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Merkel Defies Political Gravity to Face Trump Again at NATO

Merkel Defies Political Gravity to Face Trump Again at NATO

Angela Merkel and Donald Trump in June 2018. Photographer: Leon Neal/Getty Images
German SPD Elects First Woman Leader as Divisions Linger

German SPD Elects First Woman Leader as Divisions Linger

Germany’s Social Democrats elected the party’s first ever chairwoman, but struggled to heal divisions that span everything from Russia and the European Union to government spending.
U.K.’s Hammond Finds a New Brexit Ally in Germany

U.K.’s Hammond Finds a New Brexit Ally in Germany

As the U.K. seeks Brexit allies in Europe, Germany’s new finance minister may be one of its best bets.
There’s a New Center of Power in Germany

There’s a New Center of Power in Germany

To gauge the balance of power in Angela Merkel’s new government, look at where she’s placed her top political fixer.
Merkel Is Pressed to Stand Up to Trump on Trade as Term Begins

Merkel Is Pressed to Stand Up to Trump on Trade as Term Begins

German industry called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to defend free trade as she began her new term, citing the threat of U.S. tariffs and Chinese competition.
Merkel's Successors Are Waiting for Her to Step Down or Stumble

Merkel's Successors Are Waiting for Her to Step Down or Stumble

Angela Merkel watched from the sidelines on an icy afternoon in Berlin this week as the woman tipped by many to replace her brought more than 1,000 Christian Democratic Union delegates to their feet.
Who’s Who in the Looming Battle for the Soul of Merkel’s Party

Who’s Who in the Looming Battle for the Soul of Merkel’s Party

Angela Merkel faces a balancing act when she doles out cabinet posts to her Christian Democratic Union, seeking to placate conservative critics while maintaining her centrist approach to policy.
Merkel Sets Up Potential Successor With Key Party Appointment

Merkel Sets Up Potential Successor With Key Party Appointment

Chancellor Angela Merkel sent a strong signal in the debate over her preferred successor as German leader by appointing close ally Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as general secretary of her Christian
Germany’s SPD Stands for Solid Finances, Official Tells Spiegel

Germany’s SPD Stands for Solid Finances, Official Tells Spiegel

Germany’s Social Democrats will soon take over the finance ministry for the first time in eight years. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it will jettison the ministry’s old habits.
Meet the Social Democrat Poised to Run Merkel's Finance Ministry

Meet the Social Democrat Poised to Run Merkel's Finance Ministry

While serving as mayor of Hamburg for the past seven years, he built a reputation as an unpretentious leader.
Germany's SPD Reclaims Finance Ministry in Merkel Coalition Deal

Germany's SPD Reclaims Finance Ministry in Merkel Coalition Deal

Germany’s Social Democrats returned to the finance ministry after a nine-year absence in a coalition deal with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Schulz Signals Play for Germany’s Foreign Ministry in Coalition Talks

Schulz Signals Play for Germany’s Foreign Ministry in Coalition Talks

German Social Democratic leader Martin Schulz signaled he’s making a play for the Foreign Ministry in coalition talks.