Europe

Macron wins Merkel backing for bid to shake up Europe

French and German leaders announce they agreed on a 'road map' for future EU reform and pledge close cooperation.

Europe

EU future tops agenda as Germany's Merkel hosts France's Macron

Emmanuel Macron is set to visit Berlin on his first day as France's president to hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Politics

Merkel's party wins key German regional election

Projections show clear win for the CDU in North Rhine-Westphalia election.

Europe

Projections show win for Merkel in regional election

German media projections show a clear win for Merkel's party and defeat for social-democrats in their own stronghold.

Europe

Germany vote tests public opinion before election

About 13 million people are going to the polls in Germany on Sunday in what is seen as the last big test of public opinion before September's national elections.

Afghanistan

Germany not 'first in line' to boost Afghanistan troops

Chancellor Angela Merkel's comments come as NATO considers increased presence in Afghanistan to fight the Taliban.

Afghanistan

NATO chief, Merkel to discuss Afghan troop increase

NATO's Jens Stoltenberg will meet with the German chancellor to discuss proposal to send more troops to Afghanistan.

NATO chief, Merkel to discuss Afghan troop increase

Europe

Angela Merkel congratulates Macron on presidential win

Macron's victory has been welcomed by European leaders who feared that a win by Le Pen could mean the end of the EU. German Chancellor Angela Merkel congratulated Macron on what she called a spectacular success.

Politics

Merkel's CDU wins elections in key German state

Social Democrats suffer second consecutive blow while anti-immigrant AfD enters state's legislature for the first time.

Merkel's CDU wins elections in Schleswig-Holstein

Europe

50,000 evacuate German city over unexploded WWII bombs

Authorities in Hanover defuse two bombs, while a third requires special equipment to be neutralised.

50,000 evacuate German city over unexploded WWII bombs

Europe

WWII bomb disposal evacuates 50,000 Germans

German authorities prepare the second biggest mass evacuation in decades ahead of major bombs disposal operation.

Hanover prepares mass evacuation over WWII bombs

Europe

Merkel, Putin: No alternative to Minsk deal on Ukraine

German and Russian leaders discuss Ukraine and Syria conflicts as ties between the West and Moscow remain tense.

Politics

German minister blasted after 'we are not burqa' remark

Social media users and politicians criticise minister of interior after publishing 10-point plan on German values.

De Maiziere criticised over 'dominant culture' comments

Politics

Merkel arrives in Sochi to hold talks with Putin

German chancellor lands in Sochi - her first visit to Russia in two years - to improve bilateral relations.

Merkel arrives in Sochi to hold talks with Putin

Europe

German researchers look at artificial light as fuel source

It is 10,000 times more intense than the Sun's rays, and could one day fuel Germany's car and aerospace industries. Researchers of the Synlight project are looking into artificial light as a form of renewable energy.