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Official results confirm far-right AfD in German federal parliament

With all votes counted, official results on early Monday confirmed that Germany's far-right Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) was elected in the federal parliament for the first time.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 11:00:55

10th Pink Ribbon Charity Walk held in Switzerland

People participate in the Pink Ribbon Charity Walk in Zurich, Switzerland, on Sept. 24, 2017. Approximately 5,000 participants took part in the 10th Pink Ribbon Charity Walk on Sunday to raise breast cancer awareness and fund breast cancer research.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 10:16:52

Angela Merkel, a German "Mutti" figure to EU

As widely expected, Angela Merkel's Union Party again won Germany's once-in-four-year federal elections Sunday by garnering 32.5 percent of the votes.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 10:05:15

Victory of Merkel's party in election positive signal for development of China-Germany ties

Despite rising tide of populism in Europe, Black Swan shunned Germany on Sunday as German sitting Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative union defended its biggest-party title in the federal parliament after a fierce yet unsurprising campaign. The shrunken yet still commanding margin of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its Bavarian sister Christian Socialist Union (CSU) heralds a fourth term for Merkel as Chancellor, with the support of other parties.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 10:04:43

Military plane crashes in Italy air show

A military plane of the Italian Air Force crashed while taking part in an air show in central Italy on Sunday, killing the pilot on board.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 9:05:42

Merkel's party wins commanding yet lower votes as far-right AfD to debut in parliament

The conservative union led by German sitting Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday defended its commanding role in the Bundestag (German parliament) with 32.5 percent of the vote, falling short of expectations with a 9-percentage-point gap compared with the election four years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 7:24:45

Russian General killed in IS shelling in Syria: defense ministry

A Russian lieutenant general was killed in a shelling launched by Islamic State (IS) terrorists near the city of Deir al-Zour in northeastern Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 6:14:42

Merkel needs to reflect conservatives' bitter victory

As widely expected, Angela Merkel's conservative CDU/CSU bloc has again won the most votes in the German federal election on Sunday, but she needs to reflect what's behind her bitter victory.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 6:13:47

Merkel's party wins less support as far-right AfD makes breakthrough

The conservative union led by German sitting Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday defended its commanding role in the Bundestag (German parliament) with 32.5 percent of the vote, falling short of expectations with a 9-percentage-point gap compared with the election four years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 6:13:13

Far-right AfD becomes third strongest party in Germany

The Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD) on Sunday was elected into the new German federal parliament with about 13.5 percent of votes, becoming the third strongest party in the Bundestag, preliminary exit polls showed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 0:17:03

Merkel's conservative bloc garners 32.5 pct of vote: preliminary exit poll

The conservative union led by German sitting Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday defended its dominant role in Bundestag (German parliament) with 32.5 percent of the vote, according to preliminary exit poll.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/25 0:16:45

Merkel seeks 4th term as German leader

Germans voting in a general election on Sunday were expected to hand Chancellor Angela Merkel a fourth term while the hard-right nationalist AfD party is tipped to make history by winning its first seats in the national parliament.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/24 23:18:40

UK’s Davis dismisses reports of Brexit bill

Brexit negotiator David Davis on Sunday dismissed a report that Britain was prepared to pay a 40 billion pound ($54 billion) divorce bill on leaving the EU.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/24 23:13:40

Mercifully large celebration

“Castellers” perform a human tower during the traditional La Mercè Festival at the Saint Jaume square in Barcelona, Spain on Saturday. La Mercè is an annual festival of the city of Barcelona which has been officially celebrated since 1871, when the local government first organized special activities to observe the Roman Catholic feast day of Our Lady of Mercy.
Source: IC | 2017/9/24 22:48:39

Germans voting to pick new parliament as Merkel seeks 4th term

More than 61 million German voters were called to cast ballots on Sunday to pick their Bundestag, or federal parliament, on which a new government will be formed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 22:19:51

TURNOUT OF GERMAN GENERAL ELECTION STANDS AT 41.1 PCT BY 1200 GMT, SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN IN 2013

TURNOUT OF GERMAN GENERAL ELECTION STANDS AT 41.1 PCT BY 1200 GMT, SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN IN 2013
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 22:15:52

Germany's polling day as it happens

In the morning drizzle, an Iranian-German dentist walked out of the polling station No. 427 located next to the town hall of Berlin's ethnically-diversified quarter Wedding district, and took a picture of the polling station from outside.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 20:52:50

Germans start voting for new parliament as Merkel seeks 4th term

More than 61 million German voters were called to cast ballots on Sunday to pick their Bundestag, or federal parliament, on which a new government will be formed.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/24 18:04:16