Merkel defends would-be successor on German flood zone tour

Merkel defends would-be successor on German flood zone tour

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday heaped praise on her conservative would-be successor during a visit to Germany's flood zone as he faced the latest in a series of dismal polls ahead of this month's election.

‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: How one western German town reacted to the flash floods

‘We’ve never seen anything like this’: How one western German town reacted to the flash floods

IN PICTURES: Torrential rain and flooding leaves trail of destruction across western Germany

IN PICTURES: Torrential rain and flooding leaves trail of destruction across western Germany