Tough coalition talks between the CDU and the SPD parties in Berlin are drawing to a close. Even when they get a deal, it still has to be approved by the SPD rank and file. And they are skeptical.
Come rain or shine, in cities or villages: All over Germany, people are manning info stands, ringing doorbells and otherwise drawing attention to the party they favor. DW's Silke Wünsch met those unsung campaigners.
Just ahead of the German election, CDU MP Karin Strenz has been accused of doing paid lobbying work for the Azerbaijani dictatorship. Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to support Strenz on the campaign trail this week.
German Chancellor Merkel stressed that the situation with North Korea must be resolved peacefully. She told DW Germany could be in a position to mediate in the conflict.
With Germany playing a larger international role, foreign policy and global security are major campaign issues. Here's where the CDU, SPD, AfD, FDP, Greens and The Left party stand on issues from NATO to North Korea.
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