When Northern Irish painter Colin Davidson was commissioned to paint German chancellor Angela Merkel, he didn't know what the purpose would be. Now his painting graces the cover of TIME magazine.
The chancellor has said that her CDU party, the Greens and the business-friendly FDP will have an initial agreement ready this week. It is nearly two months since Germany held its general election.
Germany's Free Democrats have called off coalition talks with Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens. FDP head Christian Lindner said that after weeks of negotiations the parties could not find a "basis of trust."
Hardly anyone could have imagined that talks to form a new German government would collapse. Anything's possible, from minority rule to a fresh vote. One thing's clear: it's a blow for Angela Merkel, says DW's Ines Pohl.
Dubbed the leader of the "last bastion of Western liberal power," Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel has topped the list again. But just behind her is another European leader navigating her country's post-EU future.
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