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BERLIN | New head of Merkel party seeks to build bridges with rivals

BERLIN  — Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s successor at the helm of Germany’s main center-right party sought to consolidate her power on Saturday after a narrow victory, installing a young conservative in a key leadership post in an effort to build bridges with her rivals. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a Merkel ally close to her centrist stance, was elected … Continue reading BERLIN | New head of Merkel party seeks to build bridges with rivals

MOSCOW | Kremlin warns of flare-up of hostilities in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW — The Kremlin has warned that the martial law that will go into effect in parts of Ukraine on Wednesday might trigger renewed hostilities in the separatist-held east. The Ukrainian parliament on Monday adopted a motion by the president to impose martial law for 30 days, something that Ukraine avoided doing even when Russia … Continue reading MOSCOW | Kremlin warns of flare-up of hostilities in eastern Ukraine

BERLIN | Merkel allies brace for big setback in German state election

BERLIN— This weekend’s state election in Bavaria has been casting a long shadow over German politics for the past year — and the aftershocks could cause more turbulence for Chancellor Angela Merkel’s struggling national government. Polls suggest that Bavaria‘s center-right Christian Social Union party, which has run the region for 61 years, is heading for … Continue reading BERLIN | Merkel allies brace for big setback in German state election