Pro-Russian Group Hacks Websites of Merkel, Bundestag

A group of pro-Russian hackers claimed responsibility for hacking the website of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the lower house of parliament - the Bundestag on Wednesday.

The attack comes as Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk is expected to arrive in Berlin on Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reports.

Candidate Ponta: Two 'suckers' in Europe have budget surpluses, me and Chancellor Merkel

Incumbent prime minister Victor Ponta, the presidential candidate of the Social Democrat Party, National Union for Romania's Progress and Conservative Party said there are two 'suckers' in Europe whose governments have budget surpluses: himself and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Merkel’s counter-strike

“What we have today is a story based on speculation about what [German Chancellor] Angela Merkel might have said about something [British Prime Minster] David Cameron might say in the future,” said David Davis, a prominent Conservative member of parliament, in London on Sunday. So no big deal, then?