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In this occasional series, the London bureau of The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week. First up: Germany's election campaign offers few real choices.
Sunday should have been the most exciting moment in the German election campaign. With three weeks to go before the vote, Chancellor Angela Merkel and main rival Martin Schulz were supposed to have a duel. At times, however, it resembled a duet.
The two engaged in an entirely civil exchange of ideas during their discussion, as Griff Witte observed. But the range of topics they covered notably left out a few topics, including Brexit.