High stakes for Merkel’s government as German region votes

The central German region of Hesse was voting Sunday in a state election marked by discontent with infighting in the national government and expected to help determine whether Chancellor Angela Merkel's administration has a long-term future.

Bavaria votes in tough test for Merkel’s conservative allies

Bavarians were voting Sunday in a state election that was expected to deal the prosperous region's long-dominant conservative party a stinging setback, with unpredictable consequences for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's federal government.

Turkey’s Erdogan heads to Germany on bridge-building visit

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was heading to Germany Thursday for a visit aimed at reducing tensions between the two NATO allies at a time when Turkey's economic troubles are causing growing concerns and Europe needs Ankara's support in reducing the flow of migrants.

Merkel: German government must give up internal squabbles

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday that it's time for her coalition government to stop getting bogged down in internal squabbles, after its leaders reached a deal to resolve its second major crisis in just three months.

German spy chief’s future creates new strains in government

The future of Germany's domestic intelligence chief is creating fresh strains in Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government following his much-criticized comments about recent far-right protests in the eastern city of Chemnitz.