Angela Merkel's conservatives are beginning exploratory talks with the Greens to discuss the possibility of a national coalition. It's a potential first in German politics. But there are plenty of sceptics on both sides.
People's taste in music speaks volumes about who they are, so what do political parties' telephone tunes say? DW's Jefferson Chase called the headquarters of Germany's major parties to find out.
The chancellor spent an hour on Wednesday answering questions from four social-media stars. DW watched the event with three first-time German voters. So, did the chancellor make the grade when talking to young people?
Everything is fine, Merkel is here. That's her party's message as election season gets underway. That message is only half true, as DW's Kathleen Schuster found out at her first major election appearance in Dortmund.
Germany's Social Democrats, who are struggling in the polls, have unveiled their campaign strategy to take on Chancellor Angela Merkel. Party leader Martin Schulz will tour the country right up until September's vote.
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