German election: SPD makes major gains against Merkel’s CDU
04 September 2021 | 5:16 pm
With less than four weeks to go, a leading opinion poll has seen the downward trend of the ruling CDU continue. The conservatives have been overtaken by the center-left SPD, which has seen its best poll result in years.
Delegates of a synodal assembly on the reform of the Catholic Church adopted a paper to allow blessing ceremonies for same-sex couples from 2026.
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwoolu, Labour Party candidate Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and PDP candidate, Dr. Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adeniran (Jandor) voted in Lagos.
Kazakhstan's early parliamentary elections, which are widely expected to cement President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev's grip on power.
Ukraine's National Agency for the Prevention of Corruption has added the Germany-based multinational food wholesaler to its list of "international sponsors of war." Metro is accused of maintaining business with Russia.
The vote in May restarts a power struggle between a military-backed establishment and a political movement that has dominated elections for 20 years.
Education Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger is the first German cabinet member to arrive in Taiwan in decades. The decision comes amid tensions with mainland China, as Beijing issues a diplomatic complaint over the visit.
Berlin wants last-ditch changes to the landmark EU law spelling the demise of the combustion engine from 2035. It’s not a good look on the international stage, observers in Brussels warn.
The process of coming to terms with German colonial-era crimes in Tanzania is intended to strengthen relations. The two countries are also in talks on reparations.
A court in western Germany has found a defendant guilty of causing the death of a transgender man in an attack. The assault took place during a Gay Pride celebration.
A week after the Dutch provincial elections delivered pro-farming results, government plans to slash nitrogen emissions could well be delayed.
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop of Osnabrück Franz-Josef Bode, who has faced heavy criticism over his handling of sexual abuse cases. In departing, Bode admitted he had made mistakes.
Strikes focused on public transport has brought the vast majority of buses, trains and planes in Germany to a halt. The 24-hour action, which began at midnight, is part of a long-running pay dispute.
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