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.
Bangladeshis living in Germany have expressed hope the December 30 polls will strengthen democracy in the South Asian country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's government has come under criticism for "stifling dissent."
Germany's largest party has elected Chancellor Merkel's close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as its next leader. The party now desperately needs her to shake it up, writes DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.
In an exclusive interview with DW, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the new leader of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU), has said that she wants Angela Merkel to see out her remaining three years as chancellor.
The chancellor told her Russian counterpart that measures needed to be taken to ensure "smooth passage" through the Kerch Strait. But stopping conflict in the Sea of Azov wasn't the only thing the two leaders discussed.
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