Beginning of the end for 'Mutti'? State election reflects Merkel's unpopularity

IN THE PAPERS - Monday, October 15: Angela Merkel's coalition partner gets a drubbing in state elections in Bavaria. What does it mean for the federal government? Also, in his final ideas published online, we learn that Stephen Hawking didn't believe in God, feared the power of artificial intelligence and warned of a superhuman race. Meanwhile, authorities in the US state of Georgia are mocked for taking a prank too seriously. Finally, Belgium is crowned world champion of blind wine tasting!