Seehofer consolidates grip on Bavaria’s CSU

Seehofer consolidates grip on Bavaria’s CSU

The Christian Social Union (CSU) showed unanimous support for leader Horst Seehofer at its party conference in Munich this weekend, despite the rising popularity of Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.

CDU hints at future income tax cuts

CDU hints at future income tax cuts

The conservative Christian Democrats have hinted at tax cuts for low and medium income earners after 2012, even while the opposition Social Democrats insist there is no room for any reduction.

New ID card introduced in Germany

New ID card introduced in Germany

Germany will introduce a new ID card on Monday that includes a chip containing a photo and personal data. Critics say the chip is too easily hacked.

Most Germans don’t credit politicians for recovery

Most Germans don’t credit politicians for recovery

Nearly two thirds of Germans believe the country's economic recovery owes more to global factors than the government's handling of the financial crisis, a new poll suggests.

Champions League contenders knocked by home defeats

Champions League contenders knocked by home defeats

German clubs Werder Bremen and Schalke warmed up in poor fashion for crunch Champions League clashes on Tuesday, each suffering a defeat at home in the Bundesliga on Saturday.

Germany stops freight planes from Yemen

Germany stops freight planes from Yemen

Germany will no longer accept air freight from Yemen, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere announced late Saturday after parcel bombs posted in that country were found on US-bound cargo flights.