Angela Merkel has appealed to voters to back her goverment, as opinion polls give her a commanding lead in the race.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is en route to Beijing to discuss a number of issues with her Chinese counterpart. These will range from the rule of law to international disputes - especially with regard to trade.
A parliamentary inquiry into purported left-wing extremism in Germany's Saxony-Anhalt state has begun, chaired by a far-right firebrand. André Poggenburg grabbed headlines in February with anti-Turkish remarks.
After four years in power, the military junta that initially promised a general election in 2015 but postponed it several times, is keeping Thais guessing as to when or whether they'll be able to elect a new government.
MPs from Angela Merkel's CDU have been accused of taking bribes from the German gunmaker Heckler & Koch to grease the export wheels. Germany's opaque party donations system remains vulnerable to bribery, activists say.
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