Armin Laschet may have won a key vote to become the new leader of Germany's conservative CDU party, but his victory has thrown open the question of who will succeed Angela Merkel in the top job
Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party will elect a new leader on Saturday, in a key vote kicking off the race for Germany's top job as a deadly pandemic roils Europe's biggest economy
Angela Merkel, chancellor of Germany and a towering stateswoman on the international stage, is set to retire from politics this year. Germany must find a successor, but the path forward remains far from clear.
Germany lags far behind other countries when it comes to vaccinating citizens. There are proposals for a conference with pharmaceutical companies to create opportunities to increase production alongside BionTech and Pfizer.
Several European countries tightened coronavirus restrictions on Wednesday, as Germany set a record for daily deaths and the US broke its own daily high for infection numbers
EU member states have warned European negotiators not to lose their nerve in negotiations with Britain, in a rare reproach as post-Brexit talks entered their most delicate phase