Opinion

Imagining a post-Merkel Europe

Fears about German instability are overblown. A transition to a post-Merkel Germany might not be bad news for Europe.

Thorsten Benner

by Thorsten Benner

Thorsten Benner

Germany

Merkel's fourth term in danger as coalition talks fail

Germany chancellor says she would prefer a snap election than lead minority government after coalition talks break down.

Europe

German coalition talks fail after FDP walks out

Chancellor Merkel announces the failure of talks, as the EU's largest economy gets closer to a possible new election.

German coalition talks fail after FDP walks out

Syrian Refugees

'We are humans': German far right rise worries refugees

Al Jazeera meets refugees concerned by the success of Germany's far-right party, which targets refugees and Muslims.

Rise of far-right AfD party worries refugees

Opinion

The German shake-up: Rocky road ahead for Angela Merkel

After Sunday's election, it's time to bury any illusions about Merkel's supposed role as 'the leader of the free world'.

Thorsten Benner

by Thorsten Benner

Thorsten Benner

Angela Merkel

Angela Merkel: Germany's iron chancellor

If she wins Sunday's elections, Angela Merkel could be on track to become Germany's longest-serving chancellor.

Angela Merkel: Germany's iron chancellor

Inside Story

Will Angela Merkel win a record-equalling fourth term?

Germany's first female chancellor leads the opinion polls in the run-up to this month's federal election.

Germany

Germany's Merkel leads in polls after crucial TV debate

Opinion polls suggest chancellor could secure a fourth term after candidates clash over migration, Turkey and security.

Security

World leaders unite in condemnation of North Korea

Criticism of Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test is voiced around the world from South Korea and the US to China and Russia.

Opinion

The battle for world leadership

As the 20 leading economies meet in Hamburg, a truly multipolar world is finally emerging.

Marwan Bishara

by Marwan Bishara

Marwan Bishara

Europe

Germany votes in favour of same-sex marriage

Landmark vote comes after Chancellor Angela Merkel changes her mind and tells party members to follow their conscience.

German parliament approves same-sex marriage

Europe

Germany suspends Afghan deportations after Kabul blast

Angela Merkel has decided to rethink government deportation policy for Afghan asylum seekers in wake of deadly attack.

Germany suspends Afghan deportations after Kabul blast

Europe

New Trump attack on Germany widens transatlantic rift

European leaders are dismayed by Trump's refusal to reaffirm US support for the Paris climate change agreement.

War of words between Trump and Merkel continues

Inside Story

Can the EU go it alone?

Angela Merkel says neither the US nor the UK can be relied upon, so the European Union should plan its own destiny.

Europe

Merkel says EU cannot 'fully' rely on the US or UK

'We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands' says the German chancellor, the day after a G7 summit.

Merkel says EU cannot 'fully' rely on the US or UK