Merkel defends legacy as divided party picks new leader
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday offered a staunch defence of her moderate course during 18 years as party leader, as her Christian Democratic Union chose between a loyal deputy and a longtime rival to succeed her.
Tensions grip Merkel's party ahead of succession vote
Tensions mounted in German Chancellor Angela Merkel's centre-right party on Thursday a day before a vote to decide who succeeds her as party chief, with splits deepening among party heavyweights.
Thousands march in Germany calling for end to coal power
Thousands of people marched in Berlin and Cologne on Saturday calling for Germany to abandon coal-powered electricity generation, on the eve of a major climate conference in Poland. Organisers in Berlin said 16,000 protestors marched in Berlin -- 5,000 according to police -- in a colourful march featuring placards, banners and costumes. In the western…
Merkel set for late G20 arrival after 'serious' plane troubles
Germany's air force said Friday a serious technical problem on Chancellor Angela Merkel's plane had forced an emergency landing and delayed her arrival at the G20 summit by more than 12 hours.
Germany says will bar 18 Saudis over Khashoggi murder
Germany will bar 18 Saudis from entering its territory and Europe's Schengen passport-free zone over their alleged links to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Monday.
To my friend, the unknown
On Sunday November 11, world leaders gathered in Paris, the French capital, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. Descendants and successors of the old belligerents participated in the solemn ceremonies. The world has changed dramatically in the past 100 years but whether humanity has changed that much is…
At ATP Finals, Zverev extends winning record over Cilic
Alexander Zverev of Germany defeated Marin Cilic 7/6 (5), 7/6 (1) in their ATP finals group qualifying match and thereby extended his career record to 6-1 over the Croatian. Marin Cilic won the toss and elected to serve. He reached 40-30 but was taken to deuce before holding the game. In the second game, Zverev…
German nurse serial killer on trial over 100 deaths
Former nurse Niels Hoegel, accused of killing more than 100 patients in his care, will go on trial Tuesday in the biggest serial killing trial in Germany's post-war history.
Merkel to give up party leadership after poll setback
Germany's Angela Merkel will not run for re-election as leader of her centre-right CDU, sources said Monday, in the clearest sign yet that the veteran chancellor is preparing her eventual exit after voters again punished her fragile coalition in a regional poll.
Hesse state poll threatens second blow to weakened Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday faces a second regional election within a fortnight set to inflict more pain on her shaky coalition and strengthen centrifugal forces that could yet tear it apart.