More than ever, the German public's distaste for military intervention abroad is shaping policy.
Angela Merkel has been re-elected as party chief of the CDU with 97 percent of delegates’ votes. And there’s no sign of Merkel fatigue. The chancellor has her sights set on the 2017 parliamentary elections.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reelected as head of Germany's ruling party. The results show just how confident the Christian Democrats are in their powerful leader.
Germany's opposition Greens have reaffirmed pacifist rejection of German arms deliveries. But, they've given Green deputies leeway to cast conscience votes in parliament on arming Kurds in Iraq to fend off "IS" jihadis.
Representatives from 40 nations are meeting in Berlin to discuss the refugee crisis in the Middle East. The humanitarian response to the wars in Iraq and Syria remains woefully under financed, according to aid groups.
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