In her opening remarks at the G20 summit, Angela Merkel urged her colleagues to work together. "I am sure everyone is doing their best to achieve good results," the German chancellor said.
The announcement follows the resignation of Angela Merkel's previously tipped successor, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. The Christian Democrats are scrambling to find a credible contender for next year's election.
The co-vice-chair of Germany's ruling Christian Democrats (CDU), Armin Laschet, says Berlin is taking "too long to react" to France's proposal to revamp the European Union. Paris says it's growing impatient with Germany.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's grip on her Christian Democrats party is loosening. The CDU is in crisis — and so, DW's Christoph Strack writes, is German democracy.
Chancellor Merkel met with South Africa's president to discuss how his country can move towards renewable energy to fight climate change. The pair also discusses the war in Libya and business investments in South Africa.
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