Rüttgers announces 2011 retirement from politics

Rüttgers announces 2011 retirement from politics

Some six weeks after his party’s defeat in North Rhine-Westphalia's election, conservative state premier Jürgen Rüttgers announced late on Thursday that he will leave politics in early 2011.

Police scramble after toy gun spotted at Merkel rally

Police scramble after toy gun spotted at Merkel rally

New scandal hits CDU ahead of state election

New scandal hits CDU ahead of state election

State premier Rüttgers promises folk song revival for re-election

State premier Rüttgers promises folk song revival for re-election

Rhineland CDU official resigns over influence peddling affair

Rhineland CDU official resigns over influence peddling affair

NRW premier Rüttgers apologises after insulting Romanians

NRW premier Rüttgers apologises after insulting Romanians