Refugees

Divided EU leaders meet over migration at 'mini-summit'

European leaders meet to discuss ways forward in crisis over migration, which is causing deep rifts within the bloc.

Divided EU leaders meet over migration at 'mini-summit'

Germany

Merkel handed two-week ultimatum in migrant row

Horst Seehofer backs down, says he will not bypass Angela Merkel by turning away migrants yet, awaiting EU solution.

Germany

Weakened Merkel elected chancellor for fourth term

Bundestag backs alliance of three parties under Merkel's leadership after six months of talks and major concessions.

Germany coalition deal: Merkel takes power after difficult talks

UpFront

Is Angela Merkel's era of dominance over?

We debate whether German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to blame for the rise in far-right populism across Europe.

UpFront

Is DR Congo still a democracy?

We speak to DRC's communications minister about postponed elections and debate the future of Germany's Angela Merkel.

Germany

Germany's SPD backs coalition talks with Merkel

Fresh elections avoided for now as Social Democrats approve negotiations with Merkel's conservatives by 56 percent.

Europe

German parties reach breakthrough in coalition talks

Germany inches towards a new government after Angela Merkel strikes deal with SPD to enter formal coalition talks.

Politics

German president set to host new coalition talks

CDU/CSU alliance is due to start negotiation with SPD over majority government as president seeks to prevent snap vote.

German president set to host new coalition talks

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.