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The Former Chancellor Who Became Putin’s Man in Germany

HANOVER, Germany — On the evening of Dec. 9, 2005, 17 days after Gerhard Schröder left office as chancellor of…

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Germany’s ‘Invisible’ Chancellor Heads to Washington Amid Fierce Criticism

BERLIN — One headline asked, “Where is Olaf Scholz?” A popular magazine mocked the German chancellor’s “art of disappearance.” And…

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Angela Merkel’s Political Life in Pictures: The End of an Era

BERLIN — When Angela Merkel became chancellor 16 years ago, George W. Bush was in the White House and Tony…

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Angela Merkel’s Parting Message to Germany: Trust One Another

BERLIN — In a ceremonial military send-off to mark the end of her 16 years as chancellor, Angela Merkel left…

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He Convinced Voters He Would Be Like Merkel. But Who Is Olaf Scholz?

BERLIN — Olaf Scholz succeeded in his campaign to become the next chancellor of Germany primarily by convincing voters that…

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What’s next for Angela Merkel?

She’ll miss it by less than two weeks: Angela Merkel in all likelihood will not be the longest-serving German chancellor…

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A German buddy act: Merkel invites her successor to tag along.

BERLIN — When Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany meets President Biden at the Group of 20 summit in Rome this…

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Austria’s Government Teeters as Sebastian Kurz Faces Corruption Probe

BERLIN — The government of Chancellor Sebastian Kurz of Austria teetered near collapse on Friday after federal prosecutors opened a…

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German Election Leaves Merkel’s Conservatives in Disarray

BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel was standing two paces behind Armin Laschet, her party’s candidate to succeed her, stony-faced and…

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Winner but Not Chancellor — Yet. The Race to Replace Merkel

BERLIN — For a moment it felt like he was already chancellor. AsOlaf Scholz stood on the stage surrounded by…

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