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German Chancellor Angela Merkel, top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) for the upcoming general elections, gestures during an election rally in Regensburg, Germany, September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Angela Merkel's Election Victory Belies Germany's Problem With Gender Inequality

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union and its ally party, the Christian Social Union, cruised to victory for the fourth time in Sunday's election, making her the longest-standin...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, top candidate of the Christian Democratic Union Party (CDU) for the upcoming general elections, waves to supporters during an election rally in Regensburg, Germany, September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Angela Merkel Wins Fourth Term As Chancellor In German Election

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union has come out on top in Germany's national election on Sunday, according to early exit polls, putting her on the path for a fourth term in power. E...
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Snitches With Edge: The ‘Stasi Punks' Of East Berlin

One of the products of the anti-West East German state, was the formation of the Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, more commonly known as the Stasi. The secret police, formed in the early 1950s, was developed to keep an eye on the country's own population, and also tasked with cultural purification. One of their challenges in the 1970s and 80s was the growth of the underground punk movement. The Stasi started to jail youths found listening to such music. They also worked to turn these musicians and 'scene' members into informants.