The co-leader of the German Green party will run again for its leadership, despite members having rejected her for the national ticket. The Greens hope Claudia Roth's decision will position them well ahead of national elections next year.
The small Balkan nation of Macedonia is due to elect a new president and parliament this month. Its new leaders will face a country plagued by political polarization, restricted press freedom and a poor economy.
The spying scandal is at the forefront of the political agenda in Germany again. This time, however, the focus of contempt is not the NSA but the British intelligence services' GCHQ and its "Tempora" program.
Germany's governing coaltion found positive words for Saturday's election in Afghanistan, citing primarily the high voter turnout. They called on the new head of state, however, to step up the fight against corruption.
Hans-Gert Pöttering is the longest serving member of the European Parliament. His first direct election took place in 1979. With that career coming to a close in July, Pöttering tells DW how things have changed.
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