German Politics

Stop the world. Germany is stepping off

When last did a nation collapse under the unbearable weight of its prosperity? For a visitor in Berlin, Germany’s coalition talks straddled the line …

Germany

Germany’s SPD Is Open to Talks on New Merkel Government

German Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz is ready to start talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel and is prepared to offer her limited support for a …

Germany

Twitter verboten? German parliament edict irks lawmakers

BERLIN – Germany's new parliamentary speaker is meeting resistance to his suggestion that lawmakers refrain from tweeting or snapping photos during sessions.<p>Wolfgang Schaeuble, who served as Germany's Finance Minister until being elected parliamentary speaker last month, told lawmakers in a memo …

Germany

EUROPE MARKETS: European Stocks Choppy, But French Shares Push To 2-week High On Activity Data

Altice reportedly considers selling one of its units<p>European stocks largely sought firm direction Thursday, but French blue-chip shares climbed as data showed the country was a key contributor to strengthening activity in the eurozone's economy this month.<p>How key gauges are moving: The Stoxx Europe …

Markets

View: Macron alone is not enough to fill EU power vacuum

<b>By Philippe Legrain</b><p>Amid all the crises and upheavals that have battered the European Union over the past decade, one fixed point has been the stolid, stable government of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But, following the collapse of talks to form a new coalition, Merkel suddenly seems …

Brexit

Court case exposes rift in Germany's secretive Aldi family

A court is expected to rule Thursday in a case that has exposed a rift within Germany's secretive Albrecht family, owners of the discount supermarket …

Business

No coalition: a new age in German politics

Shortly before midnight on November 19, the airwaves were filled with news that negotiations for a German governing coalition between the …

News (China)

Bavaria: CSU denies report Markus Söder to replace Horst Seehofer as state premier

An initial report said Angela Merkel’s Bavarian sister party would be seeing a shakeup - a report the party quickly denied. Bavaria's state premier, …

World News

Lindner: FDP would have been ‘useful idiot’ in Merkel coalition

The Free Democrats (FDP) would not have played a useful role in the German government if they had gone ahead with a coalition with Chancellor Angela …

European News

Police search CDU headquarters as part of probe into suspected illegal donations

A politician from Chancellor Merkel's CDU allegedly accepted illegal donations while CDU treasurer in his home state. The donations were allegedly …

World News

Morning Brief: Free-speech flame-out and a housing plan with a hitch

Did Kirsty Duncan side with the censors? — Trudeau makes housing announcement in Toronto — Jurors need more support — The Hill's controversial ice …

Andrew Scheer

German political crisis: a cause for concern, or an opportunity for Europe?

Angela Merkel has been at the helm in Germany for 12 years. The stability makes the chancellor one of the pillars of the European Union, meaning her struggle to form a government has several members of the bloc worried.<p>But the Netherlands and Belgium took record times to put together an …

Angela Merkel

Summit on euro zone future in Dec still on despite no German government - Tusk

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A summit of euro zone leaders will go ahead as planned in the middle of December, the chairman of European Union leaders said on …

Greece

Pressure on SPD May Lead to New Grand Coalition

November 22nd, 2017, 9:42 AM UTC<p>Could Germany avoid fresh elections with another grand coalition? Supporters of Angela Merkel and her CDU Party say …

Business

Angela Merkel’s Disastrous Failed Policies for Germany

<i>Chancellor Angela Merkel has thrown the Federal Republic of Germany into the greatest period of political instability since WW2 as the electorate</i> …

Angela Merkel

Pressure mounts on SPD to ease German political chaos

BERLIN: Pressure mounted Wednesday on Germany's Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz to reconsider an alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel's …

Germany

German Politics Weigh On The Euro's Future

Marcon's vision for a unified EU has led to euro strength since his victory.<p>The first dent in this vision followed German elections, the recent …

Business

Opening Bell: Dollar Holds Gains As German Politics Sinks Stocks

<i>by Pinchas Cohen</i><p><b>Key Events</b><p>Yesterday, though Asian stocks—except for Chinese shares in both Honk Kong and the mainland—fell to start the trading week, …

Economy

Germany's Political Rift May Leave Europe Without Merkel's Leadership

Watch Video<br>Political turmoil in Germany is threatening Chancellor Angela Merkel's job and could have huge ramifications for Europe as a whole.Talks …

Angela Merkel

Merkel in limbo after coalition talks fail

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she'd prefer a new election to leading a minority government after coalition talks between her center-right …

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Germany's Merkel prefers 'new election' option

News (U.S.)

Wall Street Futures Dip, Europe Weakens as German Politics Holds Back Gains

European stocks slipped lower Tuesday, while U.S. equity futures weakened modestly, as investors move the sidelines ahead of this week's Thanksgiving …

Business

Germany's Chance for a Reset

Over the weekend, Christian Lindner, the young, camera-loving chairman of Germany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP), dashed hopes that Berlin would form …

Christian Lindner

Best photos of the day: Beardmas and an autumnal duck

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world including turmoil in Zimbabwe, art in London, John Lennon’s stolen glasses, and a duck pond in Hamburg

Photography

Investors say ECB's Mario Draghi, not Angela Merkel, is most-important European

It's a sign of how much power the world's major central bankers now wield - far eclipsing that of traditional politicians - that financial markets …

Economy

Global shares mixed as German politics cloud sentiment

TOKYO (AP) — European share benchmarks drifted lower in early trading Tuesday as Germany's president prepared to meet with party leaders hoping to broker a new government. The weakness in Europe followed an upbeat day in Asia, where Hong Kong's Hang Seng index had its biggest gain in nearly two …

Business

Germans Detain Six Syrians Suspected Of Being An ISIS Planning Team

All had used false identities to claim refugee status in Germany, authorities said.<p>BRUSSELS – In a series of dawn raids across four German states, police on Tuesday arrested six Syrian men suspected of being part of an operational ISIS cell planning an attack inside Germany.<p>The arrests came just …

World News

Here’s what Germany’s political turmoil means for global markets - MarketWatch

German equities rose, but the euro was left shaken on Monday, as investors attempt to divine what Germany’s political turmoil—and the uncertain fate …

Economy

Germany May Face New Elections

“Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany faced the greatest crisis of her political career on Monday, after late-night negotiations to form a new …

Angela Merkel

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Charles Manson dead at 83, Mueller digs into James Comey's firing, Mugabe still refusing to step down, and more.<p><i>Everything you need to know about the world this morning, curated by VICE.</i><p>US News<p><b>Mueller Wants Emails on FBI Director's Firing</b>The special counsel investigating Russian interference in the …

Charles Manson