The coronavirus outbreak is providing some Christian Democrats hoping to succeed Merkel a chance to demonstrate their crisis-management skills.
Although Germany has received praise for its handling of the pandemic, the way forward remains unclear.
Political and economic failings threaten government’s Covid-19 response.
Far-right dreams of closing countries off have temporarily come true as the idea of European solidarity faces new challenges.
A dispute between Moscow and Riyadh is dealing the US economy a blow and highlighting Saudi Arabia’s financial challenges.
Center-right politicians join the AfD to oust a state premier, a first in postwar politics.
It’s far from clear how the government can square the need for economic austerity with protesters’ steadily mounting demands.
Although homicides have decreased, the timing remains suspicious.
Sebastian Kurz’s People’s Party made significant gains in Sunday’s snap elections, but a renewed coalition with the far-right Freedom Party seems unlikely.