Few thought she'd go the distance when she first came to power. That was more than a decade ago.
Election posters in Frankfurt tout German Chancellor Angela Merkel and request votes for her CDU party. German elections will be held on Sunday but, as usual, the action begins after the race is over. The slogan reads “Successful for Germany”
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German elections are typically tame. Jockeying for power takes place later, in negotiations for a coalition government. Could the xenophobic Alternative for Germany form the opposition?
Angela Merkel is on course for victory but she will need to form a coalition, and there's more than one way to make that happen.
Politicians need to get serious about the steady drip of scandals.
Illicit firearms and small weapons recovered during security operations being destroyed in Nairobi.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comments about weapons as part of development for Africa could have the opposite effect if conditions aren’t strict and democratic processes aren't followed.
The signs are there for those who care to look.
Follow the money to see if Angela Merkel is on course for a fourth term as chancellor after the September vote.
This is a potent slogan, although there is a deeply conservative undertone to the idea that love always requires marriage.
The marriage equality movement could still back the plebiscite on condition that its results are binding.
There are 100 million uncontrolled small arms and light weapons in African crisis zones.
African governments are open to military aid from the West. However, Germany’s recent remarks about the transfer of weapons to countries battling militants, needs to be approached with caution.
Amid the rising forces of populism and nationalism, it's easy to fear a new age of tyranny. But history proves tyrants are often no match against democracy and its defenders.
U.S. President Donald Trump is welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the first day of the G-20 summit.
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Merkel’s popularity at home and on the global stage continues to grow as she runs for a fourth term as chancellor.
Someone say something.
Trump and Putin are already bickering and with Erdoğan making a fuss too, the German Chancellor will have to play a blinder for the summit not to fall apart.
Oxfam’s Big Heads depict G20 leaders take part in protests ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg.
G20 meetings are usually bland, tightly-scripted affairs. Donald Trump has changed all of that with his retrenchment on climate change, free trade and internationalism.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, pictured here with French President Emmanuel Macron, has managed to keep centrists happy while holding on to her conservative base.
Looking like a centrist, but governing as a conservative, Angela Merkel has cleared the decks before the coming German election.
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The chancellor is hoping to play it safe ahead of September's vote – and that means skirting around certain topics.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses G20 health ministers in Berlin in May.
If the G20 is to remain relevant in the quest for more inclusive and fair global governance, Africa offers an historic opportunity for collective action, despite the absence of the US under Trump.
Chancellor Merkel and former U.S. President Obama at the German Protestant ‘Kirchentag’, Berlin, May 2017.
With the US administration sending isolationist signals, Germany stands to gain from the global power vacuum.
Merkel consider her options after meeting with Trump on May 26, 2017, in Italy.
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For more than seven decades, US presidents have encouraged peace in Europe. Trump seems eager to toss that legacy aside. Here's what is at stake.
The chancellor looks ever more secure as a surge by the SPD falls flat in North-Rhine Westphalia.
Federico Barocci’s 1598 painting ‘Aeneas’ Flight from Troy.‘
As the United States bars its gates to newcomers, the 'Aeneid' – a story of war, exile, racial hatred and irrational fears – is particularly resonant.
Le Pen has declared herself to be anti-radical Islam, and has attacked “two totalitarianisms”, namely globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism.
In the aftermath of the election of US President Donald Trump and the UK’s Brexit referendum, many observers are keeping a watchful eye on how presidential elections play out in France in late April and…