Merkel doesn’t have a `Grand Coalition,’ lawmaker says
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Gesine Loetzsch, a lawmaker from Germany's Die Linke party, discusses Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to end months of political deadlock by forming a government.
10 Apr 2021
Chancellor Angela Merkel is in favor of a "short uniform lockdown" to rein in spread of the coronavirus. A spokesman for the chancellor noted that Germany's health care system is under growing pressure.
19 Apr 2021
Annalena Baerbock is said to be tough, talented and very ambitious. Now, Germany's Green Party has named her as its candidate for chancellor. Is she cut out for the job?
22 May 2021
German Chancellor Angela Merkel did not become interested in politics until the fall of the #Berlin Wall. She is now preparing to bow out after 15 years in power and four terms as chancellor. French journalist Marion Van Renterghem has just published a book in French, entitled "C'etait Merkel" ("That was Merkel"). She tells us more about the childhood and early years of the woman who rose to the top of German politics but never lost her strong moral compass.
31 May 2021
Denmark's complicity in the NSA spying scandal against German politicians has been revealed in a joint European media investigation.
14 Jun 2021
The outgoing German chancellor is set to travel to Washington for talks with the US president on COVID, climate change and bilateral ties.
11 Jul 2021
Angela Merkel returns to the UK, likely for the last time as German chancellor. She will again bump elbows with Boris Johnson, key Brexit architect and almost her political antithesis.
15 Jul 2021
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to visit US President Joe Biden on July 15. The two leaders are keen to bolster ties between their countries. But there are also points of contention.
26 Jul 2021
As Angela Merkel prepares to leave office, she leaves behind a mixed legacy in terms of climate policy.
31 Aug 2021
Many African heads of state saw German Chancellor Angela Merkel off at the Compact with Africa summit in Berlin. Merkel once more underlined Africa's potential — and what needs to be done to use it.
9 Sep 2021
The German Chancellor and the celebrated Nigerian feminist author discussed politics, and how they are influenced by social media — and fashion.
21 Sep 2021
As chancellor, Angela Merkel has led Germany through many international crises. How successful was she? A DW documentary interviewed former heads of state, historians and journalists.
17 Sep 2021
The DW documentary "Angela Merkel - Navigating a World in Crisis" features leading figures in politics and science recounting personal experiences with the German chancellor. The film airs September 17 on YouTube.
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A report released by Amnesty International marking one year since the withdrawal of US and NATO troops concludes that the Taliban has decimated the rights of girls and women in Afghanistan. To understand exactly what's happening in the country today, FRANCE 24 spoke to Dr. Habiba Sarabi, a former Afghan minister for women's affairs and former governor of Bamiyan province. She urged the international community to "take responsibility for the Afghan people and Afghan women in particular".
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Firefighters in the German capital are still trying to secure an explosives disposal site amid a continuing wildfire. Parts of the wooded area are reportedly also littered with munitions.
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Sports coach and aspiring model Patience Ramavhale battled depression and anxiety throughout a troubled childhood. But her love of sports and passion for coaching not only developed her young athletes, but also helped Patience improve her mental health. Don’t Hold Back’s Nozibele Qamngana Mayaba catches up with Patience over the customary snack on how using sports can improve your mental health.
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A year ago, the Taliban retook Kabul. In their first press conference after seizing power in Afghanistan, they surprised the world with the announcement of moderate policies. A key pledge was to address women's rights.