Germany’s only CDU-Green coalition falls

Germany’s only CDU-Green coalition falls

The government of the city state of Hamburg dramatically announced new elections Sunday after the Green party-affiliated group GAL tore up its coalition contract with the Christian Democratic Union (CDU).

US ambassador braces for Wikileaks revelations

US ambassador braces for Wikileaks revelations

US officials were bracing Sunday for embarrassing revelations in the latest Wikileaks documents about their private views of German politicians, including Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, who reportedly gets a poor appraisal.

Von der Leyen calls for fresh ideas on immigration

Von der Leyen calls for fresh ideas on immigration

The government should stop fretting about past mistakes in integration policy and find ways to attract educated immigrants to the country, Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday.

Left accuses government of hiding security gaps

Left accuses government of hiding security gaps

The head of the Left party Klaus Ernst accused the government on Sunday of endangering people's lives by allowing too much airport security to be privatized.

Dortmund domination continues but Bayern win again

Dortmund domination continues but Bayern win again

Borussia Dortmund retained their seven-point lead atop the Bundesliga with a come-from-behind 4-1 victory at home Saturday night over Borussia Mönchengladbach.

President Wulff makes first trip to Israel

President Wulff makes first trip to Israel

Christian Wulff, Germany's first head of state to be born after World War II, arrived on Saturday on his first official visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories, the German embassy in Tel Aviv said.