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Opinion: Sunny days are over for Angela Merkel
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 03:21

The outcome of the Bundestag election makes federal policy no easier, and not just because of the AfD. Forming a government will probably be a lengthy...

Hopes for jobs as Air Berlin picks Lufthansa, EasyJet bids
  • Tue, 26 Sep 2017 01:26

Insolvent Air Berlin confirmed Monday it was negotiating with German airline giant Lufthansa and Britain's EasyJet to sell off parts of its business, ...

Democracy at Stake: Germany's Slide to the Right
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:20

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats lost massive support in Sunday's parliamentary election while the right-wing populist performed better ...

What we learned from the German national election
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:21

Sunday was a day to forget for the Social Democrats. Merkel's party lost the most votes overall though. Still the Chancellor still came out smiling. W...

Japan's Shinzo Abe calls snap election
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:25

A snap Japanese election has been called by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Parliament is to be dissolved on Thursday for the poll on October 22. Abe is to...

Far-right AfD marches into parliament with strong election result
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 13:21

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) Sunday became the first hard-right, openly anti-immigration party to enter parliament with so many seats since World...

Kurdish referendum: Iran halts flights to Iraq's Kurdish region ahead of vote
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:27

The Kurdish regional head has vowed never to return to "the failed partnership" with Baghdad, ahead of Monday's independence vote which Iran, Iraq and...

Germany's Angela Merkel remains anchor of stability for US
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 07:29

The rise of the far-right AfD and losses for two major parties in Germany's election may have shaken up the country's political landscape in a dramati...

Social Democrats in turmoil after historic election loss
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:21

The defeat Sunday of German Social Democrat Martin Schulz at the hands of Chancellor Angela Merkel is his party's worst loss since World War II and an...

Merkel, the AfD and a Wounded SPD: Eight Lessons from Germany's Elections
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:22

Angela Merkel is back for a fourth term, the Social Democrats are wounded and a right-wing populist party has been elected to parliament for the first...

German Election Results: Merkel Re-Elected as Right Wing Enters Parliament
  • Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:23

Angela Merkel appears to have won her fourth term as German chancellor, but her coalition partners for the last four years, the Social Democrats, have...

Swiss voters nix pension reform in national referendum
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:27

Voters in the alpine nation rejected a plan that would have increased taxes to fund state pension coffers. The retirement age for women would have als...

Welcome to eco@africa
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:21

Green architecture in South Africa, making schools better by planning trees, and Zambia's air pollution problem. Join us on eco@africa for these and m...

Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge wins Berlin marathon, misses bid for record
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:22

Olympic champion Eliud Kipchoge has won the men's title in the Berlin Marathon, but missed out on breaking the world record. Fellow Kenyan Gladys Cher...

What you need to know about the German electorate
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:20

More than 60 million Germans will be eligible to vote in the 2017 federal election. But how many of these voters are seniors, women, men, migrants? An...

Row in Spain breaks out over control of police in Barcelona
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:21

Spain's central government and Catalan regional authorities are arguing over the control of police forces ahead of the planned independence vote. Madr...

Luigi Di Maio: The populist leader eyeing victory in Rome
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:20

A 31-year-old politician has been chosen to lead the anti-establishment Five Star Movement ahead of national elections. With M5S clearly ahead of trad...

Germany heads to the polls
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:21

61.5 million Germans are eligible to vote — a record one-third of whom are over 60 years old. With Merkel likely to secure a fourth term, the questi...

Last flight home for icon of 'German Autumn' of terror
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 09:24

Forty years ago next month, German anti-terror commandos stormed a Lufthansa jet in Somalia, shot its Palestinian hijackers and freed 90 hostages, a c...

Six numbers to watch for in Germany's polls
  • Sun, 24 Sep 2017 05:22

As Germany heads to the polls on Sunday, here are six numbers to watch for - from pints to percentages and parliamentary debuts. The Local

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