Greens surge in state election in Saxony-Anhalt

Greens surge in state election in Saxony-Anhalt

Voters in Saxony-Anhalt handed German Chancellor Angela Merkel a wake-up call Sunday after the Japan nuclear crisis helped the Greens more than double their support in the second of seven state elections this year.

AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion

AT&T to buy T-Mobile USA for $39 billion

AT&T on Sunday agreed to buy T-Mobile USA from Germany's Deutsche Telekom for $39 billion (€27.5 billion) in a blockbuster deal in the US wireless telecommunications sector.

Klitschko scores knockout in farcical fight

Klitschko scores knockout in farcical fight

World champion Vitali Klitschko defended his WBC heavyweight title on Saturday night in Cologne amid farcical scenes with a first-round knockout of Cuban challenger Odlanier Solis.

Greens flying high in opinion surveys

Greens flying high in opinion surveys

The Green party continues to gain popularity among voters in the wake of the nuclear crisis in Japan. The ecology party in Baden-Württemberg has surpassed the Social Democrats just before critical elections there.

Polar bear’s death brings tears and criticism

Polar bear’s death brings tears and criticism

The news of polar bear Knut's unexpected death in a Berlin zoo on Saturday has shocked and saddened people around the world, although other voices are criticizing the way he was raised.

Majority supports military action in Libya

Majority supports military action in Libya

A majority of Germans support the current military action against Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi although most are not in favour of German participation in the mission, according to a poll published on Sunday.

Saxony-Anhalt goes to the polls

Saxony-Anhalt goes to the polls

German Chancellor Angela Merkel braced for a voter backlash Sunday in a state election in Saxony-Anhalt, the first vote since the Japan disaster forced her into a sudden U-turn on nuclear policy.

Merkel narrowly escapes helicopter near-crash

Merkel narrowly escapes helicopter near-crash

A police helicopter that had last week been carrying Angela Merkel lost power a few hours after dropping her off. It fell 1,000 metres before the crew could restart its engines, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported Sunday.