Every year in January the Epiphany singers go from door to door in Germany. Dressed as the Three Kings the Catholic children collect money for good causes. Chancellor Merkel met 100 of them in Berlin.
Hardly anyone knew who Helge Braun was before now. From now on, though, as minister of the chancellery, he will coordinate all the work of governance. Peter Altmaier's successor is more of a man behind the scenes.
In her bid to form a new government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has tapped a younger rival, some old allies and a cast of moderates for what would be her fourth Cabinet. Could one of them be a potential successor?
The increasing tension between Russia and the West has some experts asking whether Germany should change its famously patient approach to dealing with the Kremlin. The key to a new strategy may lie in domestic policy.
Over 40 percent are women, but few ministers hail from the East or a migrant family: DW takes a closer look at the demographics of Chancellor Angela Merkel's new government.
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