Voters deal Merkel surprise victory

Voters deal Merkel surprise victory

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party received an electoral boost on Sunday in a regional vote which also handed her coalition allies a big defeat ahead of national elections in 2013.

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Merkel ally suffers massive state defeat

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's junior coalition ally suffered a huge defeat Sunday when voters in western Saarland state kicked the party out of the regional assembly, according to exit polls.

Hells Angels attack pizza man after car chase

Hells Angels attack pizza man after car chase

Several members of the Hells Angels biker gang in Berlin attacked an Italian pizza baker and his son with batons and baseball bats early Sunday morning, after chasing down the victims' car.

Westerwelle calls for stop to Iran smuggling

Westerwelle calls for stop to Iran smuggling

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Sunday on a visit to Oman that countries must take action against smuggling to Iran to help avert an escalation over Tehran's nuclear programme.

Old metal pipe causes bomb scare in Stuttgart

Old metal pipe causes bomb scare in Stuttgart

Police in Stuttgart canceled plans to evacuate the city's train station on Sunday, after what was thought to be a bomb from World War II turned out to be an old pipe.

Report: Berlin to accept bailout fund boost

Report: Berlin to accept bailout fund boost

Germany is reportedly prepared to fall in line with the rest of the eurozone and drop its resistance to calls to boost the bloc's bailout funds.

Thousands gather at airports to protest noise

Thousands gather at airports to protest noise

Crowds of protesters gathered at Germany's biggest airports on Saturday to stage mass demonstrations against air traffic noise. A combined 20,000 people took part in the protests in Berlin and Frankfurt alone.

Bayern hot on Dortmund’s heels

Bayern hot on Dortmund’s heels

Bayern Munich trimmed Borussia Dortmund's lead at the top of the German league to two points on Saturday as the Bavarians enjoyed a 2-1 home win over Hannover.