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German election results: Disappointing victory for Angela Merkel as CDU sinks, nationalist AfD surges
Angela Merkel has won a fourth term, but official results have shown she'll have a "tough road" for coalition talks. While the CDU remains the largest party, the far-right AfD will be the third biggest political force.
09/25/2017 12:56 AM
Anti-AfD protests break out across Germany after election
After the Alternative for Germany's historic election result, opponents of the far-right populist party have taken to the streets of Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne in protest.
09/24/2017 06:56 PM
Opinion: Germany wants to battle again
The current election result is a turning point for Germany. The far-right populist AfD has entered parliament for the first time, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has taken a hit, says DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.
09/24/2017 09:14 PM
Germany's Angela Merkel remains anchor of stability for US
The rise of the far-right AfD and losses for two major parties in Germany's election may have shaken up the country's political landscape in a dramatic fashion. But the key takeaway in the US is more mundane.
09/25/2017 01:10 AM
German election: World reacts to Merkel victory, AfD rise
World leaders, including Emmanuel Macron of France, have congratulated Chancellor Angela Merkel on her election win. But the AfD's entry into parliament was also lauded by Europe's far-right leaders.
09/25/2017 01:40 AM
Far-right AfD enters German parliament: What it means for German politics
The far-right AfD will be the third-largest party in the Bundestag. This will have no immediate effect on policy per se, but will alter the political tone. In a nutshell: things are about to get a lot nastier.
09/24/2017 11:32 PM
Uncharted political waters for Angela Merkel
No change in Germany: Angela Merkel will stay on as chancellor. Germans like constancy. However, Merkel has some major tasks to fulfill during her fourth term in office.
09/24/2017 05:03 PM
German election: What you need to know about Angela Merkel's CDU
The CDU is not only Germany's leading party. It is also an institution that's very much the product of history. But has the CDU moved so far to the center that it is no longer truly conservative?
09/24/2017 04:43 PM
What is the role of Germany's parliamentary opposition?
Following the federal election, the SPD has announced it will go into opposition. What role does the main opposition party play in the Bundestag?
09/24/2017 05:14 PM
German election: Can the Greens and FDP join Angela Merkel in a coalition?
The Greens and the Free Democrats have traditionally been bitter rivals in Germany. But will these two smaller parties put aside their differences for a chance at a coalition with the conservatives and a share in power?
09/24/2017 04:26 PM
What you need to know about Germany's liberals, the Free Democratic Party
After four years without representation in the Bundestag, the FDP is back. Here's what you need to know about the small party that could hold the keys to power.
09/24/2017 04:49 PM
Germany's Green party: How it evolved
Germany's Greens have been trailblazers for ecological movements around the world. But since the 1980s they have become increasingly conservative — making a coalition with Angela Merkel's CDU a real possibility.
09/24/2017 04:51 PM
Donald Trump orders sweeping new travel ban, including N. Korea
Donald Trump's controversial travel ban will be replaced with new rules for nationals from eight countries, including Venezuela and North Korea. Washington said the nations failed to meet demands for information sharing.
09/25/2017 02:54 AM
Kurdish referendum: Iran halts flights to Iraq's Kurdish region ahead of vote
The Kurdish regional head has vowed never to return to "the failed partnership" with Baghdad, ahead of Monday's independence vote which Iran, Iraq and Turkey all oppose. Earlier, Iran halted flights to and from the area.
09/25/2017 07:25 AM
Russian general killed in IS shelling in Syria
A Russian general was fatally wounded while assisting Syrian troops in an operation to recapture the province of Deir el-Zour. Russian media blamed his death on mortar shelling by the "Islamic State" militant group.
09/24/2017 10:17 PM
French Senate vote: Macron's En Marche! disappoints as conservatives retain majority
France's conservative Republicans have consolidated their majority and even won a few more seats in this year's Senate elections, according to preliminary results. Macron's En Marche! has reportedly only come in third.
09/24/2017 10:01 PM
Swiss voters nix pension reform in national referendum
Voters in the alpine nation rejected a plan that would have increased taxes to fund state pension coffers. The retirement age for women would have also gone up, as the nation struggles to deal with an aging populace.
09/24/2017 03:08 PM
NFL stars defy Donald Trump's call for boycott
Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonsville Jaguars players "took a knee" during the national anthem after Trump urged fans to boycott football matches. The kneeling protest, to highlight social injustice, has stepped up a gear.
09/24/2017 06:14 PM
Indian guru arrested on rape charges
A popular guru was arrested Saturday by police in north-western India for allegedly raping a 21-year-old woman. The second such arrest in the country in recent weeks has triggered fears of more rioting by supporters.
09/24/2017 02:06 AM
Dutch women protest lack of female-friendly public toilets
Women in five Dutch cities took to the streets on Saturday in protest at the paucity of female-friendly public toilets. The protests took the form of peeing in the street, an act that can be punished by a 90 euro fine.
09/23/2017 10:44 PM