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Angela Merkel races ahead in polls with six weeks to go

Challenge from lefts new saviour Martin Schulz fades among voters content with economic success Not long ago, he was seen as a bearer of hope , not just for his own party, Germanys Social Democrats, but for the whole of the embattled European left. He was nicknamed Gerhard Schrder, which were key to Germanys economic recovery and its they are able to cast off the label sick boy of Europe. Schulz has promised to address the growing inequality for which Schrder is blamed. The SPD, as junior spouse in Merkels…

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102 villagers, 750 refugees, one grand experiment

The long speak: In the autumn of 2015, Germany labelled the hamlet of Sumte as a sanctuary for hundreds of displaced people. What followed was a test of the two countries deepest principles Autumn There is no cinema in Sumte. “There wasnt” general stores , no saloon, gyms, coffeehouse, sells, schools, doctors, florists, automobile stores or libraries. “There wasnt” playgrounds. Some roads are paved, but others seldom distinguish themselves from the clean grass and swampy tractor roads surrounding each residence modest plots that point into the farmland and medieval woods…

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