Christian Wulff has gone on trial in Hanover, almost two years after he resigned over corruption allegations. Wulff is charged with accepting financial favours. The charges relate to when he was state premier of Lower Saxony.
No change in Germany: Angela Merkel will stay on as chancellor. Germans like constancy. However, Merkel has some major tasks to fulfill during her fourth term in office.
World leaders, including Emmanuel Macron of France, have congratulated Chancellor Angela Merkel on her election win. But the AfD's entry into parliament was also lauded by Europe's far-right leaders.
German 20-year-olds barely can remember life before Merkel. She has been Germany's leading political figure for 12 years and looks set to rack up another four. Yet Germany has quite a tradition of long chancellorships.
Disgraced former German President Christian Wulff faced a new barrage of criticism after it emerged that he had taken a job for a Turkish fashion store. He already receives a six-figure salary from the German state.
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