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Early exit polls showed Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives winning Germany's election on Sunday, with a centre-right coalition with the Free Democrats likely.
German voters have handed Chancellor Angela Merkel another four years in office and a mandate for change. But will the country wake up with an election hangover if she now becomes a vigorous conservative reformer?
Several people were arrested on Sunday afternoon for their suspected involvement in last week’s spectacular helicopter robbery of a cash depot south of Stockholm.
The crisis in the global automotive industry appears to have affected the Frankfurt motor show which closed Sunday with visitor numbers down some 150,000 this year, Germany's VDA auto federation said.
Despite abundant sunshine and mild temperatures across much of Germany, voter turnout for the country's general election on Sunday was shaping up to be much lower than four years ago.
Germany's prestigious piano makers have emerged as the latest industry to be battered by the global recession as worldwide sales of the instrument plummet.
Oktoberfest is booming despite the bad global economy, with 100,000 more guests downing a Maß or 10 in the first week compared with last year, organisers reported Sunday.
Five people were killed and one other badly injured in a horrific crash on Sunday morning after a car apparently drove the wrong way down a motorway near Munich.
Sweden and a dozen other European countries have agreed to accept Somali and Eritrean refugees from camps in Kenya and Sudan.
Will it be a Jamaica coalition, the traffic light, black-yellow, or perhaps even red-red-green? There's a kaleidoscope of possibilities for the outcome of Sunday's German election, where every party goes under its own colour.
A prominent former Bundeswehr general and NATO commander has called for German troops to start pulling out of Afghanistan within three years.
Radon is more of a health hazard than has been hitherto known and the World Health Organisation (WHO) has argued for a dramatic cut in limits for homes and buildings.
Left Party leader Lars Ohly has stated that it is time for the party to discard its demand for Sweden's withdrawal from the European Union, the last of the major Swedish parties to do so.
The Swedish embassy in Islamabad has denied that 19-year-old Safia Benaouda and her two-year-old son have been released by the Pakistani authorities, as reports continue to circulate indicating their imminent return to Sweden.
Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic made history on Saturday, scoring his fifth goal in five consecutive games as Barcelona overcame Malaga 2-0 in La Liga.