Top German court nixes European Parliament vote hurdle

Germany`s top court struck down the country`s three-percent electoral threshold for political parties to win seats in the European Parliament.

Merkel sworn in as German chancellor for rare third term

Angela Merkel was on Tuesday sworn in as German Chancellor for a rare third term to govern Europe`s top economy, nearly three months after she painstakingly forged a deal with her centre-left rivals to end post-elections limbo.

Germany OKs bill to protect male circumcision

German lawmakers have approved a bill that explicitly permits ‘male infant circumcision’, ending months of legal uncertainty.