Days before Germany's election, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives are predicted to win, but not get an absolute majority. So with which party will Merkel form a coalition? Her current partner the SPD, or the free-market FDP or the Greens?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is en route to Beijing to discuss a number of issues with her Chinese counterpart. These will range from the rule of law to international disputes - especially with regard to trade.
There was plenty of turmoil to fuel a heated debate in the first open session of the current German parliament. But people expecting new strategies from Angela Merkel were likely disappointed, DW's Sabine Kinkartz says.
Germany's chancellor has hinted that defense spending is likely to increase in years ahead, saying reaching NATO's target was "not completely beyond the imagination." It comes amid budget talks and pressure from allies.
The German government is starting an initiative aimed at reinforcing its citizens' support for the European Union. But is increasing dialogue the right way to combat skepticism about the bloc?
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