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 Opec+ has decided in the meeting of its Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) in Vienna on Wednesday to cut production by two million barrels per day. Opec+ sources said that the cut was necessitated more by lack of demand than to boost oil prices. The crude prices had dropped from $120 to $90, and the Opec+
Since World War II, 30 prime ministers have presided over the 67 governments that have marked Italy’s uniquely unstable political life. On Sept. 25, Italians elected Giorgia Meloni, leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, into power. Meloni will be the first woman to lead the country, but she will also be the nation’s only prime minister to
A chance to bring the continent together in the face of Russian aggression or an empty talking shop of squabbling rivals? There are major questions over the prospects — and purpose — of the,” European Political Community” summit being launched in Prague on Thursday. The one-day gathering — a brainchild of French President Emmanuel
Sprawled on rocky ground far from sea ice, a lone Canadian polar bear sits under a dazzling sun, his white fur utterly useless as camouflage. It’s mid-summer on the shores of Hudson Bay and life for the enormous male has been moving in slow motion, far from the prey that keeps him alive: seals. This is a critical time for the region’s polar bears.