The parliamentary arithmetic suggests Merkel would actually be in quite a stable position if she goes it alone, without calling fresh elections.
German chancellor is running out of options to form a viable government.
The Nazi fuhrer's story about his 'resurrection' in 1918 is an important lesson for today.
There has been a 600 per cent increase in online hate speech since Nov. 2015. The solution to stop the tide lies in both anti-hate laws and self-awareness education for audiences.
Just what are we celebrating when we imagine an Augustinian friar nailing a document to a church door?
Martin Luther has always given the country a chance to examine itself. Half a millennium on, the picture is more complex than ever.
Meet Jakob Fugger, the man who underwrote the ambition of power-hungry medieval Princes.
Migration may help to pay Western pensions, but life is hard for those left behind.
Just as Playboy was emerging as a cultural phenomenon in the United States, a German entrepreneur named Beate Uhse was building a sex business of her own – centered on the pleasure of women.
Generations of Germans have worked to create a positive national identity based on difficult self-reckoning with the Nazi era. The recent election attacks that progress.
Angela Merkel must continue to resist the temptation to cede political ground to the populists.
Berliner's may have won the latest battle to keep Tegel airport open, but they are unlikely to win the war.
After taking more than 13% of the vote, this young party is entering parliament for the first time. And a lot of people are upset about it.
The chancellor wins again, but the rise of the populists will probably force the next administration to the right.
The chancellor remains strong but right-wing populists are likely to enter parliament on Sunday.
Few thought she'd go the distance when she first came to power. That was more than a decade ago.
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.
The swastika, an ancient and innocent symbol in many cultures for hundreds of years, now represents racial hatred. Should the swastika be banned in North America as it is in Germany?