Mercedes-Benz grows worldwide sales
Mercedes-Benz has set a new sales record towards the end of this year despite a volatile market environment. A total of 198,545 vehicles with the three-pointed star were delivered to customers all over the world last month. Under the prevailing challenging conditions, Mercedes-Benz sold more units than ever before in November. Further progress with vehicle…
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.
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.
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…
Weakened Merkel to step down as chancellor in 2021
Angela Merkel on Monday announced she will quit as German chancellor when her mandate ends in 2021, as she sought to draw a line under a series of political crises that have rocked her fragile coalition.
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.