Matthew Karnitschnig

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5 takeaways on pact to make Germany great again

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN ­— Germany took a big step toward forming a new government on Wednesday as...

Austria's Sebastian Kurz resigns

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz resigned Saturday evening, bowing to growing pressure over a bombshell corruption probe that has rocked the country’s political establishment to...

Election leaves Germany in limbo

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — Looks like Germany won’t be saying Auf Wiedersehen to Angela Merkel for a while...

German parties wrestle for Merkel’s crown after knife-edge election

BERLIN — Leaders of Germany’s two dominant political parties — the center-right Christian Democrats and the center-left Social Democrats — both laid claim to Chancellor...

Social Democrats in strong position as German campaign enters final week

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — As the clock winds down on Germany’s election campaign, it looks increasingly likely...

Germany's chancellor race mired in floodwater

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — Some of Germany’s greatest political legends were forged above the high-water mark. Helmut...

Germany's Christian Democrats dominate in key state election ahead of national vote

BERLIN — Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats scored a commanding victory in a closely watched regional election on Sunday, handing the conservative bloc a crucial...

Germany's Christian Democrats back candidate to run for chancellor

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — The contest over who should become Germany’s conservative nominee for chancellor took a dramatic...

Regional defeats spell national trouble for Merkel’s party in Germany

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — A collapse in support for Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats in two regional elections...

Biden takes the EU back to the future

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — Joe Biden may be riding high at home with approval ratings Donald Trump...

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