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Germany Elections

Merkel Wins!

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 11.22.2013 | World

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel led her conservatives to a stunning victory in Germany's election Sunday, a personal triumph that cements her ...

Merkel Poised For Reelection In Tight Vote

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 11.21.2013 | World

BERLIN — She enjoys overwhelming popularity and leads an economy that's the envy of Europe. But Angela Merkel is in a fight to clinch a new term...

The Merkel Mystery

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 09.19.2013 | World

BERLIN -- It's been called the Merkel mystery: How did a pastor's daughter who once marched in the uniform of East Germany's communist youth end up le...

German Green Leader Regrets Publishing Pedophile Pamphlet

AP | Posted 09.16.2013 | World

BERLIN -- The head of Germany's Green Party has expressed regret about a two-decade-old political pamphlet containing calls to decriminalize some form...

Don't Underestimate Germany's Anti-Euro Party

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

By Noah Barkin BERLIN, April 14 (Reuters) - The political establishment has dismissed Germany's new anti-euro party as a fear-mongerin...

2013: A Decisive Year in German Politics

Ulf Gartzke | Posted 03.09.2013 | World
Ulf Gartzke

Chancellor Merkel's strategy is to muddle through in the hopes that the Eurozone crisis does not blow up in her face before the elections.

6 European Nations Hold Elections

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.06.2012 | World

Six European countries held elections Sunday. Here is a quick look at what was at stake: _FRANCE: Socialist challenger Francois Hollande defeats incu...

New German President

AP | JUERGEN BAETZ | Posted 05.18.2012 | World

BERLIN (AP) — A far-reaching majority of lawmakers elected former East German pro-democracy activist Joachim Gauck as Germany's new president Sunday...

German Minister Quits Amid Plagiarism Scandal

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Germany's popular defense minister resigned Tuesday amid a deepening scandal over plagiarism allegations that threatened to become a li...

Guido Westerwelle, Germany's Likely Next Foreign Minister, Openly Gay

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Guido Westerwelle and his gay partner are Germany's new "power couple" – at least according to the nation's leading daily, which ...

Terror Threats In Germany Prompt Flight Ban Over Oktoberfest

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — German authorities banned all flights over Munich's annual Oktoberfest beer festival on Saturday after a series of Islamic terror threa...

Zeca Schall, Germany's Black Immigrant Politician, Defies Racist Abuse

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN (AP) - A BLACK immigrant politician in Chancellor Angela Merkel's party says he will not alter his election campaigning despite suffering hosti...

Merkel's Cleavage Takes Center Stage In German Elections

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's breasts have been the subject of much attention after a female politician used them as a ploy to bring attention to ...