German Parties Prepare for a Regional Election (in Photos)
The state election could serve as an effective referendum on Angela Merkel's government.
Germany's 'Grand Coalition' Could Be a Boost to the Far Right
While political cooperation is usually seen as a positive thing, in Germany bipartisanship could have negative side effects.
What's Behind the Rising Popularity of Germany's Far Right?
The recent electoral success of the ultra-conservative AfD has experts trying to discover what's behind the shift to the right.
Viewfinder: German Chancellor Merkel Wins a Fourth Term
German Chancellor and Christian Democrat (CDU) Angela Merkel (C) reacts to initial results that gave the party 32.9 percent of the vote.
For Germany, a Lack of Democratic Competition Could Mean Lower Voter Participation
Even though the campaign for chancellor Merkel's re-election is essentially a foregone conclusion, there's still a great deal at stake on Sunday.
Europeans Say Trump Can Damage—Not Destroy—the Paris Agreement
Trump's protectionist stance at the G7 summit opened a huge rift—and the Paris Agreement was built to withstand it.
The Start of the Paris Climate Summit Was the Exact Opposite Of Copenhagen
Opening remarks from world leaders were long on hope and short on details. In this case, that's precisely what we needed.
What to Make of Top World Leaders' Opening Climate Bids
The leaders of Russia, China, Germany, and the United States offered ambitious initiatives in their speeches at COP21. How optimistic should we be?
The Weekend of Worldwide Climate Marches in 10 Photos
From New York to New Delhi, citizens and activists gathered in astonishing numbers at more than 2,000 events around the globe.
The Illusion of Belonging for European Jews
On the surface, today’s Jews can go about their lives as proudly, as openly, and as securely as members of the majority. But as the recent attacks in Denmark and France—and Europe’s response in the aftermath—remind us, this is a frighteningly fragile, if not illusory, achievement.