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Germany: Merkel's CDU victorious in Saarland

A closely-watched election in the small, western state of Saarland has swung in favour of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

A closely-watched election in the small, western state of Saarland has swung in favour of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Germany: Merkel's CDU victorious in Saarland

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU Party is victorious in Saarland's closely-watched regional election.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU Party is victorious in Saarland's closely-watched regional election.

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Saarland's vote - small but significant

Germans in the small western state of Saarland vote on Sunday in a regional election that could deliver an upset to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Germans in the small western state of Saarland vote on Sunday in a regional election that could deliver an upset to Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Germany calls on Turkey to tone down rhetoric

It comes after the Turkish president accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of 'applying Nazi methods' against Turks and Turkish officials carrying out referendum campaigns in Germany.

It comes after the Turkish president accused Chancellor Angela Merkel of 'applying Nazi methods' against Turks and Turkish officials carrying out referendum campaigns in Germany.

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Germany's SPD elects Schulz as Merkel's challenger

Germany’s centre-left SPD has confirmed Martin Schulz as the party’s new leader and candidate to take on Chancellor Angela Merkel in upcoming elections.

Germany’s centre-left SPD has confirmed Martin Schulz as the party’s new leader and candidate to take on Chancellor Angela Merkel in upcoming elections.

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Trump meets Merkel: an encounter of the odd kind

Determined to downplay their differences, most pundits now consider Friday’s face-to-face meeting between President Donald Trump and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel to have been an awkward…

Determined to downplay their differences, most pundits now consider Friday’s face-to-face meeting between President Donald Trump and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel to have been an awkward…

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Trump and Merkel - the first meeting

It was a meeting of might, if not of minds, when the German Chancellor and the new US president met for the first time in Washington.

It was a meeting of might, if not of minds, when the German Chancellor and the new US president met for the first time in Washington.

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Turkey and Germany - an unpredictable and unstable partnership: View

By Gülistan Gürbey, Adjunct Professor, Department of Political- and Social Sciences, Free University Berlin The harsh tone of President Erdogan and

By Gülistan Gürbey, Adjunct Professor, Department of Political- and Social Sciences, Free University Berlin The harsh tone of President Erdogan and

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How to understand Germany’s trade surplus: is it exploiting the weak euro?

Criticism of Germany’s export prowess, and accusations of currency manipulation, are just as wrong-headed as Germany’s own defense of its excessive surplus. Ultimately, Germany can serve everyone’s best interests – including its own – by reducing its surplus, and thus the harmful economic imbalances

Criticism of Germany’s export prowess, and accusations of currency manipulation, are just as wrong-headed as Germany’s own defense of its excessive surplus. Ultimately, Germany can serve everyone’s best interests – including its own – by reducing its surplus, and thus the harmful economic imbalances

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Merkel offers Egypt help in stemming migration to Europe

Angela Merkel has sought to help Egypt in tackling migration to Europe as the German Chancellor visited the country ahead of a trip to Tunisia.

Angela Merkel has sought to help Egypt in tackling migration to Europe as the German Chancellor visited the country ahead of a trip to Tunisia.

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Wings of change favour Germany's Social Democrats

Martin Schulz, the party's candidate to be chancellor, is riding high in the polls, giving the SPD its best showing in a decade.

Martin Schulz, the party's candidate to be chancellor, is riding high in the polls, giving the SPD its best showing in a decade.

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Germany unveils new passport design

The new identity document, which features a security mark in the shape of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, was shown for the first time on Thursday.

The new identity document, which features a security mark in the shape of Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, was shown for the first time on Thursday.

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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.