German Chancellor Angela Merkel is running for a 4th term of office in next year's national election. Economists forecast a downturn in the economy for 2017, presenting a challenge to the candidates.
Angela Merkel says a deal for Britain to leave the European Union is still possible. But, the German chancellor says, not enough progress has been made on central issues and an agreement is not inevitable.
In the DRC, delayed elections have contributed to an economic slowdown and a tense business climate. DW's Sella Oneko was in Kinshasa to examine the effects of the political uncertainty on the business community.
Much is at stake for Angela Merkel in Bavaria's state election. A poor result for her conservative allies could lead to more government instability. But the election also signals bigger changes in German politics.
A detailed study of competitiveness in the global economy ranks the US top of the 140 countries included. The report suggests that few governments have begun to plan for the impact of the fourth industrial revolution.
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