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The former German chancellor has said she doesn't feel she should apologize for her Russia policies during her 16 years in office — but in her first major interview since the invasion of Ukraine, Merkel described the war as a "great tragedy."
Former Chancellor Angela Merkel defended the legacy of her policies on Ukraine and Russia and said she had nothing to apologize for. DW's Thomas Sparrow has the details on Merkel's first interview since leaving office.
The former German chancellor has spoken publically in Berlin, saying that her retirement was "not as imagined" because of the Ukraine war. But she largely defended her decisions on dealing with Russian aggression during her tenure.
In the absence of international travel and visitors from abroad, a Ugandan tourism company is turning to young local tourists. Also: A Syrian refugee got famous through a selfie he took with Angela Merkel in 2015. How is he doing now after the chancellor resigned?
The Syrian refugee Anas Modamani became famous in 2015 after he took a selfie with Angela Merkel in Berlin. How is he getting on today? What role did Angela Merkel play in his life since?
The past 12 months wasn't just about COVID-19. From the insurrection at the US Capitol in Washington to the refugee drama on the Poland-Belarus border to the end of the Merkel era, DW looks back at an eventful year.
The Angela Merkel era ended this year. The longtime chancellor didn't run in Germany's elections, and Olaf Scholz took over. The transfer of power was not only peaceful: It was seamless, and praised around the world. DW looks at how it happened.
From trade to foreign policy, from the greening of Europe's economies to digitalization, the countries with the biggest say in the EU are France and Germany. As Germany ushers in a new era under Chancellor Olaf Scholz, all eyes are on how the Franco-German relationship will develop.
It's been a day since the Merkel era offically ended in Germany - and a new one began, under Chancellor Olaf Scholz. With issues like COVID-19 and the situation in Ukraine, Scholz has had to hit the ground running. DW's Jared Reed reports.
One of Germany's longest-serving chancellors, Angela Merkel, has said goodybe to politics after a fond send-off from her colleagues.
Olaf Scholz has taken the reins from Angela Merkel as German chancellor. Scholz won a Bundestag vote to make him leader of a new three-party coalition government, after his center-left SPD won the most votes in September's election. A litany of crises will be competing for his government's immediate attention.
The leaders of the Social Democrats, Greens and the Free Democrats have officially signed their three-party coalition deal. Germany's incoming chancellor, Olaf Scholz, is due to be elected and sworn in as Angela Merkel's successor this week.
Germany's new, post-Merkel government has taken office. Here are the 17 individuals who will shape German politics in the years to come.
After 16 years in office, Angela Merkel is stepping down as chancellor. Prominent figures from across the globe describe defining qualities of the long-serving German leader.
Angela Merkel is keeping tight-lipped about what her plans might be post-politics. So what could be in store for her? Deutsche Welle takes a look at some of Merkel's options.
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The chancellor's departure will be marked by an official military ceremony in Berlin with speeches and music. To the surprise of many, one of the three songs Merkel chose for the occasion is a track by the so-called "Godmother of Punk" Nina Hagen.
Germany is undergoing a sea change after sixteen years with Angela Merkel as chancellor. Elections this fall gave parliamentary seats to many younger politicians, including Kassem Taher Saleh of the Green Party and Ria Schröder of the liberal FDP.
Thousands of migrants are caught up in a political stand-off on the Belarus-EU border. What happens next?
Guests: Katsiaryna Shmatsina (Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies), Alexandra von Nahmen (DW), Christoph von Marschall (Tagesspiegel)
Thousands of migrants are caught up in a political stand-off on the Belarus-EU border. What happens next? Our guests: Katsiaryna Shmatsina (Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies), Alexandra von Nahmen (DW), Christoph von Marschall (Tagesspiegel)
Angela Merkel is stepping down after 16 years as Germany's chancellor. Photographer Herlinde Koelbl has been documenting her political career from the very beginning. Now, her series of Merkel portraits is being published in a brand new book.
Outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel really is going to step off that dance floor soon. What better way to end a podcast dedicated to her last dance, i.e.her last year in office, than with a rare exclusive interview? DW's Max Hofmann waltzed the German chancellor through the interview and has the backstory for us in this final episode of "Merkel's last dance."
Germany has recorded more than 39, 000 new COVID-19 infections. Chancellor Merkel has called for an urgent meeting with regional leaders. Meanwhile, one of the country's top virologists is warning of a deadly winter.
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