After months of political wrangling, the German has announced that it will not support a legal bid to ban the country's biggest neo nazi party.
In an exclusive interview with DW, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU), has said that she wants Angela Merkel to see out her remaining three years as chancellor.
When Angela Merkel became Germany's first female chancellor in 2005, many saw this as proof that it is not always a disadvantage to be underestimated by inner-party rivals. DW looks back at the beginnings.
The German government wants to slightly ease the law concerning doctor-patient communication about abortions. But few people are thrilled by the draft changes. Abortion advocates in particular are up in arms.
Riding high in opinion polls, Christian Democrats are meeting this weekend to choose Angela Merkel's successor. Party leadership is often a springboard to the chancellorship, and whom to choose will be a tricky decision.
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