With a hundred days until Germany votes, pollsters say Chancellor Angela Merkel has a commanding lead. But her junior coalition partner is flagging. We look at the key campaign issues and the task facing the opposition
Residents of parts of eastern Ukraine controlled by Russia-backed separatists have voted in polls condemned by Germany. A rebel official accused Ukraine of using "telephone terrorism" to try to tamper with the vote.
At celebrations marking 100 years of women's suffrage, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against setbacks in women's rights. The fact Germany has a female chancellor "must not be an alibi" for shortcomings.
Sources close to Interior Minister Horst Seehofer have told a respected German newspaper that he plans to resign. Seehofer's spokesperson has denied the reports.
The battle to be the next leader of Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats is heating up. Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the candidate considered closest to the chancellor personally and politically, has now made her case.
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