Angela Merkel. File
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right party on Saturday chose Armin Laschet, the pragmatic governor of Germany’s most populous state, as its new leader — sending a signal of continuity months before an election in which voters will decide who becomes the new chancellor.
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.
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.
It’s a question that will echo down the ages of British political history. Were you up for CPTPP? Kemi Badenoch was, at 1am on Friday morning,
Light to heavy rain made the United Arab Emirates weather pleasant in the Holy Month of Ramadan. People enjoyed the cool weather during the fasting days
“Murder most foul,” cries the ghost of Hamlet’s father to explain his own killing in Shakespeare’s play. We shudder in the United States when yet more children