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Angela Merkel broke through the ranks of male-dominated German politics when she was elected chancellor in 2005, leading the Christian Democrats back to power and becoming the first political star from eastern Germany after reunification. Supporters call her style even and deliberate, while critics claim she's prone to indecision.

EU Commission President Juncker: 'I Don't Understand Tsipras'

EU Commission President Juncker: 'I Don't Understand Tsipras'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 19, 2015

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker remains committed to preventing a Grexit. But he tells SPIEGEL that his patience is wearing thin: "I don't believe the Greek government's response has been sufficient." Interview conducted by Peter Müller, Michael Sauga and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Ägyptens Präsident in Berlin: Merkels Pressekonferenz mit Sisi endet im Tumult

Ägyptens Präsident in Berlin: Merkels Pressekonferenz mit Sisi endet im Tumult

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 03, 2015

Wie umstritten der Besuch von Präsident Sisi in Berlin ist, zeigte sich bei der Pressekonferenz des Ägypters mit der Bundeskanzlerin. Eine junge Frau beschimpfte ihn als Mörder und Faschisten. mehr... Video | Forum ]

Selling Out: Berlin Sends Wrong Message By Welcoming Sisi

Selling Out: Berlin Sends Wrong Message By Welcoming Sisi

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 03, 2015

The German government is welcoming Egypt's contentious President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi during a state visit on Wednesday. By doing so, Berlin is betraying its own values and interests in order to facilitate a multibillion euro business deal. A Commentary By Raniah Salloum more... Comment ]

Offenlegung der Spählisten: Amerikaner lassen Merkel warten

Offenlegung der Spählisten: Amerikaner lassen Merkel warten

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 13, 2015

Welche Ziele hat der US-Geheimdienst NSA in Europa ausspähen lassen? Das wird die Öffentlichkeit wohl so schnell nicht erfahren - denn die Antwort aus Washington lässt auf sich warten. mehr... Forum ]

Germany's Dilemma: Critics Want Tougher Berlin Stance Against Israel

Germany's Dilemma: Critics Want Tougher Berlin Stance Against Israel

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 06, 2015

Relations between Germany and Israel are at a crossroads. Is it possible for the German government to continue to steadfastly support the country even as Jerusalem continues to refuse to allow the Palestinians to establish their own state? By Nicola Abé, Christiane Hoffmann, Horand Knaup, René Pfister and Christoph Schult more... Comment ]

Ärger um Zitate: Altkanzler Kohl siegt erneut vor Gericht gegen Ghostwriter

Ärger um Zitate: Altkanzler Kohl siegt erneut vor Gericht gegen Ghostwriter

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 05, 2015

Altkanzler Helmut Kohl setzt sich durch: Das Oberlandesgericht Köln hat ein früheres Urteil bestätigt, wonach seinem Ghostwriter die Veröffentlichung umstrittener Zitate untersagt ist. mehr... Forum ]

Spying Close to Home: German Intelligence Under Fire for NSA Cooperation

Spying Close to Home: German Intelligence Under Fire for NSA Cooperation

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 24, 2015

US intelligence spent years spying on European targets from a secretive base. Now, it seems that German intelligence was aware of the espionage -- and did nothing to stop it. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

'The Fourth Reich': What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany

'The Fourth Reich': What Some Europeans See When They Look at Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 23, 2015

Following World War II, a German return to dominance in Europe seemed an impossibility. But the euro crisis has transformed the country into a reluctant hegemon and comparisons with the Nazis have become rampant. Are they fair? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Nazi Extortion: Study Sheds New Light on Forced Greek Loans

Nazi Extortion: Study Sheds New Light on Forced Greek Loans

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 21, 2015

Is Germany liable to Athens for loans the Nazis forced the Greek central bank to provide during World War II? A new study in Greece could increase the pressure on Berlin to pay up. By Manfred Ertel, Katrin Kuntz and Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Endgame: Power Struggle in Brussels and Berlin over Fate of Greece

Endgame: Power Struggle in Brussels and Berlin over Fate of Greece

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 13, 2015

European Commission President Juncker wants to keep Greece in the euro zone, no matter what the price. Member states, though, are beginning to lose their patience. Who will ultimately have the final say? By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]