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Madeline Chambers

Germany's new CDU chief to review liberal Merkel migration policies

2:32pm GMT

BERLIN The new leader of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU) outlined plans on Sunday to change the party's migrant policies before next year's European election, signalling that she could break with her mentor Angela Merkel's liberal approach.

Merkel protege Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeds her as German CDU leader

08 Dec 2018

HAMBURG Germany's Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe's most influential leader as chancellor. | Video

'Thank you boss!' Germany's conservatives say fond goodbye to Merkel

07 Dec 2018

HAMBURG Germany's Christian Democrats said a big thank you on Friday to Angela Merkel, their leader for the past 18 years, with warm words and long applause, and presenting her with a conductor's baton as they elected her protege to succeed her.

Far-right surge in Bavaria vote could reshape Germany's national politics

03 Oct 2018

NUREMBERG, Germany The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) is poised to humiliate Chancellor Angela Merkel's allies in an Oct. 14 vote for Germany's most influential regional government, an election that could have far-reaching implications for national politics. | Video

Merkel's power on the wane after veteran ally ousted

26 Sep 2018

BERLIN German politicians and media questioned how long Angela Merkel could carry on as chancellor on Wednesday after her conservatives ditched a long-standing ally as head of the parliamentary party, defying her wishes and dealing a blow to her waning authority.

Germany readies for all Brexit options, including no-deal

05 Sep 2018

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government said on Wednesday it is preparing for all Brexit scenarios, including a no-deal, after its cabinet approved a draft law on a transition phase for Britain after it leaves the European Union next year.

Germany's left eyes revival in new grassroots movement

30 Aug 2018

BERLIN Bidding to stem the rise of the far-right AfD, Germany's left next week launches a grassroots movement aimed at emulating the success of Britain's Momentum group which propelled hardliner Jeremy Corbyn to the leadership of the Labour Party.

German conservatives under fire over right-wing radicalism in Saxony

23 Aug 2018

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives faced accusations on Thursday of ignoring the rise of far-right groups in the eastern German state of Saxony after an incident there involving an off-duty police employee at an anti-Islam rally.

UPDATE 1-German conservatives under fire over right-wing radicalism in Saxony

23 Aug 2018

BERLIN, Aug 23 Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives faced accusations on Thursday of ignoring the rise of far-right groups in the eastern German state of Saxony after an incident there involving an off-duty police employee at an anti-Islam rally.

Merkel's conservatives under fire over right-wing radicalism in Saxony

23 Aug 2018

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives faced accusations on Thursday of ignoring the rise of far-right groups in the eastern German state of Saxony after an incident there involving an off-duty police employee at an anti-Islam rally.

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