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In a turbulent world, Germans set to reward Angela Merkel for country's stability

WISMAR, Germany - The skinheads were outside blowing their whistles, and President Trump was an ocean away threatening to "totally destroy" another country, when Angela Merkel stepped to the podium in this quietly prosperous seaside city to make her pitch to voters for another four years as Germany'

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-21 08:00:00

Farage, Johnson, Cummings – the Brexiters are fleeing May’s sinking ship

Theresa May and Boris Johnson, who 'has prepared the ground to resign if needed, amid angry talk of Brexit 'betrayal''. Photograph: Leon Neal/PA Theresa May has looked out of her depth since she became prime minister. She has blown her majority, achieved nothing beyond clinging to power, and remai

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-09-21 15:47:44

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

FIRSTPOST - 2017-09-21 03:16:21

Balance of Power: Ever More Isolated Trump Goes 'Rogue' on Iran

The Clinton administration once called countries that defied international norms "rogue states." Iran's president is throwing that epithet back at the U.S., faulting "rogue newcomers to the world of politics" who are "unfit to be heard in the UN." Hassan Rouhani didn't mention Donald Trump by name d

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-21 09:55:46

Angela Merkel, the Most Powerful Woman in a World of Unstable Men

Angela Merkel didn't make it to New York to hear President Donald Trump tell other world leaders, at the United Nations General Assembly, that he would destroy North Korea if "Rocket Man" didn't coperate. She was busy campaigning for what could-and almost certainly will-be her fourth term as Chancel

THE NEW YORKER - 2017-09-22 21:22:01

Lufthansa jet hijacked in 1977 returns to Germany

BERLIN - A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a far-left militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home. The dpa news agency reported that the Boeing 737 arrived Saturday in the German city of Friedrichshafen, where it will

NEW YORK POST - 2017-09-23 16:25:50

Merkel wants campaign to reach undecided voters in last push

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel handed out coffee to campaign workers in Berlin, urging them to keep up the momentum in the final hours before the country votes. The dpa news agency reports that Merkel told supporters Saturday there were still large numbers of undecided voters and "many m

CTVNEWS.CA - 2017-09-23 11:20:00

Angela Merkel is poised to win again and she, not Theresa May, holds the Brexit cards

The Chancellor is open to persuasion but has little time for impractical or confused thinking You can't blame Martin Schulz for trying. As Angela Merkel sweeps towards her fourth term as German Chancellor, her Social Democrat challenger ventured that if the grand coalition were to continue, he would

STANDARD.CO.UK - 2017-09-21 11:59:00

In German Election, Campaign Posters Are More Important Than TV Ads

For the past six weeks, voters in Germany have been inundated by campaign posters ahead of Sunday's national election. Passersby walking down the street in just about every German city, town or village get a detailed look at who is running in their district and a condensed version of their campaign

NPR - 2017-09-23 11:01:13

Like Trump, German's anti-immigrant party shows unexpected strength

It worked for Trump. It took Le Pen nearly to the finish line. And it influenced the Brexit vote. Now, concern about unchecked immigration, especially of Middle East and African Muslims, looks like it might have an unexpected influence on Germany's national elections this weekend. It's probably inev

FOXNEWS - 2017-09-21 09:51:08

As Germany prepares to vote, the center holds, but the fringe is rising

FRANKFURT AN DER ODER, Germany - Two years after Germany took in more than a million asylum seekers, there's scant evidence of the influx here in this struggling former communist stronghold hard on the Polish border. There are no mosques, few ethnic-minority restaurants and only a scattering of nonw

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-23 08:35:00

German economy to grow robustly in third quarter, finance minister says

German economy to grow robustly in third quarter, finance minister says BERLIN (Reuters) - The German economy weakened at the start of the third quarter after a strong performance in the first half of the year, but indicators suggest its solid growth will continue, the Finance Ministry said on Thurs

INVESTING.COM - 2017-09-21 00:00:43

Why Americans Should Care About The German Election

The German election; where the dreams of political journalists go to die. With pretty much all observers agreed on the likelihood of a fourth victory for long-running Chancellor Angela Merkel and a respectful tenor of debate that makes even ordinary American elections look unhinged (let alone 2016),

NEWSWEEK - 2017-09-23 12:14:25

How Germany's Far-Right Party Managed To Mainstream Its Radical Views

The far-right Alternative for Germany party is vying to win dozens of seats in the German election on Sunday, but even before the vote is counted, it has already succeeded in bringing once taboo views back into the country's politics. The AfD is currently polling around 10 percent, which puts it in

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-09-21 21:00:26

Drivers wearing face veil in Germany will now be fined as controversial ban comes into force

Motorists in Germany have been prohibited from driving with part or all of their face covered. The move, brought in among a host of other new traffic laws, applies to all facial coverings including masks but has been interpreted by many as a ban on burqas and niqabs. The German parliament's upper ho

THE INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-23 08:12:05

From nudism to potato soup: Seven strange facts about the German election

With the German election almost upon us and Angela Merkel's CPD party well ahead in the polls, we take a look at the lighter side of the campaign.1. Mutti's home secrets Merkel, affectionately known as 'Mutti' (Mummy), is well known for her love of potato soup, and in August revealed her recipe to B

TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-22 11:23:00

German election becomes battle for third place in coalition

Tobias Schwarz, AFP | A picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the faade of her CDU party's Berlin headquarters. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is widely expected to secure a fourth term in office after Sunday's general election. But with another round of coalition wrangling on the cards,

FRANCE 24 - 2017-09-22 05:42:49

German election: 2 votes, many coalitions and lengthy talks

BERLIN - German voters will elect their new parliament Sunday, but don't expect a new government to be in place next week. Continue Reading Below With the seats expected to be spread across up to six caucuses, there's very little chance of anyone winning a majority to govern alone. After voters have

FOXBUSINESS - 2017-09-22 08:03:10

Angela Merkel is a "ball of contradictions," not a liberal hero

Germany's Christian Democratic Union pulled out its big guns this week in the run up to Sunday's election: a black-and-white picture of Angela Merkel as a child, and the caption "For a Germany in which everyone can become anything." Considering the girl in the photo grew up in Communist East Germany

QUARTZ - 2017-09-22 10:23:19

Profile: Angela Merkel

Running for her fourth successive term as German chancellor, Angela Merkel looks set to remain in post after the country's federal elections on September 24. Recent polling places Merkel more than 10 points ahead of her nearest rival, Martin Schulz and his Social Democratic Party (SDP), projecting t

ALJAZEERA.COM - 2017-09-21 09:44:00