Angela Merkel will run for a fourth term as Chancellor of Germany. Her announcement is the opening salvo in the run up to Germany's parliamentary election at the end of 2017 - and it puts the Social Democrats and other parties under pressure.
The Social Democrats have seen a bounce following historically low support, according to a new poll. Their proposal for a guaranteed basic income for pensioners was also met with approval.
In a bid to fend off inroads from left- and right-wing parties, Germany's more centrist governing CDU and SPD are seeking to redefine their political values. It's a risky move, says DW's Fabian von der Mark.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats have met in an effort to shore up their credentials on immigration. The party, which now has a new leader, has seen support hemorrhage since the 2015 refugee crisis.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other senior politicians were reportedly hit by a data hack, with some of their letters, contact details and party memos leaked on Twitter.
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