Voters in Germany go to the polls to elect members of the Bundestag. Chancellor Angela Merkel of the Christian Democratic Union is widely expected to win a fourth term in office.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main challenger, Martin Schulz have made their final appeals to voters ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections. Both have urged Germans not to back the right-wing populist AfD party.
On the eve of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party's convention in Karlsruhe, Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel says, "We want to noticeably reduce the number of people who come to us, but not through unilateral national measures alone." She acknowledges the crisis could overwhelm Germany if it went on much longer. Merkel warded off pressure from immigration skeptics within the CDU to include a quota in the refugee policy motion the convention will vote on. 2015-12-13 (Context: Angela Merkel, CDU, German Chancellor, Germany)
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, for the German caretaker government, decide to delay a decision on upgrading Turkey's German-built Leopard 2 tanks until after the formation of a new government coalition. Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu says Turkey expects "solidarity and support" from its ally. 2018-01-25 (Context: Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, federal elections)
The Bundestag votes to introduce same-sex marriage in Germany. With 393 votes in favor and 226 against, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, the law is expected to enter into force before the end of the year. 2017-06-30 (Context: Angela Merkel, Bundestag, Germany)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel defends her stance regarding the European migrant crisis despite her party losing in the key election. 2016-09-6 (Context: Angela Merkel, CDU, Germany)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel asserts she still isn't prepared to name an upper limit to the number of refugees who can come to Germany, despite mounting domestic political pressure. 2015-11-13 (Context: Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, Germany)