Centrist Armin Laschet is now in a good position to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany’s chancellor.
For residents on both sides of the border there are hopes of an end to queues, but not everyone is convinced.
The BBC World Service speaks to reporters in six regions around the world about the hopes and expectations for Joe Biden’s administration.
Many EU countries are receiving significantly fewer doses due to a change in manufacturing processes.
The conflict threatens the stability of the entire region, the EU’s top diplomat says.
Mark Schmidt masterminded an international doping ring exposed by police in “Operation Aderlass”.
Mark Rutte’s cabinet is to resign after families were wrongly accused and many faced financial problems.
German officials say some people have used Buchenwald mass graves as a toboggan run.
French motorcyclist Pierre Cherpin dies five days after crashing during stage seven of the Dakar Rally.
Both state and Church are responsible for an “appalling level of infant mortality”, says Michael D Higgins.