Tensions between Angela Merkel and CSU leader Horst Seehofer persist as the CSU hosts Chancellor Merkel at an annual party meeting. Seehofer wants to cap the number of refugees Germany will take in this year, while Merkel refuses to set a limit.
20-year-olds barely can remember life before Merkel. She has been Germany's leading political figure for 12 years and may be about to rack up another four. Yet Germany has quite a tradition of long chancellorships.
German Chancellor Merkel stressed that the situation with North Korea must be resolved peacefully. She told DW that Germany could be in a position to mediate in the conflict.
Just ahead of the German election, CDU MP Karin Strenz has been accused of doing paid lobbying work for the Azerbaijani dictatorship. Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to support Strenz on the campaign trail this week.
Since Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the borders to refugees in 2015, asylum and immigration topics have dominated German politics. Where do the right-wing AfD and the mainstream parties stand on the issues?
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