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Germany's Merkel makes breakthrough in bid to form coalition

The negotiating teams reached an in-principle agreement that could lead to a new government for the biggest EU economy in coming months.

Merkel, Schulz vow 'new politics' for Germany in bid to form govt

September's watershed elections left Merkel without a majority, while the SPD suffered its worst post-war score.

FDP leader wants Germany to deport minor refugees linked to crime

FDP leader Christian Lindner spoke after the fatal stabbing of a German girl by her former refugee boyfriend.
December 31, 2017 | 09:02 am GMT+7

Driver rams German party headquarters in apparent suicide bid

Police said the car was laden with petrol canisters and gas cartridges.
December 25, 2017 | 05:31 pm GMT+7

Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

Merkel was weakened after the election as voters were angry with her decision in 2015 to open Germany's borders to more than a million asylum seekers.
November 20, 2017 | 09:21 am GMT+7

German woman reports being raped by foreign man in Saigon

The accused has only been identified as a black man whom she met in the city's backpacker district.
October 10, 2017 | 11:19 am GMT+7

German Embassy denies rumors of visa suspension in Vietnam

The rumors have been spreading on social media, with many asking the German Embassy for clarification.
September 28, 2017 | 10:23 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s PM calls Germany an ‘important’ partner at Mekong climate meeting

German expertise could help mitigate the impacts of climate change in the country's rice basket.
September 27, 2017 | 05:50 pm GMT+7

Vietnam's PM congratulates German Chancellor Merkel on election victory

Angela Merkel won her fourth term in office but by a much narrower margin than last time out.
September 26, 2017 | 12:35 am GMT+7

Merkel hangs on to power but bleeds support to surging far right

'Of course we had hoped for a slightly better result,' a humbled Merkel said. 
September 25, 2017 | 09:09 am GMT+7

'Blockbuster' WWII bomb forces evacuation of 60,000 in Frankfurt

More than 70 years after the end of the war, unexploded bombs are regularly found buried in Germany.
September 04, 2017 | 09:31 am GMT+7

'I turned myself in': Vietnam's former oil exec confesses on state television

His confession dovetails with Vietnam's official line on why he returned, but it remains unclear how he did so.
August 03, 2017 | 09:02 pm GMT+7

Vietnam 'regrets' German kidnapping allegations after oil exec 'turns himself in'

Hanoi says it 'respects and wants to develop a strategic relationship' with Berlin.
August 03, 2017 | 04:18 pm GMT+7

Macron outshines Merkel as EU's top diplomat

Germany has for years longed for a stronger French partner, but may have got more than it bargained for as the self-confident Emmanuel Macron takes Europe's spotlight.
July 17, 2017 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Nearly 500 police hurt in G20 clashes

Violence continued to rage after G20 leaders returned home Saturday.
July 10, 2017 | 08:12 am GMT+7