Refugees

Germany to return refugees to Greece starting in March

Berlin to begin returning newly arrived asylum seekers to Greece after five-year suspension of such transfers.

Human Rights

Refugee arrivals drop by 600,000 in Germany

Around 280,000 new asylum seekers arrived in Germany in 2016, as compared with the 890,000 the year before.

Europe

Germany to tighten security checks on refugees

New controls agreed upon will facilitate electronically tagging immigrants deemed security threat and deportations.

Human Rights

Namibian tribes sue Germany alleging colonial genocide

Ovaherero and Nama tribes launch lawsuit against Germany for alleged killing of 100,000 people more than 100 years ago.

Europe

Cologne police screen hundreds of 'North African men'

After last New Year's spate of sex assaults, German police question hundreds of men appearing to be of African origin.

Refugees

Record number of refugees opt to leave Germany in 2016

Numbers of voluntary deportations are on rise, but so are the numbers of refugees stopping at German borders.

Europe

Tunisia arrests Berlin attack suspect's nephew

Three held after confession by nephew that Anis Amri urged him to join ISIL and sent him money, Tunisian officials say.

Europe

Berlin truck attack suspect shot dead in Milan

Suspect in Berlin Christmas market truck attack killed in shootout in a Milan suburb, Italian minister says.

Europe

Berlin attack suspect 'was under surveillance'

Tunisian suspect of Christmas market attack planned burglary to raise cash and buy weapons, German prosecutors say.

Inside Story

Why is Germany being targeted?

ISIL claims the Christmas market attack in Berlin and the far right blames Chancellor Merkel for her refugee policy.

Europe

Tunisian man named suspect in Berlin market attack

Reward of 100,000 euros offered by Germany for information on Anis Amri, who had previously been under surveillance.

Europe

German police step up manhunt after Berlin truck attack

Perpetrator on the run after ramming truck through Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 and wounding dozens.

Europe

Berlin attack: Community spirit and resilience prevail

"Staying at home being afraid is the wrong way to handle this... that's what these people attacking us want."

Europe

Germany hunts for suspects as ISIL claims Berlin attack

Group describes perpetrator of Christmas market attack as "soldier of Islamic State" while investigators "pursue leads".

Europe

Suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack released

Attacker could still be on the run, Germany's interior minister says following release of a Pakistani refugee suspect.