Brian Cox as Logan Roy in Succession, the US television drama featuring an ailing billionaire and his warring children. Photograph: HBO

The pains of dynastic inheritance are well chronicled from the book of Genesis to Succession, the US television drama featuring an ailing billionaire (...)

With Bundestag elections due in autumn 2017 and two regional polls next month, Ms Merkel is anxious to avoid any association with unpopular plans for lifting the retirement age. Photograph: David Sleator

Young Germans will have to work for even longer than feared to pay for their parents’ pensions, according to the Bundesbank. Calculations from Germany(...)