German politician panned over Candy Crush confession

German politician panned over Candy Crush confession

A German regional leader has sparked a backlash after he admitted on a chat app to playing Candy Crush on his phone during online pandemic response meetings with Chancellor Angela Merkel.

First German state ends coronavirus social distancing requirements

First German state ends coronavirus social distancing requirements

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Nightly blaze of candles lit in homage to German coronavirus victims

‘Costing us votes’: Head of Germany’s far-right AfD urges split with radical wing

‘Costing us votes’: Head of Germany’s far-right AfD urges split with radical wing

Merkel’s CDU sidelined as Left party wins closely watched east German vote

Merkel’s CDU sidelined as Left party wins closely watched east German vote

Thuringia set to elect new state leader after far-right vote debacle

Thuringia set to elect new state leader after far-right vote debacle

‘Space to build bridges’: Thuringia to vote again after far-right scandal

‘Space to build bridges’: Thuringia to vote again after far-right scandal

Austria’s Kurz backs Merkel rejection of far right

Austria’s Kurz backs Merkel rejection of far right

Protesters hit the streets in Thuringia against far-right deal

Protesters hit the streets in Thuringia against far-right deal

Head of Merkel’s CDU in Thuringia steps down over far-right crisis

Head of Merkel’s CDU in Thuringia steps down over far-right crisis

Merkel’s conservatives in turmoil after far-right vote debacle in eastern German state

Merkel’s conservatives in turmoil after far-right vote debacle in eastern German state

Thuringia state premier calls for new polls to undo ‘stain’ of far-right AfD vote

Thuringia state premier calls for new polls to undo ‘stain’ of far-right AfD vote

‘It’s unforgivable’: Why Merkel and Germany are up in arms after shock far-right AfD vote

‘It’s unforgivable’: Why Merkel and Germany are up in arms after shock far-right AfD vote

‘First time in history’: Far-right AfD backing for regional politician shocks Germany

‘First time in history’: Far-right AfD backing for regional politician shocks Germany

UPDATE: Two children die after school bus crash in eastern Germany

UPDATE: Two children die after school bus crash in eastern Germany

German mayor sued for refusing handshake with neo-Nazi politician

German mayor sued for refusing handshake with neo-Nazi politician

Mike Pompeo revisits army service past in Thuringia’s ‘Little Berlin’

Mike Pompeo revisits army service past in Thuringia’s ‘Little Berlin’

Could Merkel’s Christian Democrats really work with the far-right AfD?

Could Merkel’s Christian Democrats really work with the far-right AfD?

‘Lack of leadership’: Merkel under fire after far-right gains in regional German election

‘Lack of leadership’: Merkel under fire after far-right gains in regional German election

