Europe

Merkel says EU cannot 'fully' rely on the US or UK

'We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands' says the German chancellor, the day after a G7 summit.

Merkel says EU cannot 'fully' rely on the US or UK

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.

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

Four civilians killed in Ukraine artillery shelling

Kiev blames pro-Russian separatists for renewed artillery shelling in breach of 2015 ceasefire agreement.

Four killed in artillery shelling in Avdiyivka

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.

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