The drinking has begun as wet weather and enhanced security did not dampen the spirits of beer enthusiasts at the 184th Oktoberfest which opened in Munich on Saturday. Six million people from all over the world are expected to visit.
Kurz, 31, would become the European Union’s youngest head of government when this wealthy but increasingly disgruntled Alpine country of 8.75 million people votes in a month’s time.
Committed campaigning and televised debates haven’t been enough to revive the fortunes of Germany’s Social Democrats. The party’s poll numbers have fallen to a new low with just over a week until federal elections.
Less than two weeks ahead of the German election, representatives from six main parties have discussed foreign policy in a DW debate. Turkey and migration were divisive issues.
The US military has been using its massive air base in Germany to arm rebel groups in Syria without Berlin’s permission, according to a newspaper report.
Germans are more satisfied with the development of their country and are more optimistic about its future than other Europeans, survey shows.
Right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party’s co-candidate Alice Weidel walked out a TV debate being held in the run up to Germany’s federal elections.
Testimony from the former representative of German firm ThyssenKrupp has led to arrests in Israel over corruption allegations. Germany said it would not sign off on the deal until the investigation was complete.
Bomb disposal experts defused a huge unexploded World War II-era bomb in the German financial capital Frankfurt that forced the evacuation of more than 60,000 residents, police said Sunday.
A 93-year-old widow has donated $22 million to the zoo in Cologne, saying she wanted to give back to the city where she and her husband met during the Second World War. Shown with her is Zoo director Christopher Landsberg.