Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party leader Armin Laschet gestures following his election during the party’s 33rd congress in Berlin, Germany, on Saturday. Reuters
Parties in German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government are set to hold separate crisis talks on Monday, after her fragile coalition suffered a fresh body blow as the leader of junior partner SPD quit.
Angela Merkel, Germany’s first female chancellor, has been praised by many for her pragmatic leadership in a turbulent world and celebrated by some as a feminist icon. But a look at her track record over her 16 years at Germany’s helm reveals missed opportunities for fighting gender inequality at home.
It will take loads of political acumen and fortitude to step into Angela Merkel’s shoes. She was a leader par excellence not only for Germans
Merkel, who remains personally popular after steering Germany through a string of crises, announced in 2018 that she wouldn't go for a fifth term. That set up the first election since West Germany's initial vote in 1949 in which there is no incumbent chancellor seeking re-election.
The removal by Republican majority leader Kevin McCarthy of the sole Muslim woman of colour, Ilhan Omar, from the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs
As we wait patiently for the Academy Awards ceremony to take place on March 12, we have been looking back at previous ceremonies going back a few years.
The 7.8 Richter scale earthquake that hit southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria on Monday, with the rising death toll having gone beyond 11, 000 has unleashed staggering devastation in the town with crowded buildings and the residents many of whom are refugees from Syria in Turkey and other Syrian refugees in their own
When Ignasi Biosca-Reig heard there were shortages of amoxicillin in Spain, he quickly added shifts at his drug company’s factories to boost production of the popular antibiotic. But a few extra shifts was as far as he could go. Much as he would have liked to significantly increase supplies, Biosca-Reig said he couldn’t justify investing