Germany’s Merkel Faces Tough Coalition Talks

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s triumphant center-right party is still considering who to team up with to form a new German coalition government after its election victory, reports the BBC.

While Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) won 41.5% of votes – its best result since 1994 – it fell short of a clear majority. And the …

Germany’s Election: Does Obama Want to See a Merkel Victory?

When U.S. President Barack Obama was candidate Obama back in 2008, he asked to give a speech in front of the iconic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. It’s a site not just rich in meaning as the former dividing line between East and West Berlin but also in American history: It’s where Ronald Reagan challenged Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear …

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