How five votes put Germany’s Free Democrats in Thuringia state parliament

How five votes put Germany’s Free Democrats in Thuringia state parliament

Jewish groups voice fear over German far-right spike

Jewish groups voice fear over German far-right spike

AfD surges to second place in Thuringia state elections

AfD surges to second place in Thuringia state elections

Germany’s far-right AfD hopes for gains in eastern heartland

Germany’s far-right AfD hopes for gains in eastern heartland

Germany’s far-right AfD faces electoral test after synagogue shooting

Germany’s far-right AfD faces electoral test after synagogue shooting

CDU state election candidate receives second ‘far-right’ death threat

CDU state election candidate receives second ‘far-right’ death threat

Thuringia premier calls for new German national anthem

Thuringia premier calls for new German national anthem

Two dead and dozens injured after crash and mass car pile-up in Thuringia

Two dead and dozens injured after crash and mass car pile-up in Thuringia

Woman frees 200 cows from dairy farm and flees

Woman frees 200 cows from dairy farm and flees

Eight police hurt in clashes at far-right gig in Germany

Eight police hurt in clashes at far-right gig in Germany

10 things you’ll only know about the German state of Thuringia if you live there

10 things you’ll only know about the German state of Thuringia if you live there

East German supermarket closed after snake attacks woman in fruit aisle

East German supermarket closed after snake attacks woman in fruit aisle

Train crash with car kills three in Thuringia

Train crash with car kills three in Thuringia

Mob assaults asylum seekers and chases them through streets

Mob assaults asylum seekers and chases them through streets

Central Germany gets April Fooled with heavy snowfall

Central Germany gets April Fooled with heavy snowfall

Thousands form ‘living border’ against refugees

Thousands form ‘living border’ against refugees

Erfurt man arrested over false bomb threat

Erfurt man arrested over false bomb threat

Court frees mayor from fear of Nazi handshake

Court frees mayor from fear of Nazi handshake

CDU accused of bribery to block Linke

CDU accused of bribery to block Linke

Ramelow bunks off his first Bundesrat sitting

Ramelow bunks off his first Bundesrat sitting

Linke politician takes reins in Thuringia

Linke politician takes reins in Thuringia

Left aims for the centre in first government

Left aims for the centre in first government

Town gets help to save Europe’s wonkiest tower

Town gets help to save Europe’s wonkiest tower

Can ‘sorry’ ever be enough for the Linke?

Can ‘sorry’ ever be enough for the Linke?

Thousands march against Left state gov’t

Thousands march against Left state gov’t

Path clear for first far-left leader since 1990

Path clear for first far-left leader since 1990

Eurosceptics celebrate huge eastern gains

Eurosceptics celebrate huge eastern gains

Eurosceptics AfD hope for more eastern gains

Eurosceptics AfD hope for more eastern gains

Elephant hunter becomes agriculture boss

Elephant hunter becomes agriculture boss

Fire badly damages Renaissance palace

Fire badly damages Renaissance palace

Investigation begins into fatal mine gas leak

Investigation begins into fatal mine gas leak

Explosion kills three miners, four rescued

Explosion kills three miners, four rescued

Boy survives crash, mum and grandparents die

Boy survives crash, mum and grandparents die

Neo-Nazi party must take down election posters

Neo-Nazi party must take down election posters

Five injured as bus plunges off bridge

Five injured as bus plunges off bridge

Keeper catches last monkey of escaped trio

Keeper catches last monkey of escaped trio

Escaped monkey risks family jewels if caught

Escaped monkey risks family jewels if caught

The vestiges of Weimar’s literary past

The vestiges of Weimar’s literary past

‘The nightlife in Jena is very good’

‘The nightlife in Jena is very good’

German lake full of dead carp baffles officials

German lake full of dead carp baffles officials

Prisoner takes jail staff member hostage

Prisoner takes jail staff member hostage

Teen finds web fame singing dumpling hymn

Teen finds web fame singing dumpling hymn

‘Erfurt is small yet sustainable’

‘Erfurt is small yet sustainable’

Pensioner decorates tree with 10,000 Easter eggs

Pensioner decorates tree with 10,000 Easter eggs

Old lady stuck on eighth floor for three months

Old lady stuck on eighth floor for three months

Cops spied on each other to nab loo roll thief

Cops spied on each other to nab loo roll thief

Shots fired into classrooms from window

Shots fired into classrooms from window

Thousands of school kids ‘struck by virus’

Thousands of school kids ‘struck by virus’

Toilet paper thief evades high-tech police hunt

Toilet paper thief evades high-tech police hunt

Minister: former East Germany needs a trillion

Minister: former East Germany needs a trillion

Intel fiasco ‘scuppers neo-Nazi party ban’

Intel fiasco ‘scuppers neo-Nazi party ban’

