Firmly on course for re-election, Chancellor Angela Merkel spurned her rival’s request for a re-run of a television debate in which he failed to dent her opinion poll lead.
In an impassioned pro-EU plea, Austria’s president Alexander Van der Bellen urged voters on Tuesday to “carefully consider” their choice in October elections, which look set to return the far-right to power.
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.
When the German Chancellor was confronted by whistles and catcalls during an election event in east German town of Torgau on Wednesday, she attempted to turn the boos to her advantage.
Germans are more satisfied with the development of their country and are more optimistic about its future than other Europeans, survey shows.
Mercedes parent Daimler is teaming up with Via to launch a ride-sharing service in Europe. Like UberPool, it will be an on-demand system that allows passengers to set their own pick-up points and destinations through a smartphone app.
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.
Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed themes of moderation and consensus in her final state of the nation address. Her speech was a hommage to the work of her grand coalition, but the Social Democrats refused to join in.
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.
Chancellor Angela Merkel made the more convincing case to lead Germany for the next four years in Sunday’s television debate against her election rival, Martin Schulz, according to viewers.