The deal has been made, but what does the new government have planned? What’s the likely story as regards foreign policy, security and the EU? Is there some central idea behind the grand coalition?
CSU leader Horst Seehofer — the German interior minister and an uneasy ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel's — is back in Berlin and vowing to play nice after Bavaria's vote. But how long can he hold on before heads roll?
Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton has secured his 81st career pole position and taken a major step toward his fifth career Formula One championship. Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel will start Sunday's US Grand Prix in fifth.
The coronation has been postponed. Lewis Hamilton will have to wait a bit longer for his fifth world title after finishing third at the US Grand Prix in Austin, won by Kimi Raikkonen. Sebastian Vettel finished fourth.
Support for the country's ruling parties is dwindling as the Green party and far-right AfD continue to surge. Some Germans are worried about the status quo, but many believe the changes are good for democracy.
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