Joachim Sauer

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German chancellor Angela Merkel and US president Joe Biden, during a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House. Photograph: Doug Mills/The New York Times/Bloomberg

Angela Merkel hailed the German-US relationship as she met Joe Biden in the White House in what is likely to be her final trip to the United States as(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron shake hands after a meeting of EU leaders in Berlin. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

Marion Van Renterghem, the French biographer of Chancellor Angela Merkel and an award-winning journalist, recalls the relief and joy in Berlin when E(...)

US vice-president Mike Pence and his wife Karen  arrive  in Seoul, South Korea last month: Her prominent role raised questions. Photgraph: Song Kyung-Seok-Pool/Getty Images

No one thought it odd that Karen Pence accompanied her husband, Mike, the US vice-president, on his 10-day trip to Asia. Nor that they took the kids a(...)

President Michael D Higgins’s wife Sabina said on Wednesday it was an “outrage” against women that in the case of “foetal abnormality” a person should be “made carry” the baby. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

There’s a very simple rule for what spouses of heads of states can say about political issues: if you agree with what the spouse is saying it’s a good(...)

Journalists pointed out Angela Merkel had worn her outfit to Bayreuth before. As usual no one pointed out that her husband Joachim Sauer has been wearing the same tuxedoes to Bayreuth for years. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

Bayreuth without drama is like Wagner without Brünnhilde: possible but pointless. This year the biggest drama at the world’s most notorious music fest(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: the new biography suggests her grandfather was illegitimate. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

A new biography of Angela Merkel published yesterday has revealed that the German chancellor is one-quarter Polish, with a gra(...)