Allegations: Angela Merkel with Eckart von Klaeden. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

A former senior aide to German chancellor Angela Merkel who has since joined Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, Daimler, is under investigation for alleg(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel with the head of the BMW plant in Leipzig, Manfred Erlacher. Photograph: Peter Endig/AP

While Angela Merkel hunts for a coalition partner, her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has confirmed it received a €690,000 donation from the family (...)