Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has been elected the new leader of Germany's conservative Christian Democratic Union. She fended off a close challenge by lawyer Friedrich Merz for the spot. "AKK" is a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel.
An organizational snafu between two of Germany’s highest-profile politicians overshadowed new policy goals in Africa and fueled speculation of what is to come in a post-Merkel era.
The head of Germany's ruling Christian Democrats has dismissed claims she was thrown off the chancellor's plane to the US due to a row. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is widely tipped to replace Merkel as chancellor.
From climate change and trembling spells to a trembling government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces many challenges as she returns to office post-vacation.
She has only been in the role one week. Now Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is set to take her official oath as defense minister in front of the Bundestag. Germany's soldiers, as ever, remain skeptical.
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