With just over a month to go until Germany votes, the opposition Social Demcorats are struggling. Many blame Peer Steinbrück - the candidate chosen to challenge Angela Merkel.
The SPD hasn't showered its new leader with premature praise. But Andrea Nahles shouldn't take it personally. Her poor election result is just an indication of how wary the party is, says DW's Sabine Kinkartz.
Germany's oldest party is set to elect its first female leader. Despite opinion poll skepticism, lead candidate Andrea Nahles is confident she can turn the Social Democrats' ailing electoral fortunes around.
Andrea Nahles has become the first woman to lead Germany's Social Democrats — though by a disappointing margin of votes. She must simultaneously attempt to lead and reform the SPD, Jefferson Chase reports from Wiesbaden.
Germany and the US remain close allies, but since the election of Donald Trump, disagreements have emerged on key policies. DW takes a look at the most contentious issues Merkel is expected to address in Washington.
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