E-coli contamination ‘false alarm’ sparks row

E-coli contamination ‘false alarm’ sparks row

Germany braces for stormy weekend

Germany braces for stormy weekend

Germany set to ban extreme right party

Germany set to ban extreme right party

Minister: we need some neo-Nazi informants

Minister: we need some neo-Nazi informants

Intel agency sabotaged police in neo-Nazi case

Intel agency sabotaged police in neo-Nazi case

Drunken trucker hits house – then bar

Drunken trucker hits house – then bar

Neo-Nazis may have stolen army TNT

Neo-Nazis may have stolen army TNT

Another neo-Nazi terror suspect arrested

Another neo-Nazi terror suspect arrested

Informants failed to out neo-Nazi terrorists

Informants failed to out neo-Nazi terrorists

Network of helpers for neo-Nazi terror probed

Network of helpers for neo-Nazi terror probed

Neo-Nazi robbers linked to kebab shop killings

Neo-Nazi robbers linked to kebab shop killings

Dead neo-Nazi robbers linked to cop-killer case

Dead neo-Nazi robbers linked to cop-killer case

Right wing group tricks state into selling manor

Right wing group tricks state into selling manor

Police arrest man who shot at papal security officers

Police arrest man who shot at papal security officers

Abuse victims meeting leaves Pope ‘shamed’

Abuse victims meeting leaves Pope ‘shamed’

