Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is vying to become the nation’s next leader, with Merkel’s tacit blessing.
More than 60 world leaders will gather in Paris this weekend.
The “president of Europe” and the U.S. president have tangled over trade, defense and Russia, but the long-serving German leader rarely takes on Trump directly.
She may be forced out before her term ends in 2021.
Projected results showed the chancellor’s party losing substantial support in Hesse.
The chancellor is fighting to avoid another defeat as questions build over her political survival.
Central European University’s fate has become a critical test of academic freedom.
The ruling sets up a possible clash between Poland’s right-wing government and E.U. authorities.
The election in the prosperous German state was watched closely as the electorate fragments.
The episode shows how far Hungary has veered toward autocracy, but also how some freedom remains.