Angela Merkel scores higher in approval ratings than any current world leader | Angela Merkel

[ad_1] Almost 16 years after she first became Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel’s approval ratings in five major European countries and the United States remain higher than those of any other current world leader, a new poll shows. Asked whether they had a favourable or unfavourable opinion of Merkel, who steps down next month after four … Read more

Summer in the city: Lauren Oyler on a bike accident in Berlin | Books

[ad_1] Every summer when I come to Berlin, someone says, “Wouldn’t you rather be at the beach?” No. I want to drink beer from the Späti (corner shop) and marvel at the sudden appearance of disparate architectures. But increasingly, there are heatwaves. If pressed, even these I can romanticise: everyone is carefree and dirty (even … Read more