Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) won 40 percent against 30 percent for the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD).
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A new report predicts that this year Germany will see a record high in its working population to reach nearly 45 million people in a "job boom", as German media call it.
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German confectionary giant Haribo plans to open its first US factory in Wisconsin by 2020, the maker of gummy bears said in a statement Friday.
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A German regional vote on Sunday will be the first litmus test in an election year where Chancellor Angela Merkel faces her toughest challenge yet from the resurgent Social Democrats.
A new survey of how German businesses communicate shows that a large majority still admit to using the Cold War-era technology - and quite frequently, too.
Six boats went up in flames in the early hours of Thursday morning. Police now suspect arson, local media report.
An Austrian man is suing Germany's biggest football club after the actions of a reckless English fan left him walking with a stick.
English fans played an impromptu football game in the Old Market Square in Dortmund on Tuesday - and they went ballistic when one of them scored a goal.
On Thursday police recovered a corpse from the river Elbe in Hamburg, saying that it is probably that of Timo Kraus, Hamburg SV's marketing boss.
Some 30,000 pro-Kurdish demonstrators rallied in the German city of Frankfurt on Saturday calling for "democracy in Turkey" and urging a "no" vote in an upcoming referendum on expanding Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.
German workers enjoyed a strong increase in wages for the third year in a row in 2016, official data showed Thursday, in news likely to be welcomed by the European Central Bank.
A Scandinavian Airlines flight from Munich to Oslo was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine began to malfunction.
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The German parliament (Bundestag) late on Thursday passed a law to make it easier for non-EU academics to study or research in Germany if they're already in another European country.
The western city of Bochum is aiming to become a pioneer for Germany in high-speed internet, promising nearly all residents lightning speed rates by the end of 2018.
"You have a lot of Germans going to Poland or Croatia doing dental care because it is cheaper."