Germany, Facing Energy Crisis, Gives Nuclear Another Look

For three decades, nuclear power was one of Germany’s most divisive debates. But with Russia cutting gas, Germans are revisiting their political energy taboos.

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Germany’s Chancellor Promised to Deter Putin. Then He Did Nothing.

Olaf Scholz’s indecisiveness is more than a political failure.

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France’s Green Party Fails to Connect Ahead of Election

As a presidential election looms, the Greens lag far behind in the polls. Analysts say the party has failed to inspire voters and show them it can rule.

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Germany Has a New Climate Envoy: an American Greenpeace Activist

Jennifer Morgan, the American head of Greenpeace, has lived in Germany since 2003 and has applied for German citizenship.

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Germany’s ‘Invisible’ Chancellor Heads to Washington Amid Fierce Criticism

Olaf Scholz will try to repair Germany’s credibility in the Ukraine crisis when he meets President Biden on Monday. Next on his agenda: Kyiv and Moscow.

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Where Is Germany in the Ukraine Standoff? Its Allies Wonder.

Germany’s allies have begun to question what price Berlin is prepared to pay to deter Russia, and even its reliability as an ally, as it wavers on tough measures.

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Germany’s Vaccine Mandate Forges Unlikely Coalition of Protestors

The prospect of a vaccine mandate has galvanized a nationwide protest movement attracting naturalists, neo-Nazis and ordinary citizens alike.

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On Ukraine, Biden Flusters European Allies by Stating the Obvious

The president laid bare divisions over Russian meddling in Ukraine, even if they have long been there for all to see.

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Will Germany’s ‘Debt Brake’ Stop Its Green Ambitions?

The new government has big plans to modernize the economy and switch to renewable energy. But the question remains how it will pay for it.

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Who Is Olaf Scholz, Germany’s Next Chancellor?

Germany’s next chancellor is something of an enigma. He comes to power with a dizzying array of challenges, raising questions about whether he can fill the very big shoes of his predecessor.

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First Black Woman in Bundestag Wants to Change Image of ‘Germanness’

After a deadly racist attack, Awet Tesfaiesus considered leaving Germany. Instead, she ran for Parliament with a “courage to change” slogan and won.

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Germany’s Coalition Dating Game Starts to Get Serious

The Social Democrats and two other parties took the first step toward forming the first three-party coalition since the 1950s, but resolving their differences will be hard.

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Skateboards, Climate Change and Freedom: Germany’s Next-Generation Parliament

A new generation of lawmakers is entering Germany’s Parliament. They felt ignored by the previous government, so they set out to change that by winning elections.

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German Election Leaves Merkel’s Conservatives in Disarray

Sunday’s defeat has revealed a gasping conservative party. But what that means for Germany’s future is not clear as traditional left-right politics are scrambled.

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Olaf Scholz is a Winner but Not Chancellor — Yet.

Olaf Scholz, the leader of the center-left Social Democrats, narrowly won the night. But now the hard part begins — building a durable governing coalition.

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Mapping Losses for Angela Merkel’s Party in German Vote

The conservatives who have been the dominant force in modern German politics suffered their worst defeat, while the Social Democrats and Greens made gains.

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German Election Results Herald Messier Politics and Weaker Leadership After Merkel

Preliminary results indicated an outcome so tight that it could take months of talks to form a new government at a critical moment for Europe.

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What You Need to Know About Germany’s National Election

Germans will vote on a new government in September, one without Angela Merkel, who will step down after 16 years in power.

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Germany’s Far Right Is Nowhere in the Election. But It’s ‘Here to Stay.’

In the next national Parliament, the far-right Alternative for Germany party is likely to remain a pariah force. But it looks assured, too, of a role in shaping the country’s future.

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Germany’s Election Is Armin Laschet’s to Lose, but Will He Succeed?

Armin Laschet, Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party’s candidate for chancellor, is flagging in the polls, and he seems to be dragging the party down with him.

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Olaf Scholz Is Running as the Next Angela Merkel, and It Seems to Be Working

Mr. Scholz, a Social Democrat who is modeling himself as the candidate of continuity, has a fair shot at being Germany’s next chancellor.

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German Election: Who Is the Green Party’s Annalena Baerbock?

Annalena Baerbock, the 40-year-old candidate for the Green Party, is likely to have a say in Germany’s next government, no matter who wins this month’s election.

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As German Elections Near, Angela Merkel Dips Into Campaign Fray

Germany’s chancellor pleaded with voters to support her party, which has flagging poll numbers and a candidate who has failed to capture imaginations.

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It’s Election Season in Germany. No Charisma, Please!

The race to replace Chancellor Angela Merkel after 16 years in office is the tightest in years. But the two leading candidates are anything but exciting, and that’s how Germans like it.

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Chancellor’s Race Presents Germans With a Challenge to Change

The conservatives have been in power for the past 16 years, will the nation stick with them, or go Green?

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Greens Choose Baerbock as Candidate for Germany’s Next Leader

Annalena Baerbock was the party’s choice for chancellor and will campaign on a platform of climate protection and political change, while conservatives remain locked in a battle to name their own candidate.

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Post-Merkel Germany May Be Shaded Green

Germany’s Greens are expected to be a critical part of any new government. But these are not the Greens of old. Today it is a pragmatic party promising an assertive stance abroad.

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Election Year in Germany Kicks Off With Voting in Two States

Regional governments will be chosen in two southwestern states months before a national vote that is considered wide open after 16 years under Chancellor Angela Merkel

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