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.

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.

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.

Opinion

The battle for world leadership

As the 20 leading economies meet in Hamburg, a truly multipolar world is finally emerging.

Marwan Bishara

by Marwan Bishara

Marwan Bishara

Europe

Germany votes in favour of same-sex marriage

Landmark vote comes after Chancellor Angela Merkel changes her mind and tells party members to follow their conscience.

German parliament approves same-sex marriage

Europe

Germany suspends Afghan deportations after Kabul blast

Angela Merkel has decided to rethink government deportation policy for Afghan asylum seekers in wake of deadly attack.

Germany suspends Afghan deportations after Kabul blast

Europe

New Trump attack on Germany widens transatlantic rift

European leaders are dismayed by Trump's refusal to reaffirm US support for the Paris climate change agreement.

War of words between Trump and Merkel continues

Inside Story

Can the EU go it alone?

Angela Merkel says neither the US nor the UK can be relied upon, so the European Union should plan its own destiny.

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