LIVE BLOG: German election night 2013
The Local · 22 Sep 2013, 15:30
Published: 22 Sep 2013 15:30 GMT+02:00
Millions of Germans headed to the polls on Sunday to elect Angela Merkel for another four years at the helm of Europe's biggest economy. The Local covered all the twists and turns with our exclusive reports from the parties in our live election blog.
You can read our latest election stories here.
Aixtron headquarters in Herzogenrath. Photo: DPA
The German government on Monday said it had withdrawn approval for a Chinese firm to acquire Aixtron, a supplier to the semiconductor industry, amid growing unease over Chinese investment in German companies.
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Now that the so-called 'killer clown' craze has spread from the US to Germany, elected officials are drawing a hard line against such "pranks", with some threatening offenders with jail time of up to a year.
New figures reveal that 9.3 percent of the German population last year were considered severely disabled.
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The Upside-Down House, in Mecklenburg–Western Pomerania. Photo: Olaf Meister / Wikimedia Commons
From upside-down houses on Baltic islands to a fairy-tale castle near the Austrian border, Germany is a treasure trove of the extraordinary.
The Christian Social Union (CSU) have long delayed backing Angela Merkel as their candidate for Chancellor in next year's general election. But now key leaders are supporting her publicly.
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Four guests at a Nuremberg hotel were taken to hospital due to smoke inhalation early Monday morning after a toilet there burst into flames.
Two of the clowns were apparently equipped with chainsaws. Photo: Pedro Pardo / AFP file picture
Police said Friday five incidents involving so-called scary clowns had occurred in two north German towns, including one assailant who hit a man with a baseball bat, amid fears that Halloween could spark a rash of similar attacks.
Student from Munich fined €1,000 for spying on 32 different computers, using their webcams to take photographs, or record their keyboard history.
A comprehensive new survey of 143 startup founders shows how much you are likely to be earning at a German startup, from entry level all the way up to sitting on the board.
A middle-aged man from southern Germany has died after being attacked by a group of men who took umbrage with the fact he was urinating in the vicinity of a church.