The election which had been billed as "boring" has turned out to be rather less so. Cliff-hangers in America, France and The Netherlands had made the German vote look less interesting - especially as Angela Merkel was certain to return as chancellor.But it is clear that, behind her re-election, there have been some dramatic, historic changes to German politics this weekend.Some key takeaways::: Historic and controversial gains for the far-right?
In the 12 years since she was first elected, through steady pragmatism, with no frills, no stardust, Angela Merkel has become the planet's most powerful woman and Europe's most influential leader. Against the global trend of political change (or is it because of it?) she looks set to secure another four years as German Chancellor this weekend.She is an unlikely success: an uncharismatic, dour scientist turned politician. So how has she done it and what makes her tick?
Alarm bells were ringing in the European Commission building on Thursday. As the EU's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, was carefully describing his position on the most delicate of the Brexit issues - the Irish border - the bell began to sound.Was it the noise of alarm bells ringing over the road at the UK's embassy in Brussels, where the British negotiators are based? Mr Barnier had just criticised the UK's position paper on the Irish border issue.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".