The Bavarian sister party of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives suffered a drubbing in a state election Sunday that will cost the Christian Social Union its decades-old absolute majority.
Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie was delighted to put his recent calf injury behind him to break his own world record on Sunday at the Berlin marathon for the second consecutive year in the German capital.
Bavarians went to the polls in state elections Sunday that could see the conservatives lose their decades-old absolute majority and spell trouble for German Chancellor Angela Merkel at national level.
The partial privatization of Germany's rail operator Deutsche Bahn should bring in €4.5 billion - far less than estimated by the government - according to the Welt am Sonntag newspaper.
Two Somali-born terror suspects arrested on a KLM aircraft at Cologne-Bonn airport in west Germany were "planning an imminent attack," state prosecutors said late on Saturday.
After years of pressing for tighter financial regulation German politicians got a bad case of schadenfreude and "I told you so" last week as US financial system grappled with the biggest crisis since the Great Depression.