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Angela Merkel's fourth government will be one long coalition negotiation. Just like life, isn't it? more

Opinion

The election has not changed Merkel's mind – the German policy on refugees is still: keep them out and pretend you're not racist. more

Opinion

While the charismatic likes of Jeremy and Bernie have led left-wing surges in Britain and the US, the German left still hasn’t been able to come up with an alternative to Merkel. Ben Knight talked to members of Die Linke and the SPD to find out why. more

Politics

Over 200,000 placards line Berlin’s streets this election season, put up by eager volunteers or the candidates themselves. As the starting whistle blew on the campaign back in August, we joined party members for the postering ritual. more

Interviews & Portraits

The September 3 debate between Angela Merkel and the SPD's Martin Schulz sealed it: it's more clear than ever that we're gearing up for another four years of "Mutti". What does it mean for Berlin? Read more in our election special, on stands now... more

Politics

Yet another debate on English-speaking staff in the service industry? CDU politician Jens Spahn thinks it's "dumb" to speak English in the German capital. Is this a case of a provincial politician lost in the Weltstadt or a downright xenophobe? more

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The North Rhine-Westphalia result is sad, but then again it's the SPD's own fault. more

Opinion

Merkel just hired Opel's chief lobbyist as her campaign manager. Because that's what CDU governments do. more

Opinion

Go ahead and ban burqas, but then can we get on to an issue that affects our lives? more

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The CDU has done a cow-based campaign video. It cud almost make you vote for them. more

Opinion

Putin loves having dinner with German men so very much. What's going on there? more

Opinion

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