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Compromise and coalitions prompt soul-searching for German left

When Die Linke joins the Social Democrats as junior partner, its vote drops; the reason is simple: the left abandons its role as fighting opposition.

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Another tragic anniversary this week: July 20, 1944 in Germany

This date marked an attempt to kill Adolf Hitler and overthrow the Third Reich.  That too should be remembered.

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This week in history: Nazis invade Soviet Union 75 years ago

Seventy-five years ago this week, in Operation Barbarossa, German forces suddenly invaded the Soviet Union.

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Growth of far right party cause for alarm in Germany

Most alarming, since Germany is the strongest, most central European country, is the strength of its far-right Alternative for Germany.

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Who is to blame for Europe’s refugee “problem”?

Europe today, though not dead, is in deep disarray, heart-rendingly for very many and menacingly for the world.

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In Germany, too, the right wing scapegoats immigrants

"Shoot them down!" - That's one answer to the problem of refugees and immigrants flooding into Germany, clearer even than any Trump-wall.

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Refugee crisis exposes Germany’s political crisis

The German political scene is in turmoil and such turbulence has opened the way to healthy change, but now, in my view, it can lead to great dangers. 

 

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In Berlin 250,000 march against unfair trade

It was a day to remember, a date for the record books: It marked a surprising development in German politics!

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Germany: predictions after 25 years

After 25 years of unification, annexation, or occupation, the only safe predictions in Germany still seem to be the ones about lunar eclipses.

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A world of contradictions

Germany has suffered under a heat wave and damaging drought. Now thunderstorms are predicted. Can any parallels be drawn?

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