Ralf Stegner, who is the deputy leader of Germany's Social Democratic Party, was in the US recently, where he was able to observe the mood in the run-up to the presidential election. He joined DW in the studio to discuss his experiences.
Two years after Russian election meddling, many US states are ill-prepared to prevent a repeat in the midterms. Georgia, with its electronic-voting-only system, is one of the most vulnerable targets.
As the polls open in Bavaria, voters are caught between tradition and change. For some the vote is a referendum on Angela Merkel's government, but for others it's a chance to protest the CSU.
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.
Another day, another chapter in Germany's never-ending Dieselgate story. This time it's the French-owned Opel feeling the heat, as German prosecutors raid their offices in the country as part of an ongoing investigation.
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