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Trump critic Steinmeier elected as new German president

Germany's former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, a strong critic of Trump, will take over the largely ceremonial position of president.

Germany's former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, a strong critic of Trump, will take over the largely ceremonial position of president.

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Germany to elect new president

Former German foreign minister Frank Walter Steinmeier is today expected to be elected as the country’s next president.

Former German foreign minister Frank Walter Steinmeier is today expected to be elected as the country’s next president.

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Merkel gets party backing to fight Germany's election

Germany's centre-right political parties have agreed to nominate Angela Merkel as their candidate to run for chancellor in the country's election in September.

Germany's centre-right political parties have agreed to nominate Angela Merkel as their candidate to run for chancellor in the country's election in September.

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Schulz: "a stronger Europe means a stronger Germany"

The former president of the European Parliament has been nominated to lead Germany's centre-left Social Democrats into the country's upcoming election.

The former president of the European Parliament has been nominated to lead Germany's centre-left Social Democrats into the country's upcoming election.

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Germany targets far-right extremists in dozens of raids

Several of those targeted were believed to have links to the Reichsburger movement, an extremist group which rejects the legitimacy of the German republic.

Several of those targeted were believed to have links to the Reichsburger movement, an extremist group which rejects the legitimacy of the German republic.

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SPD nominates Schulz to take on Merkel for German Chancellor

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) have nominated Martin Schulz as their candidate to run against Angela Merkel to become chancellor, following Sigmar Gabriel’s decision to stand…

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) have nominated Martin Schulz as their candidate to run against Angela Merkel to become chancellor, following Sigmar Gabriel’s decision to stand…

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German SPD leader to put forward Schulz to challenge Merkel in election

The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) Sigmar Gabriel will put forward former European Parliament President Martin Schulz to challenge conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel in the September el

The leader of Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) Sigmar Gabriel will put forward former European Parliament President Martin Schulz to challenge conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel in the September el

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Schulz eyes bid to become German Chancellor

Former European parliament president Martin Schulz looks set to be the Social Democrat candidate for German Chancellor.

Former European parliament president Martin Schulz looks set to be the Social Democrat candidate for German Chancellor.

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Germany's Greens go centrist in choice of election leaders

As the parliamentary elections in Germany creep closer, the traditionally left-leaning Green Party has announced two centrists will lead them to the vote.

As the parliamentary elections in Germany creep closer, the traditionally left-leaning Green Party has announced two centrists will lead them to the vote.

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Former German president Herzog dies

The 82-year-old will be remembered for encouraging Germany to embrace economic reform in the 1990s.

The 82-year-old will be remembered for encouraging Germany to embrace economic reform in the 1990s.

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Berlin Attack: Timeline

A detailed rundown of events surrounding the Berlin truck attack

A detailed rundown of events surrounding the Berlin truck attack

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German president visits Berlin attack casualties in hospital

Joachim Gauck spent time with victims due to undergo operations and described the lorry attack on a Christmas market as 'an assault on our way of life'.

Joachim Gauck spent time with victims due to undergo operations and described the lorry attack on a Christmas market as 'an assault on our way of life'.

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Martin Schulz, from Bookshops to Berlin?

Martin Schulz has dedicated his life to European politics. He has attempted to inject the European Parliament with a new dynamism in a bid to make politics more relevant.

Martin Schulz has dedicated his life to European politics. He has attempted to inject the European Parliament with a new dynamism in a bid to make politics more relevant.

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Martin Schulz stands down as EU parliament president

There is speculation that Schulz will return to German politics after the grand coalition government backed his party ally, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as Germany's next president.

There is speculation that Schulz will return to German politics after the grand coalition government backed his party ally, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, as Germany's next president.

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Merkel is 'problematic' - EU politicians react to fourth Chancellor bid

Candidate for a fourth term, German Chancellor Angela Merkel could confirm her status as the most influential leader of the European Union again next year.

Candidate for a fourth term, German Chancellor Angela Merkel could confirm her status as the most influential leader of the European Union again next year.

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Germany: with or without Merkel

Angela Merkel's decision to seek a fourth term as Chancellor has been met with little enthusiasm in Germany. Her image as a liberal anchor in stormy political times is both a blessing and a curse for

Angela Merkel's decision to seek a fourth term as Chancellor has been met with little enthusiasm in Germany. Her image as a liberal anchor in stormy political times is both a blessing and a curse for

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EU's Oettinger under fire over lobbyist's private jet flight

Germany’s Günther Oettinger denied on Wednesday any wrongdoing after it emerged he accepted a trip on a private jet from a pro-Kremlin lobbyist.

Germany’s Günther Oettinger denied on Wednesday any wrongdoing after it emerged he accepted a trip on a private jet from a pro-Kremlin lobbyist.