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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.

Merkel cool on EU independent payment system to save Iran deal

22 Aug 2018

BERLIN German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she agreed with her foreign minister that relations with the United States were changing but she stopped short of backing his call for a separate EU payments system to save a nuclear deal with Iran.

Europe gives U.S.-EU trade reprieve a measured welcome

26 Jul 2018

BERLIN/PARIS Europe expressed relief on Thursday after U.S. President Donald Trump and the European Commission chief agreed to tackle their transatlantic trade row, although France cautioned that any deal must be limited and benefit both sides.

Europe welcomes U.S.-EU trade respite, says Trump must rebuild trust

26 Jul 2018

BERLIN/PARIS Europe expressed relief on Thursday after Donald Trump and the European Commission chief agreed to tackle their trade row, although German business called on the U.S. president to scrap import tariffs definitively and rebuild transatlantic trust. | Video

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