Anti-euro party gains political ground in eastern Germany

Germany's fledgling Euro-sceptic "AfD" party has shaken the country's political landscape by making big gains in two state elections, a fortnight after securing seats in a state legislature for the first time.

Angela Merkel eyes third term in first German vote since euro crisis

German voters looked set to hand Angela Merkel a third term on Sunday in the first national election.

Germany government wants general election Sept 22

The German government has proposed holding the country`s general election on Sept 22.

Challenge for Merkel as Germany elects President

"Angela Merkel is in the midst of her political career`s worst crisis."