LIVE BLOG: German election night 2013
The Local · 22 Sep 2013, 15:30
Published: 22 Sep 2013 15:30 GMT+02:00
Millions of Germans headed to the polls on Sunday to elect Angela Merkel for another four years at the helm of Europe's biggest economy. The Local covered all the twists and turns with our exclusive reports from the parties in our live election blog.
You can read our latest election stories here.
Russian President Vladimir Putin meeting German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Photo: DPA/AFP Pool.
Critics have been questioning the German Foreign Minister's recent series of comments about working closer with Russia, with some labelling the diplomat a "Russia-sympathizer".
The bricked-up door. Photo: Facebook/Netzwerk für Flüchtlinge in Parchim.
Unknown people have bricked up the entrance to a mosque in northeastern Germany and stuck racist flyers to their masonry work.
Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said Sunday that negotiations on a massive trade deal between the European Union and the United States were effectively dead in the water.
Germany has drafted a law requiring mothers to inform their partners if their children were fathered by another man, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday.
The most important sporting events only happen every four years: the World Cup, the Olympics, and of course the Münsing ox race.
A police officer stands on a train platform at Hannover main station. Photo: DPA
German federal prosecutors said Monday they had brought charges against a 16-year-old girl who allegedly stabbed a policeman in February in an operation for Isis.
Refugee children in Hamburg. Photo: DPA.
German media reported on Monday that the number of refugee children reported as missing has doubled to reach nearly 9,000.
The refusal of some EU countries to accept Muslim refugees is "unacceptable", Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday as Germany called for quotas to divide the influx throughout the bloc.
File photo: DPA
When a man swimming naked in a Bavarian lake felt a strange pain in his nether regions, he looked up to see a fisherman on the shore. "Don’t pull!" he shouted.
Left: Altbier. Right: Kölsch. Or can you even tell? Photos: DPA.
Cologne and Düsseldorf have a long established rivalry, not least over who has the better home brew. So the results of a new study might be more than they can swallow.