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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is stepping down from leading her party, announcing her decision after the Christian Democratic Union's recent election struggles. Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters hide caption

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Germany's Angela Merkel Says She Won't Seek Re-Election, Will Leave Party Role

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The supermarket poisoner, shown here during a court hearing earlier this month in Ravensburg, Germany, was found guilty of attempted murder. Marijan Murat/picture alliance via Getty Image hide caption

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Leon Hakobian shows on his mobile phone a preliminary draft of a logo for a new Jewish grouping within Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany party, during the Jewish group's founding event on Oct. 7 in Wiesbaden, a city in Germany's western state of Hesse. Frank Rumpenhorst/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Meet The Jews Of The German Far Right

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Katrin Ebner-Steiner (center), regional leader of the Alternative for Germany, celebrates with party co-leader Alice Weidel (right) as election results roll in Sunday in Mamming, Germany. Armin Weigel/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's political allies in the wealthy alpine state of Bavaria risk losing ground to the far-right Alternative for Germany, or AfD, party in upcoming regional elections. Pool/Zick,Jochen-Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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Germany's Far Right Finds A New Stronghold In Bavaria, And It's Costing Merkel

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North Rhine-Westphalia's interior minister Herbert Reul, seen with police officers, apologized for mistakes that left a Syrian man falsely imprisoned and then dead when a fire broke out in the jail. Oliver Berg/picture alliance via Getty Image hide caption

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Containers from China are stacked next to the train station in the Duisburg port in July. Approximately 25 trains a week use a new connection between Duisburg and the Chinese cities of Chongqing and Yiwu. Several European countries use the railway for trading goods both from and into China. Maja Hitij/Getty Images hide caption

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Chinese Companies Get Tech-Savvy Gobbling Up Germany's Factories

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Björn Höcke (center), a politician from the Alternative for Germany party, participates in a march in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, on Sept. 1, after several nationalist groups called for marches protesting the killing of a German man allegedly by migrants. Jens Meyer/AP hide caption

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Cardinal Reinhard Marx and Bishop Stephan Ackermann present the results of the study on sexual abuse of minors by Germany's Catholic priests and clerics on Tuesday in Fulda, Germany. Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An offshore installation barge welds segments of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, to be laid on the seabed near Lubmin on Germany's Baltic coast. Esme Nicholson/NPR hide caption

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In Germany, Construction Has Begun On Controversial New Russian Gas Pipeline

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An informal tented settlement for Syrian refugees in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. AHA members filmed at this camp, gathering footage for their fundraising video Ruth Sherlock/NPR hide caption

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A German Far-Right Group Aids Syrian Refugees — To Stop Them From Reaching Europe

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Large crowds of far-right demonstrators rallied in the German city of Chemnitz on Saturday. Ralf Hirschberger/picture alliance via Getty Images hide caption

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The harvest is bad for German farmers this year as the country has experienced the hottest summer on record and months without rainfall. Christian Ender/Getty Images hide caption

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German Farmers Struck By Drought Fear Further Damage From Climate Change

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A man raises his arm in a Nazi salute in response to heckling from leftists at a protest gathering the day after a fatal stabbing by migrant suspects triggered large protests in the city of Chemnitz in eastern Germany. Sean Gallup/Getty Images hide caption

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