Mr. Lubitz sat stiffly in his dark suit, flanked by two lawyers, and faced journalists’ questions about why he had chosen this, of all days, to try to cast doubt on the execution and findings of the investigation into the crash, in which his son and 149 others died.
So how, all of a sudden, does a man from the left, whose agenda calls for an expansive welfare state, who is campaigning as the voice of the little guy and whose battle cry is, essentially, “Make Germany Fair Again,” have a real chance of unseating Chancellor Angela Merkel in the general election in September?
Mr. Erdogan’s warning turned out to be awkwardly timed, since it came just hours before a deadly attack outside the British Parliament. In a Twitter post written in English, Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, quickly condemned the assault in London, noting that Turkey had “suffered similar attacks many times.”
About 1.4 million German residents have the right to vote in Turkey in an April 16 referendum on whether to expand Mr. Erdogan’s powers, but the president’s Justice and Development Party will now no longer try to directly court their votes.
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It is probably not the sort of place people picture when they think about the tide of far-right populism overwhelming Europe. But beneath the surface, this cozy, safe neighborhood is starkly different from the depressed postindustrial zones often portrayed as the populist wellspring, and is emblematic of the forces threatening to upend Western politics as we know it.
On Sunday, Martin Schulz was anointed leader of the Social Democrats — Europe’s oldest democratic party — with 100 percent of the valid votes cast at a special convention.
The warrant, whose contents were viewed by The New York Times, was first reported on Sunday by the German newspaper Bild am Sonntag. It does not identify Matthias Müller, Volkswagen’s chief executive, or Rupert Stadler, head of the Audi luxury car division, as suspects in the case.
“Not warm, but not distant,” wrote the left-leaning newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung in its online edition on Saturday.
In ancient Egypt, there was the symbol of the ouroboros, the snake that eats its own tail. Nerve-addled octopuses sometimes consume their own arms.