Europe

Merkel defends legacy as divided party picks new leader

Four-term Chancellor gets standing ovation as she bids farewell as party chief and urges party to look to the future.

Germany's conservative CDU party to vote on Merkel's successor

Europe

Germany: Leadership race for Angela Merkel's replacement

One of the candidates is Merkel’s former rival who left politics after being sidelined by her nearly 10 years ago.

Opinion

Merkel and the revenge of the old white boys' club

For almost two decades, a conservative all-men's pact has waited to have its political revenge on Angela Merkel.

Madhvi Ramani

by Madhvi Ramani

Madhvi Ramani

Angela Merkel

Merkel: 'This is my last term as German chancellor'

The German leader says she won't seek 'any further political offices' after her term as chancellor ends in 2021.

Germany

Merkel's Bavarian allies humbled in historic poll loss

Christian Social Union suffers worst result since 1950, raising tensions within Merkel's crisis-prone government.

Europe

Germany's Bavaria election: Immigration will be key issue

The governing party is struggling to prevent the anti-immigrant AfD from gaining power.

Germany

Erdogan inaugurates huge mosque in Germany

Inauguration caps a three-day state visit, as supporters and critics of Turkish president take to streets of Cologne.

Europe

German spymaster ousted after far-right attacks row, but promoted

Government removes domestic spy chief after comments on far-right violence, but transfers him to a more senior role.

German spymaster ousted after far-right attacks row, but promoted

Africa

Germany's Merkel set to visit three West African states

Trip to Senegal, Ghana and Nigeria marks Germany's belated interest in Africa and concern over irregular migration.

Migration expected to top Merkel's agenda on West Africa tour

Germany

Far-right protester harassing TV crew is German police

Justice minister alarmed after off-duty officer reports ZDF crew covering far-right rally to police who detained them.

Row widens after German police blocked TV crew at PEGIDA rally

Russia

Putin and Merkel discuss Nord Stream 2, Syrian reconstruction

The Russian and German leaders meet for bilateral talks outside of Berlin.

Putin and Merkel discuss Nord Stream 2, Syrian reconstruction

Germany

Putin set to meet Merkel in Germany

Russian leader visits Germany for first time since Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula in 2014.

Putin to have talks with Angela Merkel in Germany

Europe

German interior minister drops resignation threat over migration

Horst Seehofer says a compromise was reached in a migration dispute that threatened Merkel's government.

German interior minister drops resignation threat over migration

Germany

German minister threatens to quit over migration

German interior minister Horst Seehofer offers to resign after rejecting Chancellor Angela Merkel's EU migration deal.

Merkel coalition crisis: Seehofer offers to quit over migration

Europe

EU leaders remain divided over migration deal

Italy blocks joint EU statement on immigration, while Merkel says the crisis is make-or-break for the bloc.

EU leaders fail to agree on migration deal