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The country's first female chancellor has taken on alpha males in the politics world. But as her nearly 16 years in power ends, Merkel has not been able to enact gender parity or equity in many realms. Why not?
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These three candidates are vying to succeed Angela Merkel in a parliamentary election that is projected to be close.
Here is where the six main parties stand on the most important topics such as climate, taxes and social security.
The race is close, and who will lead the country into the post-Merkel era is far from decided.
TV viewers in Germany watching a popular quiz show were left flummoxed when a news ticker appeared to show the projected results of the German election two days before polls opened. Far-right leaders seized the moment.
Germany's Social Democrats are leading in opinion polls. DW looks back at the party's tumultuous history.
Merkel's CDU is not just Germany's leading party, but is also an institution that's very much the product of history.
Germany's electoral system is complicated — really complicated. But there are good reasons for that.
DW takes a look at Germany's colorful shorthand for how various coalitions governments could shape up.
The number of election-related crimes in Germany appears to have increased significantly since the last election.
The Biden administration will add clauses to future government contracts mandating jabs for federal contractors. Elsewhere, South Korea reported record high infections fueled by a three-day holiday. DW has the latest.
How does the situation this week compare with previous weeks? Where are COVID numbers rising and where are they falling?
The fundamentalist group, which now rules Afghanistan, put the bodies on display to deter others. The move comes after a Taliban founder said executions and amputations will return.
A lack of truck drivers has led to delivery bottlenecks and fuel rationing across the UK. Industry associations estimate Britain needs 100,000 more drivers to meet demand.
A pair of climate activists have stopped drinking fluids after their hunger strike failed to achieve its goal. They have called on possible future German chancellor Olaf Scholz to proclaim a climate emergency.
Commercial flights to the Canary Island have been called due to an "accumulation of ash."
The comments, made by the powerful sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, could see a restart of stalled peace talks between the governments on the split peninsula.
Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have also returned home after over 1,000 days in Chinese custody as part of the US-brokered deal that saw the release of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou.
The Taliban wish to address the UN General Assembly. But will other nations recognize, let alone engage with them?
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Change has been the buzzword of the German election campaign. But much of it is empty talk.
Shyam Sunder Jyani isn't just planting trees — he's nurturing a caring relationship between people and nature.
Tens of thousands took to the streets to demand action on climate change.
With politicians failing to take climate action, activists from South America to Europe are taking polluters to court.
After Washington said it will share highly sensitive defense tech with Australia, all eyes are on the Indo-Pacific.
Online dating is a relatively new phenomenon in India. Mumbai-based artist Indu Harikumar tried her luck.
The documentary portrays divisions in Afghan society, as well as the government's false claims.
Billie Eilish, Elton John, Coldplay and many more will perform for the climate and against poverty in the online event.
Inline skating is rapidly growing in popularity in Nairobi — and young people have discovered their own skating oasis.
Bayern Munich made light work of Greuther Fürth on Friday night, with Alphonso Davies thriving as a wide forward.
Every four years, Germany elects a new government. This time around, we have a special surprise just for you.
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