In a move to show solidarity with France, the German parliament has voted by a decisive margin to participate in the military effort to defeat IS, but Germany’s Left Party says any military action will simply strengthen them.
Before the election, the FDP's Christian Lindner wanted to reshape conservatism in his own image. Now known as the "coalition killer," the only place he has seen his popularity rise is with the far-right AfD.
A soldier in the Bundeswehr has been charged with planning to carry out attacks on high-ranking political figures and frame refugees for the crimes. The justice minister was among those on his hit list.
Germany's parliament is planning to go ahead with regulations that would enable lawmakers to receive automatic pay raises over the next four years. Critics point out the raises wouldn't be transparent to taxpayers.
A system of annual pay raises for parliamentarians, first practiced in 2016, has been extended by Germany’s new Bundestag. Its vote drew protests from the opposition Left party and far-right Alternative for Germany.
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