Germany

German far-right party calls for Merkel to be punished

Far-right AfD denounces chancellor for letting 1 million refugees into the country and vows to 'severely punish' her.

German far-right party calls for Merkel to be punished

Europe

German election: Angela Merkel favourite to win fourth term

After 12 years in power, Angela Merkel is already one of Germany's longest serving chancellors. On September 24, voters will decide whether she has done enough to warrant a fourth term in office - an outcome opinion polls indicate is likely.

Middle East

Sheikh Tamim: Qatar ready to solve GCC crisis

Qatari emir restates readiness to sit at the negotiating table during meeting with German Chancellor Merkel in Berlin.

Sheikh Tamim: Qatar ready to talk to end Gulf crisis

podcast

The Antifa Granny

Meet Irmela Mensah-Schramm - 70 years old and part of Germany’s long history of anti-fascism.

The Antifa Granny

Inside Story

Will Angela Merkel win a record-equalling fourth term?

Germany's first female chancellor leads the opinion polls in the run-up to this month's federal election.

Europe

Germany's Free Democrats party gains support ahead of elections

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats are likely to remain the country's largest party after elections set to take place two weeks from now, according to the latest opinion polls.

Europe

Frankfurt Motor Show: VW vows to invest in electric cars

The Frankfurt Motor Show is under way and this year electric cars are taking centre stage. Volkswagen and Daimler both announced on Monday they are pivoting heavily towards electric vehicles.

Middle East

ISIL holds 11,100 blank Syrian passports: report

German authorities fear the passports could be used to bring potential attackers into Europe, Bild am Sonntag reports.

ISIL holds 11,100 blank Syrian passports: report

Germany

Turkey issues travel warning for Germany over 'racism'

Turkish citizens should 'be careful' in Germany before elections later in September, Turkey's foreign ministry says.

Turkey issues travel warning for Germany before vote

Europe

Germany rejects Polish call for WWII reparations

Polish officials have spoken of plans to push for compensation for the destruction of towns and cities caused by Nazis.

Germany rejects Polish call for WWII reparations

Racism

Populism and the fight for the soul of German churches

Many German churches are standing with refugees as atonement for past complicity in the crimes of the Nazi regime.

Populism and the fight for the soul of German churches

Germany

Germany's Merkel leads in polls after crucial TV debate

Opinion polls suggest chancellor could secure a fourth term after candidates clash over migration, Turkey and security.

Germany

60,000 Germans evacuated to defuse massive WWII bomb

Bomb-disposal team disarms 1.8-tonne 'blockbuster' bomb as tens of thousands in Frankfurt ordered away from homes.

60,000 Germans evacuated to defuse massive WWII bomb

Security

World leaders unite in condemnation of North Korea

Criticism of Pyongyang's sixth nuclear test is voiced around the world from South Korea and the US to China and Russia.

Germany

Thousands evacuated as Germany tackles huge WWII bombs

About 21,000 left Koblenz where first bomb was defused as 60,000 are preparing to leave Frankfurt for the bigger one.

Experts defuse one of two WWII bombs found in Germany