Following the Bavarian poll, federal politicians work out what it means for the national vote.
Germany's newest party, the euroskeptic Alternative für Deutschland, is routinely dismissed as the German Tea Party. The AfD balks at the comparison, but its "party of reason" approach is not convincing pundits.
Dortmund beat Wolfsburg already and Bayern Munich is the other clear favorite to reach the final. But Kaiserslautern, at least, could still throw a wrench in the works against the Bavarians.
Violence and sanctions have taken their toll on Sudan's image among European investors. Many don't want to do business with Khartoum. Now Sudan is trying to change that and is particularly looking towards Germany.
Twitter banned, the opposition threatened - at least one of Germany's ruling parties has had enough of Turkey's government, and wants to prevent the country joining the EU. But Berlin and Brussels are less strident.
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