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23 September 2021, Marlow: Angela Merkel (CDU), German Chancellor, feeds Australian lorises at Marlow Bird Park and gets bitten. (Georg Wendt/Getty Images)

Auf Wiedersehen, Angela Merkel. Goodbye.

Image of the Week: Germany’s unflappable, long-serving chancellor departs the political stage with a rare show of vulnerability
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Help! I’m trapped on a stage with Boris Johnson

Image of the week: The British PM wants the hell out of Europe. Angela Merkel looks like she couldn’t agree more.
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Donald Trump’s farewell tour

The world has taken measure of the president and found a person not to be taken seriously. It’s the end of the American century.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former U.S. President Barack Obama attend a discussion in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Obama vs Trump: A tale of two presidents in Europe

In the same week, Obama was embraced like a saint while Trump was a diplomatic disaster. It’s the best and worst of times.
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Talking Points: Of garbage eating and cancer treating

Speed read the news with our Talking Points round-up—our short takes on the week’s news—and sound like the smartest person in the room.
Refugees and migrants walk after disembarking from the passenger ferry Blue Star 1 at the port of Piraeus, near Athens

Charity towards refugees sinks in the tide of humanity

Paul Wells on why Europe’s relocation program isn’t working
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Germany’s real problem with refugees

While it may be ridiculous to criticize race, it is reasonable to criticize culture, writes Scott Gilmore
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Newsmakers 2015: Gift guides for the celebrity in your life

We picked out the perfect Christmas presents for Rona Ambrose, José Bautista, and more of our favourite newsmakers of 2015
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Angela Merkel: The real leader of the free world

How the reluctant German chancellor became the one person capable of stopping Putin and saving Europe. Michael Petrou reports from Berlin