The German chancellor may now need Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the holder of a largely ceremonial office of the presidency, to retain power. So who is Steinmeier and what will his role be in the tense weeks to come?
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The chairman of the Free Democrats is determined his party won't repeat old mistakes, but is Christian Linder making a new one? Meet the man who torpedoed the Jamaica coalition and threw Germany's future wide open.
Exploratory talks between Germany's conservatives, Greens and Free Democrats have failed after the latter's withdrawal. The collapse of this coalition option was a necessity, political scientist Christian Hacke tells DW.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad, the Kremlin has revealed. Assad thanked Russia for its support in "fighting terrorism in Syria."
Lawmakers have gathered in parliament as the ruling ZANU-PF party moves to start impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe. Earlier, Zimbabwe's ousted vice president urged the 93-year-old to step down.
Six suspected IS members have been detained by German authorities in anti-terror raids across the country. Refugees reportedly tipped off investigators about the men, who are suspected of planning to carry out an attack.
The source of the radioactive cloud that hovered over Europe in early October is being narrowed down to the Urals. The Russian nuclear agency insists there has been no accident. Is it a cover-up?
A teenage suicide bomber has killed at least 50 people in the northeastern Nigerian town of Mubi, with the death toll expected to rise further. Officials believe jihadi group Boko Haram is responsible.
High-achievers such as Singapore and Korea are used to acing the Pisa study in math, reading and science, now they can add teammwork to their portfolio. And German pupils showed they can hold their own at global level.
An increasing number of Pakistanis are learning Chinese language, hoping to land a job in one of the multibillion-dollar CPEC projects. Some experts also see the trend as China's cultural onslaught on Pakistani society.
Rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong has been handed a two-year jail term on the charge of "inciting subversion of state power." The verdict is the latest in a crackdown on activism that international critics fear is worsening.
Britain has pulled its candidate for a seat on the International Court of Justice, allowing a judge from India to fill the final place. Some analysts say the decision is proof of the UK's waning international influence.
Strong vehicle sales in the word's most important car market have been essential in enabling German carmakers to end their third quarters on a positive note. Their dependence on China is expected to increase further.
Some banks are supposedly "too big to fail". The G20-affiliated Financial Stability Board (FSB) publishes a list annually whichs aims to identify these banks. This year's list puts several American banks at the top.
The White House has asked the US Supreme Court to allow Donald Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect. Earlier, Washington said it was ending a temporary residency permit program for nearly 60,000 Haitians.
Rights advocate Amnesty International accuses the Myanmar government of imposing an apartheid regime. Since violence broke out in August, over 600,000 Rohingya have so far fled the country's western Rakhine state.
The recent dissolution of Cambodia’s main opposition party has cast a dark shadow over the country’s political future, with critics saying it dealt a death blow to democracy there. Ate Hoekstra reports from Phnom Penh.
The United States Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit to prevent AT&T and Time Warner from completing an $85 billion merger. Some fear the move may be politically motivated.
Chinese social media and video game giant Tencent has overtaken US rival Facebook in terms of market capitalization. It's the first Asian firm boasting a market value of more than half a trillion US dollars.
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The four-by-four meter concrete swastika is believed to have once been the foundation of a Nazi-era monument.
Brexit hasn't even happened and already Brussels is dividing up the post-divorce spoils. Meanwhile, hypocrisy remains rampant in British politics and Russia sends its love to Theresa May.
About one in three backpackers in Australia are paid around half the minimum wage they should expect to receive.
People who suffered under Ratko Mladic are awaiting the verdict from his trial at the Hague Tribunal with bated breath.
The Indian government has introduced an unprecedented online condom distribution service to improve their utility.
A famous tennis legend and a jet setter: As Boris Becker turns 50, here are a few little known facts about him.
Kevin Stotz tells DW about the challenges of working in China and the country's chances of becoming a footballing power.
The island nation of Kiribati in the South Pacific is at risk of disappearing into the sea.
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