More than ever, the German public's distaste for military intervention abroad is shaping policy.
French National Front leader Marine Le Pen has sharply criticised multi-lateral governance and praised the new Trump administration. She also called for a new approach towards Russia, Syria and African nations.
A speed dating event. That's how the G20 meeting of leading and developing economies could best be described. And there was one man among the foreign ministers gathered in Bonn who was very much sought after.
SPD candidate Martin Schulz has proposed a roll-back of the signature labor reforms introduced by the last SPD chancellor, Gerhard Schröder. The move "opens the window wider" for a center-left coalition, some say.
Analysts still talk of the right and left, but in this German election those categories are increasingly unclear. That's due, among other things, to Angela Merkel and the rise of Trump and nationalist populism.
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