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Madeline Chambers

Double standards? German multilateralist mantra under scrutiny

Apr 04 2019

BERLIN Keen to use its presidency of the U.N. Security Council to demonstrate its commitment to multilateralism, Germany has laid itself bare to criticism from disenchanted allies of double standards on defense spending, energy and arms exports.

Gaffe prone? Carnival joke backfires on Merkel protege

Mar 06 2019

BERLIN The leader of Germany's ruling Christian Democrats (CDU), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, drew sharp criticism from her Social Democrat coalition partners on Wednesday for poking fun at trans-gender people in a light-hearted carnival speech.

Gaffe prone? Carnival joke backfires on Merkel protege

Mar 06 2019

BERLIN, March 6 The leader of Germany's ruling Christian Democrats (CDU), Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, drew sharp criticism from her Social Democrat coalition partners on Wednesday for poking fun at trans-gender people in a light-hearted carnival speech.

German court blocks spies from designating AfD as 'case to investigate'

Feb 26 2019

BERLIN A German court banned the domestic spy agency from classifying the Alternative for Germany (AfD) as a "case to investigate", handing a symbolic victory to the far-right party before five important elections later this year.

Reunified Germany is in no rush to help reconcile Korea

Feb 05 2019

BERLIN Politicians and campaigners are urging Germany to use the lessons of its own reunification to help bring North and South Korea together, but Berlin is in no rush to take up the challenge.

Who's afraid of the big bad wolf? German government wants looser rules on shooting the predator

Jan 03 2019

BERLIN Germany's Agriculture Minister wants to loosen restrictions on shooting wolves to reduce a growing population that threatens sheep and goats.

Germany's new CDU chief to review liberal Merkel migration policies

Dec 09 2018

BERLIN The new leader of Germany's Christian Democrats (CDU) outlined plans on Sunday to change the party's migrant policies before next year's European election, signaling that she could break with her mentor Angela Merkel's liberal approach.

Merkel protege Kramp-Karrenbauer succeeds her as German CDU leader

Dec 07 2018

HAMBURG Germany's Christian Democrats elected Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Friday to replace Angela Merkel as party leader, a decision that moves her into pole position to succeed Europe's most influential leader as chancellor. | Video

'Thank you boss!' Germany's conservatives say fond goodbye to Merkel

Dec 07 2018

HAMBURG Germany's Christian Democrats said a big thank you on Friday to Angela Merkel, their leader for the past 18 years, with warm words and long applause, and presenting her with a conductor's baton as they elected her protege to succeed her.

Far-right surge in Bavaria vote could reshape Germany's national politics

Oct 03 2018

NUREMBERG, Germany The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) is poised to humiliate Chancellor Angela Merkel's allies in an Oct. 14 vote for Germany's most influential regional government, an election that could have far-reaching implications for national politics. | Video

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