With half of Germany's voters undecided, the televised debate between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Social Democratic rival, Martin Schulz, was billed as the highlight of the election campaign. But what did the public make of it?
Germany's oldest party is set to elect its first female leader. Despite opinion poll skepticism, lead candidate Andrea Nahles is confident she can turn the Social Democrats' ailing electoral fortunes around.
Germany and the US remain close allies, but since the election of Donald Trump, disagreements have emerged on key policies. As Angela Merkel heads to Washington, DW takes a look at the most contentious issues.
Andrea Nahles has become the first woman to lead Germany's Social Democrats — though by a disappointing margin of votes. She must simultaneously attempt to lead and reform the SPD, Jefferson Chase reports from Wiesbaden.
The optics tell a clear story: French President Emmanuel Macron scored the first state visit of the Trump presidency the same week German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Washington for a working meeting. Will it pay off?
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