Germany's Social Democrats are weighing the pros and cons of joining a coalition under a powerful Chancellor Angela Merkel. There's little enthusiasm for a grand coalition.
German Chancellor Merkel stressed that the situation with North Korea must be resolved peacefully. She told DW Germany could be in a position to mediate in the conflict.
Angela Merkel's Chief of Staff Peter Altmaier slammed the press for giving the right-wing nationalists too big a platform. Ahead of national election, Altmaier said the AfD were just 'rabble-rousers.'
Come rain or shine, in cities or villages: All over Germany, people are manning info stands, ringing doorbells and otherwise drawing attention to the party they favor. DW's Silke Wünsch met those unsung campaigners.
Angela Merkel and the CDU have moved away from conservative positions and the SPD has disenchanted working class voters. In the German election the difference between right and left has become blurred.
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