The German interior minister heads to Washington for answers about surveillance programs. With elections approaching, many will be watching to see how he does.
German prosecutors say an army employee has been detained on suspicion of spying for Iranian intelligence. The German-Afghan citizen worked as a translator for the German military.
Recently elected CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer had congratulated Merz on joining an advisory committee on Thursday. A CDU spokeswoman says the rebuff does not represent an internal fissure.
The Chinese telecom giant's industrial espionage activities in Poland have prompted calls for the company to be banned. But while the US is leading the drive for a boycott, EU governments remain undecided.
He had aimed to be chancellor, then CDU party leader, then a Cabinet minister. Now Friedrich Merz will serve on a party council to advise Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on economic and trans-Atlantic issues.
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