Adenauer wanted to swap West Berlin

Adenauer wanted to swap West Berlin

Stink of manure blowin’ in the wind for Erfurt

Stink of manure blowin’ in the wind for Erfurt

Man cheats death despite shocking drunkenness

Man cheats death despite shocking drunkenness

Man confesses in Mary Jane murder, police say

Man confesses in Mary Jane murder, police say

Cannabis plants found in Greens party flower boxes

Cannabis plants found in Greens party flower boxes

Sadness and anger where little Mary-Jane lived and was killed

Sadness and anger where little Mary-Jane lived and was killed

Seven-year-old found in forest was murdered

Seven-year-old found in forest was murdered

Seven including baby die in autobahn smashes

Seven including baby die in autobahn smashes

Water-based accidents kill four including toddler

Water-based accidents kill four including toddler

Discovering Germany’s oldest hiking trail in Thuringia

Discovering Germany’s oldest hiking trail in Thuringia

Dog owner guilty of three-year-old’s brutal death by pit bull pack

Dog owner guilty of three-year-old’s brutal death by pit bull pack

Group offers to take in young Japanese to avoid nuclear fallout

Group offers to take in young Japanese to avoid nuclear fallout

Karneval parades claim two lives

Karneval parades claim two lives

Ski jumping for everyone

Ski jumping for everyone

Heavy rain in forecast as floods begin to recede

Heavy rain in forecast as floods begin to recede

Missing man wanders out of the wild

Missing man wanders out of the wild

Thuringia faces growing neo-Nazi activity

Thuringia faces growing neo-Nazi activity

Snowstorm snarls road and air traffic

Snowstorm snarls road and air traffic

Saxony-Anhalt officials warn of sinkhole plague

Saxony-Anhalt officials warn of sinkhole plague

Sinkhole swallows car

Sinkhole swallows car

Sinkhole filled, but residents not allowed to return

Sinkhole filled, but residents not allowed to return

Thuringians are best life-savers

Thuringians are best life-savers

Police exonerate elephant for throwing woman across field

Police exonerate elephant for throwing woman across field

Opel offers ‘lifetime’ guarantee on cars

Opel offers ‘lifetime’ guarantee on cars

Neo-Nazis hack into Buchenwald concentration camp website

Neo-Nazis hack into Buchenwald concentration camp website

Four dogs kill three-year-old girl during family visit

Four dogs kill three-year-old girl during family visit

Four die in helicopter crash but group in hot air balloon unhurt

Four die in helicopter crash but group in hot air balloon unhurt

Week off to a slippery start as icy roads cause multiple accidents

Week off to a slippery start as icy roads cause multiple accidents

Potholes for sale in German village

Potholes for sale in German village

Two homes evacuated after landslide opens huge crater

Two homes evacuated after landslide opens huge crater

Thirteen injured in military base accident

Thirteen injured in military base accident

Thuringia state premier vote turns into three-round fiasco

Thuringia state premier vote turns into three-round fiasco

CDU and SPD form Thuringia state coalition

CDU and SPD form Thuringia state coalition

SPD chooses coalition with CDU in Thuringia

SPD chooses coalition with CDU in Thuringia

Leftist leader in Thuringia employing ex-Stasi officer as secretary

Leftist leader in Thuringia employing ex-Stasi officer as secretary

Althaus resigns as premier of Thuringia

Althaus resigns as premier of Thuringia

Neo-Nazi NPD faces tax-money windfall for victory in Saxony

Neo-Nazi NPD faces tax-money windfall for victory in Saxony

Political parties jockey for power after German state polls

Political parties jockey for power after German state polls

Merkel brushes aside campaign critics

Merkel brushes aside campaign critics

Runway eludes drunk German pilot

Runway eludes drunk German pilot

Politicians say Twitter ‘damages democracy’ after exit poll leak

Politicians say Twitter ‘damages democracy’ after exit poll leak

CDU loses state polls in Saarland and Thuringia

CDU loses state polls in Saarland and Thuringia

Early turnout low in state elections

Early turnout low in state elections

State elections may shock CDU

State elections may shock CDU

‘They might as well forget democracy altogether’

‘They might as well forget democracy altogether’

Stimulus package funding goes untapped in four states

Stimulus package funding goes untapped in four states

Althaus will keep dead woman out of campaign

Althaus will keep dead woman out of campaign

Althaus moots end to ‘Soli’ tax for East German reconstruction

Althaus moots end to ‘Soli’ tax for East German reconstruction

Neo-Nazi party tells black CDU member to ‘go home’

Neo-Nazi party tells black CDU member to ‘go home’

‘Jesus Freaks’ worship while rocking out at Freakstock

‘Jesus Freaks’ worship while rocking out at Freakstock

Funeral held for three soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Funeral held for three soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Obama planning to visit Germany soon

Obama planning to visit Germany soon

Back at work Althaus admits ski death guilt

Back at work Althaus admits ski death guilt

Althaus set to lead CDU in Thuringia election this summer

Althaus set to lead CDU in Thuringia election this summer

Althaus fined for negligent homicide

Althaus fined for negligent homicide

Premier Althaus faces manslaughter charge

Premier Althaus faces manslaughter charge

Althaus will not be questioned in ski death

Althaus will not be questioned in ski death

Althaus was not drunk or speeding in ski accident

Althaus was not drunk or speeding in ski accident

Children find talking TV bread loaf in abandoned building

Children find talking TV bread loaf in abandoned building

Two Harz beat as one

Two Harz beat as one

Althaus ski crash prompts run on helmets

Althaus ski crash prompts run on helmets

Althaus could face manslaughter charges over ski accident death

Althaus could face manslaughter charges over ski accident death

Alcohol ruled out in Althaus ski crash

Alcohol ruled out in Althaus ski crash

Witness emerges in deadly Althaus accident

Witness emerges in deadly Althaus accident

Althaus conscious and speaking after accident

Althaus conscious and speaking after accident

Thuringia’s premier Althaus in a coma

Thuringia’s premier Althaus in a coma

Schäuble says immigrant students need more help

Schäuble says immigrant students need more help

Saxony tops new PISA scholastic achievement results

Saxony tops new PISA scholastic achievement results

Woolly rhinoceros lived in Germany earlier than thought

Woolly rhinoceros lived in Germany earlier than thought

Clashes between neo-Nazis and protestors leave scores injured

Clashes between neo-Nazis and protestors leave scores injured

Bridge collapse kills worker, fire engine kills bystander on the way

Bridge collapse kills worker, fire engine kills bystander on the way

Son beheads father in Thuringia

Son beheads father in Thuringia

NPD marches amid financial collapse

NPD marches amid financial collapse

Historic Renaissance buildings burn in Erfurt

Historic Renaissance buildings burn in Erfurt

Two children and one woman found dead in burned car

Two children and one woman found dead in burned car

Teenage baby killing trial begins

Teenage baby killing trial begins