Angela Merkel and her view of the world
31 December 2019 | 12:43 pm
The chancellor's mandate will soon be drawing to a close. What has she accomplished in her time in office? What does she still want to achieve as head of government? And what is her legacy? A DW assessment.
26 May 2022
26 Mar 2022
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz reiterated a plan to bolster defense spending while pledging to take on more refugees. "We are standing before a monumental challenge," he said.
16 Apr 2022
Karl Nehammer is the first European leader to visit Moscow since the conflict in Ukraine began. He said the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin gave him "no optimistic impression."
23 May 2022
Germany's Former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has stepped down from the board of the Russian state-owned oil company, a week after the Bundestag announced he would lose his taxpayer-funded office and staff.
29 May 2022
Germany's race to cut its reliance on gas from Russia has injected urgency into the first official visit to Africa by Olaf Scholz as he hunts new sources of energy supplies.
26 May 2022
Olaf Scholz signed deals that will see Germany help African nations build their infrastructure to extract and export oil and gas to Europe. He also promised to keep German troops in the Sahel.
11 Jun 2022
In his address at the digital festival, Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke about the challenges facing the digital world. He also promised to defend online democracy while also trimming German bureaucracy.
27 Jul 2022
German chancellor addresses spiraling energy costs: Nina Haase reports
6 Aug 2022
Merz's 'ultimate aim' is to become chancellor: Studio talk with DW's Michaela Küfner
12 Aug 2022
Heinz-Christian Strache faced his second corruption case in two years. This time, the court found insufficient evidence for conviction. In 2019, a scandal surrounding him brought down Austria's entire federal government.
23 Aug 2022
Olaf Scholz and Robert Habeck are on a three-day visit seeking to sign a hydrogen production deal with Canada and foster new energy ties amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
15 Sep 2022
Germany is set to cut off its dependence on Russian gas fully by the end of next year. The chancellor also celebrated efforts made to prepare for the coming winter.
Germany's Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck has spoken forcefully about his government's efforts to rethink economic ties with China, saying "We have to diversify." Habeck spoke to DW after weeks of controversy over Germany’s approach to China.
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Tensions are flaring up between India and Canada over Khalistan separatists, with the row also sending out shockwaves throughout the Sikh diaspora.
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Malaysia intends to double the quantity of palm oil it exports to China, in an effort to counterbalance the EU's push to cut down on its own imports.
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The former US president is being sued by the New York attorney general for deceiving banks and insurers by over-valuating assets. The judge's decision narrows the parameters of a trial next week.
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A Rwandan court orders a suspected serial killer to be detained for 30 days. Denis Kazungu pleaded guilty after multiple bodies were found buried in his kitchen, in a case that has shocked the nation. Also, several children are amongst the eight people killed following heavy rains in Cape Town. And in Senegal, Tiak Tiak drivers gear up to hit the streets once again. The moto-taxis offer commuters a way to zip in and out of the dense Dakar traffic, but with a risk of accidents.
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Britain's Home Secretary Suella Braverman called for governments to rewrite global refugee rules to make them "fit for the modern age." She said "simply being gay, or a woman" should not in itself entitle refuge.