A two-day convention that starts Friday to elect a new leader can go two ways: kick-start a process of renewal or usher in a period of stagnation and decline.
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Demonstrators are questioning the king’s legal status in the European country and asking Germany to probe whether he has exercised royal authority during his time there.
When the scruffy Greens marched into the German parliament nearly four decades ago in jeans and sneakers, they were sidelined and ridiculed. Today, the party has a legitimate shot at governing Europe's largest economy. With Angela Merkel's coalition hanging by a thread, the possibility of ...