The "Bundestag" is Germany's main legislative body. Its over 600 members are elected every four years in a mixed system of constituency and list voting.
All legislation has to pass first the Bundestag and then the Bundesrat, the upper house. The Bundestag is located in Berlin in the "Reichstag" building near the Brandenburg Gate.
Donald Trump's nuclear deal threat distracts attention from the Iranian government's dire human rights record, say German lawmakers. They also warn exiting the agreement is "the quickest way to Iran getting the bomb."
In the first major speech of her new term, German Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a conciliatory tone on immigration while offering an inclusive message on Islam. "Germany can do it," she said, and "we are all Germany."
Seven women, nine men - Germany's new cabinet looks (surprisingly) modern. But don't crack open that bottle of champagne quite yet. In the Bundestag things are far from gender equal. Damien McGuinness and his guests Michaela Küfner, Max Koschyk and Jeremy Cliffe discuss why.