‘Germany’s ex- fin min to challenge Merkel in 2013 election’

Steinbrueck, who run the finance ministry during Merkel`s first term from 2005 to 2009, has won support from SPD leader Sigmar Gabriel.

Islam is part of Germany: Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said Islam has become a part of Germany and urged fellow citizens to show tolerance towards Muslims.

Merkel’s ‘Nazi-gesture’ photo sparks fury among Germans

An Italian newspaper owned by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has stirred controversy by printing a front page headline that reads ``Fourth Reich`` above a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel presses Putin on Russian democracy

Merkel said after meeting Putin that they had discussed "the development of civil society" in Russia.

Berlin: Cars torched for the 4th consecutive night

The total number of cars set ablaze in the capital this year stands at 159, 75 of them this month alone.