In the Interview: Claudia Roth, The Greens, Vice-President of the Bundestag.
Berlin-based politicians have paid respects to Helmut Kohl at a requiem in the capital requested by fellow conservatives. The late chancellor's funeral, plus an EU ceremony in his honor, is scheduled for Saturday.
Despite her generally subdued demeanor, the Green party's top candidate is a controversial figure within her own party. Her deep religious roots and her ties to conservatives are suspect to many progressive Greens.
The Bundestag doesn’t look very kindly upon sartorial faux-pas, including t-shirts with "political" slogans spreading the message of love and peace.
Richard Gere has said Germany is an inspiration as chaos increasingly grips the United States following Donald Trump's first weeks in office. On Thursday, Angela Merkel will meet with Gere in the Chancellery.
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