Germany Faces Prolonged Uncertainty After Coalition Talks Fail

The potential for instability would be a major blow to a European Union that is finally enjoying an economic revival.

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Wary of Hackers, States Move to Upgrade Voting Systems

New equipment and security protocols are part of the response to Russian meddling in 2016. But lack of money is an obstacle.

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An Exodus From Puerto Rico Could Remake Florida Politics

Devastation from Hurricane Maria set off a wave of migrants to Florida, in numbers so great that it could reshape the swing state’s politics.

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Merkel, Reluctant Leader of the West, ‘Has Gotten the Taste for It’

Elected to a fourth term as chancellor of Germany, Ms. Merkel wants to put the European Union, post-Brexit and in the age of Trump, on a stable, vigorous path.

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Angela Merkel Makes History in German Vote, but So Does Far Right

Ms. Merkel becomes only the fourth postwar chancellor to win four national elections, but her victory is diminished by the showing of Alternative for Germany.

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