German Chancellor Angela Merkel suffered a blow this weekend when her national coalition lost control of North Rhine-Westphalia in regional elections. This also means Merkel's coalition has lost its majority in Germany's upper house of parliament.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition parties lost out in Sunday’s state elections costing her government its majority in the upper house of parliament. The results are widely seen as reflecting voter anger over the Greek bailout.
The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is votes for its parliament Sunday in a poll widely seen as a referendum on Angela Merkel’s government. Losses for Merkel's party could weaken her position in the federal upper house of parliament.
German lawmakers approved a domestically unpopular 22.4 billion euro rescue package for Greece Friday, as Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with other eurozone leaders in Brussels for an emergency summit.
In a joint letter, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Thursday for stricter monitoring of the eurozone's budget rules, including tighter sanctions for countries that fail to limit their deficits.
It's been a deadly few weeks for the German mission in Afghanistan, with seven soldiers killed since Good Friday. The German government is seen to be coming under increasing popular pressure to end the mission.
While poles have begun gathering outside the presidential palace in Warsaw, international leaders have expressed their condolences for the country and people who have lost members of their families and friends in the accident.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in Ankara for a visit that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan hopes will soften her opposition to Turkey's EU membership bid. Merkel has said she prefers a "privilege partnership" for Ankara and the bloc.
Germany announced Monday that it may buy the names of suspected tax-dodgers from a Swiss whistle-blower, leaving the two countries on a collision course over Switzerland’s prized banking secrecy regulations.