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Are Right-Wing US Groups Meddling in Germany's Election?
This coming Sunday, Germany is holding their national election. Chancellor Angela Merkel is running for her fourth term as the nation's leader, which many expect her easily win. However, there are already allegations of foreign meddling in the election, but the source of the meddling may be surprisi
Angela Merkel receives threat letters with razor blades
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Photo: AP) Berlin: Anonymous threatening letters in Arabic containing white powder and razor blades have been sent to German chancellor Angela Merkel's home and other politicians before Sunday's election, the police said. First analysis of the substance suggested it
Donald Trump threatens North Korea at UNGA: Angela Merkel disagrees, says military solutions are 'deficient'
Berlin: German chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she was in "clear disagreement' with US president Donald Trump over his threat to destroy North Korea. "I am against such threats," Merkel said in an interview with the radio station Deutsche Welle. "We believe that any kind of military solut
The Latest: Trump in New York, meets with world leaders
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:55 p.m. President Donald Trump says he and Egypt's president are making "a lot of progress" on various issues. Trump provided no details on the issues as he opened talks with Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (AHB'-del fat-AH' el-SE
Angela Merkel Has Ignited a German Stock Market Boom
If Donald Trump thinks he has unleashed animal spirits in the stock market, he may want to take a look at the work of German counterpart Angela Merkel. Germany's stock market, known as the DAX, has more than doubled in the 12 years Merkel has been chancellor according to Bloomberg data. What amount
Angela Merkel Is Not Your Feminist Icon
Angela Merkel has been the object of a lot of sisterly praise over the last year. Hillary Clinton named the German chancellor one of her favorite world leaders. Prominent women's rights activists in the U.S. have lauded Merkel for her open-door refugee policy and remarked on her ability to remain co
German political rivals agree: No lottery for me
Election campaign posters with a headshot of German Chancellor Angela Merkel (left) and Germany's SPD candidate Martin Schulz for the upcoming general elections are pictured in Berlin September 11, 2017. - Reuteres picBERLIN, Sept 23 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Social Democrat challeng
Germany votes tomorrow. Why should I care?
A defaced election campaign poster of the CDU party in Cologne. Chancellor Angela Merkel offered voters her tried and trusted "lot done, more to do" campaign. . Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters Why indeed. The sleepiest election in Europe's largest country ground to a halt on Friday after barely
How should you best cook the German political leaders?
With its excess of parties and complicated voting system, it can be hard to understand German politics. So we've made it easier by giving tips on how each party leader would perfectly land on your plate. All of the main parties have nominated a "lead candidate" to take them into this Sunday's ele
Youth uninspired by Social Democrats and 'the Schulz Effect'
These young people are campaigning outside a shopping mall in the Neuklln district of Berlin. It is a working-class and left-wing part of the German capital. But they are handing out information packs for the conservative Christian Democrats. In Germany, there is no Bernie Sanders, no Jean-Luc Melon
Angela Merkel is at the top, but progress is slow for German women
Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters German Chancellor Angela Merkel German Chancellor Angela Merkel is one of the most powerful women in the world. For 12 years, she has been a role model to many women and is expected to win a fourth term during the national elections on Sept. 24. But it might be a surprise to
When is the German election 2017? What time will election results come in THIS WEEKEND?
Angela Merkel looks on track to secure a fourth term as German Chancellor with her Conservative bloc set to win largest share of the vote in the election. With Martin Schulz trailing behind in second place, attention has now turned to the recent boost for the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD)
Angela Merkel: from Kohl's girl to global leader
Ever since the German election campaign started, polls indicated that Europe's longest-serving female Chancellor Angela Merkel was likely to emerge triumphant for a fourth... Share Tweet Share Send Send send MoreHide Share Share Ever since the German election campaign started, polls indicated th
How Germany has managed to host one million refugees
Syrian refugees attend a meeting election of the chancellor (kanzlerin) Angela Merkel. Wolgast, Pomerania, on the 8th of September 2017. Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch How Germany is getting it taken to accept, without drama, a million candidates to the asylum since 2015? Why the subject is not in the hea
Like Trump, Germany's anti-immigrant party shows unexpected strength
An election campaign poster for the upcoming general elections of the Christian Democratic Union party (CDU) with a headshot of German Chancellor Angela Merkel is displayed at Alexanderplatz square in Berlin, Germany, September 21, 2017. (REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke) It worked for Trump. It took Le
Why Angela Merkel Needs Donald Trump
Chancellor Angela Merkel may owe a debt of gratitude to Donald Trump for her commanding lead in the German general election. WSJ's Anton Troianovski explains Chancellor Angela Merkel may owe a debt of gratitude to Donald Trump for her commanding lead in the German general election. WSJ's Anton Troia
Can Angela Merkel hold back Germany's far right?
Angela Merkel is set to prevail in Germany's federal elections.Credit: Photothek Tomorrow's headlines from Germany should be all about Angela Merkel. Chancellor since 2005, she is set to prevail in today's federal elections. Yes, she is ultra-cautious. Yes, she can be inscrutable and struggle to ma
German Election 'Fighting Game' Shows Merkel Character Use 'Migrant Wave' as Special Move
The satirical video game Bundesfighter II Turbo is based on Sunday's German national election and features main party candidates fighting each other with unique special moves like a "migrant wave" for German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The game, which was released earlier this week, was designed by th
Schulz faces battle to topple Merkel
German Chancellor candidate Martin Schulz hopes to end Angela Merkel's 12-year rule. Martin Schulz likes to see himself as a fighter. "I'm a footballer," the centre-left German Social Democrats' (SPD) leader is fond of saying. If he's not saying that, he's usually demonstrating his boxing skills at
German election 2017 polls and odds tracker: Will Angela Merkel remain as Chancellor?
The German election takes place this Sunday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel heavy favourite to defend her position against Martin Schulz for a fourth term in power. Polls currently show that Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party - with its Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union (