After Chancellor Angela Merkel's failed attempts to secure a majority in federal elections last year and to form a governing alliance with the Greens and Free Democratic Party, she has hashed out a new deal with the Social Democrats. For many, the bridge they are proposing is too wobbly to hold the weight of a nation. As Tamsin Walker explains, there's something to be said for building solid.
Opposition politician Alexei Navalny has been barred from running for president in Russia. In an interview with DW's Zhanna Nemtsova, he explains why he is calling for a boycott of the country's upcoming election.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has nominated Saarland State Premier Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to be the CDU's next secretary general. She will take over from Peter Tauber, who is stepping down due to health reasons.
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