The conservative CDU and CSU parties have backed Social Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier to be the next German president. People in Berlin seem mostly to agree with the choice.
Two years since her humiliating dressing-down, Angela Merkel was back as a guest at the CSU party conference. But how long can the unity between Germany's conservative parties last? Kate Brady reports from Nuremberg.
Horst Seehofer has been re-elected as Christian Social Union (CSU) leader and Markus Söder is to stand in the Bavarian election. But can a change of face at the top bring back voters? Kate Brady reports from Nuremberg.
Anti-Semitism was still showing "its evil face" in Germany, said President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Speaking at the Israeli embassy, he added he was "horrified and ashamed" by crowds burning Israeli flags in Berlin.
The SPD leader has denied that his party has been "sulking" since its historically bad election result. The SPD, CDU and CSU are to meet on Wednesday for preliminary talks over a renewal of their "grand coalition."
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