CSU suffers huge losses in Bavarian vote

CSU suffers huge losses in Bavarian vote

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.

Gebrselassie breaks world record at Berlin marathon

Gebrselassie breaks world record at Berlin marathon

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 head to the polls in key vote

Bavarians head to the polls in key vote

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.

Deutsche Bahn privatization seen netting €4.5 billion

Deutsche Bahn privatization seen netting €4.5 billion

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.

Cologne terror suspects planned ‘an imminent attack’

Cologne terror suspects planned ‘an imminent attack’

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.

American financial crisis sparks German schadenfreude

American financial crisis sparks German schadenfreude

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.