After two terms in office, Angela Merkel has won another four-year term as chancellor. There's no sign voters are getting tired of her. So what's the secret to her success? What makes Angela Merkel a habit German voters just don't want to break?
Germany 'must' fulfill its obligation to NATO and raise its contribution, Chancellor Angela Merkel said at an election rally in Stralsund. Her deputy, the SPD's Sigmar Gabriel, is of a different opinion.
The co-chief of the Greens has accused Germany's government of complying with the Turkish regime's crackdown on liberties. Cem Özdemir also says Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel needs to stop deportations to Afghanistan.
SPD candidate Martin Schulz has proposed a roll-back of the signature labor reforms introduced by the last SPD chancellor, Gerhard Schröder. The move "opens the window wider" for a center-left coalition, some say.
"For me, Frau Merkel played a not insignificant part in my mother's death." This hard-hitting comment was made by Walter Kohl, the son of the former German chancellor, and it has revived a bitter political saga.
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