German chancellor Angela Merkel: The Emnid survey gives her and her allies more support than the rest of Germany’s Bundestag parties put together. Photograph: Axel Schmidt

(...) and midway through her third term, has reportedly decided to run for a fourth term in 2017. According(...)

Roope Kakko of Finland smiles prior to receiving the trophy after winning the Madeira Islands Open - Portugal - BPI at Club de Golf do Santo da Serra. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Andrew McArthur a further three strokes back in third after matching Kakko’s 63. Swede Widegren had to(...)

Colm McFadden looks on as Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty scores his side’s opening goal at Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...) the foul which led to a McFadden’s third point. The end came swiftly as Murphy again soared above(...)

Suzann Pettersen of Norway plays her second shot at the par-five 17th hole during the third round of the Women’s British Open on the Ailsa Course at Turnberry. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Norway’s Suzann Pettersen recovered from a poor start to her third round to remain firmly in(...)

Donegal’s Patrick McBrearty celebrates scoring the opening goal with Colm McFadden during the  All-Ireland  Round 4B qualifier at Croke Park. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...) retreated indoors for the interval. It was level at 1-4 to 0-7 with Donegal kicking five wides to Galway(...)

 Scott Henry of Scotland tees off on the  the fourth  hole during the third round of the  Madeira Islands Open  at Club de Golf do Santo da Serra  in Funchall. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

(...) three holes following a birdie at the first and eagle at the par-five third, and although he picked up(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh appears to have infused his charges with some backbone, with the team conceding only one goal so far in the championship. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...) washes for so long. In his first year at the helm, Walsh looks to have infused them with a certain level(...)

 European Council President Donald Tusk:  “I am really afraid of this ideological or political contagion, not financial contagion, of this Greek crisis”. Photograph:  EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

(...) or even a third election being required to sort it all out. What impact that will have on the country(...)

Golfing twins, Leona and Lisa Maguire. “As sisters they will always be close,” says their mother, Breda. “But that doesn’t mean they will always be together.” Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

(...) third-placed Thai professional, Nontaya Srisawang. Laura Davies was tied seventh. Gwladys Nocera, who(...)

Paul Lawrie of Scotland with fellow Scit Chris Doak (left) on the 18th green after Lawrie lost to Doak on the final hole on the second day of the Paul Lawrie Matchplay at Murcar Links Golf Club in Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images.

(...) like that at this level you seldom get away with it “I can’t hit the ball any worse than that to be(...)