Germany’s anti-immigration AfD wrapped up a fractious party congress Sunday by choosing a new team to lead it into a September general election, after dramatically sidelining its most prominent personality.
Leading politicians in Germany and Europe have voiced relief that pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron won Sunday’s poll. They called on French voters to back him in the second round against the far-right Marine Le Pen.
Ivanka Trump will participate in a panel discussion on women’s economic empowerment during an official visit to Germany next week.
AfD co-chair Frauke Petry announced on Wednesday that she’s not interested in being her party’s nominal chancellor candidate in September’s election.
Austrian leaders said the EU should end talks over Turkey’s bid to join its ranks after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan won a controversial referendum on gaining further powers.
Germany calls for fresh efforts to bolster a ceasefire deal in eastern Ukraine, where fighting between pro-Russia separatists and Ukrainian forces has left nearly 10,000 people dead.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Turkish leaders should open talks with opponents after a narrow referendum win highlighted divisions within their country.
Angela Merkel and her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) were the bigger winners in the public broadcaster ARD’s monthly game of “Whom Would You Rather?”
Thousands of pro-Europe demonstrators have taken to the streets in cities across Germany and Europe. A minute’s silence was also held for the victims of the Stockholm and St. Petersburg attacks.
Russia will support a probe into the chemical weapons attack in Syria, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said. He also warned the US against further military escalation: Gabriel.