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Germany: SPD chief Martin Schulz acknowledges defeat in national elections

Schulz's SPD won just 31.2 percent of the votes, well below the 39.1 percent it garnered five years ago, final results showed.

15 May 2017 7:36 PM

Angela Merkel's conservatives win election in center-left rivals' heartland

Media showed Merkel's Christian Democratic Union beating the Social Democrats by 33 percent or more to around 31 percent.

15 May 2017 9:55 AM

France's Macron to meet German chancellor Merkel, in first trip abroad as president

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Thursday underlined common ground with Macron in Germany and France's bid to bolster the EU.

12 May 2017 6:31 PM

Crime a major issue for German parites ahead of key vote

Official figures show that while overall crime decreased slightly from 2015 to 2016, violent crime worsened.

12 May 2017 3:13 PM

German ban on full-face veils for public servants goes ahead

The law also applies to soldiers and still needs approval from the upper house of parliament.

28 Apr 2017 3:21 PM


German MPs approve partial burqa ban, security measures

The prohibition will apply to public servants -- including election officials, military and judicial staff -- performing their duties.

28 Apr 2017 9:21 AM

Merkel says UK won't have same rights as EU members post-Brexit

The leaders of the other 27 EU nations will meet on April 29 to set down the bloc's 'red lines'.

27 Apr 2017 2:27 PM

Ivanka Trump draws groans, hisses for defending father on Berlin visit

Ivanka Trump shrugged off the audience’s reaction saying it was a part of politics and that she was used to it.

26 Apr 2017 8:54 AM

Germany: Berlin to see its 1st Jewish campus after Holocaust

More than just a new facility, the centre is a step towards re-establishing a vibrant Jewish community in the former Nazi capital.

09 Apr 2017 3:39 PM

Merkel, Trump talk over concerns over Afghanistan, Ukraine

Merkel’s spokesperson Steffen Seibert said in a statement on Thursday that the two leaders had talked by phone on Wednesday afternoon.

06 Apr 2017 1:49 PM


German airliner grounded 10 days after rat boards in Florida

Company spokesman Ralf Kunkel said today that crews spotted the rat when the plane was on its way back to Berlin.

04 Apr 2017 8:16 AM

No need for new legislation to regulate Islamic organisations: German govt

The arrival of thousands of Muslim migrants in Germany in recent years has rekindled debates about the country's relationship with Islam.

03 Apr 2017 4:26 PM

Islamic cultural association mosque banned for extremist comments: German state

Investigations confirmed that several members of the mosque had already left Germany for Syria to join extremist Islamic fighters there.

23 Mar 2017 9:31 PM

Trump did not refuse to shake Merkel's hand: spokesman

German media pointed to the incident as another marker of the meeting's general icy mood between the German chancellor and the US president.

19 Mar 2017 7:12 PM

Hundreds of Berlin flights cancelled in ground crew strike

Airport authorities said 448 departures from Tegel, the busier airport, and 194 from Schoenefeld were cancelled.

13 Mar 2017 3:48 PM


German killer posts photos of 9-year-old’s brutal murder online

Marcel Hesse had been rejected by the German army for being mentally unstable.

13 Mar 2017 11:03 AM

Germany: Mall ordered to stay closed after attack threat, police search grounds

The mall and the parking lot stayed closed on Saturday morning as over a hundred police officers searched the compound.

11 Mar 2017 3:14 PM

Axe attacker held after injuring 7 at German station

A police spokesman said that they had ruled out an Islamic fundamentalist motive for the attack.

10 Mar 2017 3:44 PM

Germany: 3500 attacks against refugee shelters injured 560 including 43 children in 2016

In 2015 there were just over 1,000 criminal acts against refugee shelters while in 2014, there were only 199 such cases.

26 Feb 2017 8:32 PM

Germany has ‘long-spied’ on global media like BBC: report

The report said that the BND had at least 50 telephone numbers, email addresses of journalists or newsrooms under surveillance since 1999.

25 Feb 2017 6:59 PM