today, the focus is on confining movement and deportation. What changed?
Vladimir Putin, autographing a natural gas pipeline in Vladivostok.
AP Photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin
Even if Asia buys most of the natural gas the U.S. will be exporting soon, America's growing role in that market could wind up reducing Russia's political influence in Europe.
From awkwardness and confusion to rancour, Trump certainly left his mark on the 2018 NATO summit.
A life sentence for the neo-Nazi who murdered ten people. But questions remain about how she evaded authorities for more than a decade.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a polarizing figure — either partisan Republican or impartial jurist, depending on who you ask.
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
Controversial judicial appointments and divisive court rulings are not the norm everywhere. Here's what the US could learn from Europe about ensuring ideological balance on the Supreme Court.
A man looks at sports publications at a Barcelona newsstand in 2017. The European Union is considering new regulations for the online use of news content.
A proposed EU copyright directive aims to make Google, Facebook and other online platforms pay to display snippets of news. But will it work, and what will be the costs?
Unfinished and abandoned: the ‘House of Soviets’.
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The Russian 'exclave' ignored its Soviet past, remembered its German roots, but now looks east again.
Die show muss weitergehen!
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Many thousands of Germans got through internment by performing farces, dressing up as women and clapping along to the can-can.
Toni Kroos is the only East German on the German national soccer team.
AP Photo/Martin Meissner
Made up almost entirely of West Germans, the roster of Germany's national soccer team reflects divisions that remain almost 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.