Humanitarian crises

How Germany used Islam during World War I

A refugee camp in a small German town stands on the spot of a mosque built to entice Muslims to fight for the kaiser.

How Germany used Islam during World War I

Politics

Trump and Merkel in 'awkward' first meeting

Two leaders discuss the fight against ISIL, NATO and Ukraine among other topics.

Donald Trump and Angela Merkel in key White House talks

Opinion

Angela Merkel is not the great progressive messiah

Trump's populism needs to be defeated, but pinning all hopes on false saviours like Merkel is not the way to do it.

Rachel Shabi

by Rachel Shabi

Rachel Shabi

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Erdogan to Merkel: 'Why are you hiding terrorists?'

Scathing broadside against German chancellor came hours after EU urged Turkish leader to halt inflammatory rhetoric.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashes out anew at Angela Merkel

Europe

German court rejects refugee's case against Facebook

Anas Modamani wanted Facebook to stop the spread of a selfie he took with Merkel that made him the target of racists.

Court rejects Syrian refugee's case against Facebook

Europe

Germany: '10 attacks a day' against refugees

Hate crimes last year injured more than 500 asylum seekers, including 43 children, interior ministry says.

'10 attacks a day' against refugees, shelters in 2016

Europe

Germany to tighten security checks on refugees

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

Germany to tighten security checks on refugees

Angela Merkel

Merkel says Christmas market incident a 'terrorist act'

At least 12 were killed as a lorry ploughed into a crowd, an act officials say was intentional as they continue probe.

Angela Merkel

Merkel says full-face veil must be banned in Germany

German leader seeks her party's support ahead of election, promising tougher refugee policy and calling for a veil ban.

Angela Merkel: Full-face veil must be banned in Germany

Politics

Angela Merkel to seek fourth term as German chancellor

Merkel expects race to be "more difficult than any before" as she announces re-election bid after 11 years in office.

Germany

Obama and European leaders discuss challenges

Talks in Germany on security and economic issues possibly US president's last in such a setting before Trump takes over.

Germany

Merkel's party suffers loss in Berlin election

Backlash against immigrant policy raises questions over whether chancellor will stand for a fourth term next year.

Germany

Protesters rally across Germany against mega trade deal

Tens of thousands hit the streets against the TTIP over alleged threats to human and ecological rights.

Opinion

The end of German populist exceptionalism

The right-wing AfD is to stay, and will constrain Merkel's leadership - but less so than in neighbouring EU countries.

Thorsten Benner

by Thorsten Benner

Thorsten Benner

Inside Story

Will Angela Merkel's party bounce back?

A right-wing, anti-immigration party defeats Merkel's CDU in her home state of Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.