A former German guard known as the “Bookkeeper of Auschwitz”, now 96, is fit to serve his four-year prison sentence, a German court ruled Wednesday.
A vote to extend the use of a controversial weed killer has angered Angela Merkel’s past and maybe future partners in government, the Social Democrats. Will the issue derail talks about a grand coalition?
The conservative Alternative for Germany party sees Chancellor Angela Merkel’s struggle to form a new government as proof of its growing power to upend the country’s political order, a top party official said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Monday for “serious, engaged and honest” negotiations with the center-left Social Democratic Party (SDP), as she reaffirmed her desire to form a stable government.
A court in Germany has once more postponed the appeal of octogenarian Ursula Haverbeck, who has multiple convictions for Holocaust denial. Haverbeck has been handed several jail terms, but has so far avoided prison.
Germany moved a step towards resolving its political crisis Friday when the Social Democrats (SPD) said they were ready to hold talks with caretaker Chancellor Angela Merkel.
German Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz faces a backlash inside his own party for rejecting a coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives.
Frank-Walter Steinmeier was hardly Chancellor Merkel’s first choice for the largely ceremonial job of president, but the lifelong Social Democrat may be her best hope of holding onto power amid an unprecedented political crisis.
At four-by-four meters in size, the swastika had remained hidden underground for decades. That is, until a construction worker discovered it on Friday.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing perhaps the biggest challenge of her tenure after coalition talks collapsed. New elections are now considered the most likely way forward, but are there any other alternatives?