Germany's government now appears eager to make loans, unfreeze Libyan assets, and commit itself to aid for Libya, but a growing list of critics is saying it's all too little, too late.
Germany's antinuclear Green Party won control of a state government for the first time in local elections Sunday. In France, Le Pen's right-wing party gained momentum.
As its economic clout rises, Germany sheds its postwar identity, becoming more assertive in Europe and the world.
The Secretary of State also calls for a 'fresh start' with Russia.