Following the Bavarian poll, federal politicians work out what it means for the national vote.
German lawmakers in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling conservative party are questioning whether Russia should be stripped of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The debate follows the downing of an airliner in east Ukraine.
The Tea party's crazy uncle has once again turned the Republican Party's family get-together on its head. And that has its good sides, says DW's Max Hofmann.
Germany's newest party, the euroskeptic Alternative für Deutschland, is routinely dismissed as the German Tea Party. The AfD balks at the comparison, but its "party of reason" approach is not convincing pundits.
Under normal circumstances the freeing of a long-term prisoner of war would be greeted with big fanfare by Americans. Not these days. Instead, Obama's Bergdahl debacle reveals once again a deeply divided nation.
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