There’s a slight disconnect between what German voters say is important and who they say they’ll vote for. But can the Social Democrats exploit it to overturn Chancellor Merkel’s massive advantage in the polls?
North Korea’s relentless pursuit of nuclear weapons and missiles has raised the threat of a full-blown conflict on the Korean Peninsula. South Korea has also been acquiring German weapons for its self-defense.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that she opposed any use of force to resolve the conflict with North Korea, after President Donald Trump said the US military was “locked and loaded”.
Eight years after the fall of the Nazi regime, Poland decided to forego further reparations from Germany. But now there are renewed calls for those reparations to be paid.
The German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries on Monday slammed the latest round of US sanctions against Russia as being “against international law.”
Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in a TV interview that though he is “irritated” about a lot of things happening under US President Donald Trump, he still has hope for the transatlantic relationship.
Richard Grenell is set to be nominated as the next US ambassador to Germany. What could the choice mean for Berlin-Washington relations?
Germany is sharpening its policy toward Turkey in response to jailings of journalists and human rights activists. Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel is now warning German citizens that they face risks if they go to Turkey.
Germany has for years longed for a stronger French partner, but may have got more than it bargained for as the self-confident Emmanuel Macron takes Europe’s spotlight.
SPD leader Martin Schulz has called for Germany to use its budget surplus for domestic and EU-wide investment. The pitch is an attempt to revive the SPD’s chances against Chancellor Merkel in September’s election.