The Alternative for Germany (AfD) barely scraped into the state parliament in Saarland which could mark the beginning of the end for the upstart party. Photo: Party leaders Frauke Petry and Jörg Meuthen.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU was ahead with a clear lead over the Social Democrats official results show.
Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is concerned that Israel’s building of settlements in the occupied West Bank was undermining progress toward a two-state solution.
Austria said on Wednesday it would double the amount of money paid to migrants who voluntarily return home, as part of a campaign to speed up the repatriation of around 50,000 asylum seekers.
The US State Department said on Tuesday that top diplomat Rex Tillerson would skip a NATO meeting in April, though he still had plans to travel to Russia later that same month.
Turkish leaders will hold no further campaign rallies in Germany before Turkey’s April 16 referendum, organizers said on Tuesday, after an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they were not welcome.
The former top diplomat has taken over as Germany’s 12th president. Steinmeier will serve as symbolic head of the nation during a particularly tense federal election campaign. Deutsche Helle reports.
The center-left Social Democrats (SPD) voted overwhelmingly for Martin Schulz to be the party’s chairman and their candidate for the next German chancellor.
Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday rejected President Donald Trump’s claim that Berlin owes NATO “vast sums of money” and must pay Washington more for defense.
Trump finally addressed his claim that his White House predecessor wiretapped him Friday, joking that he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel had “something in common, perhaps.”