Former SPD politician Sebastian Edathy  in a  regional court in Verden, Germany, yesterday.  Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/AP

Sebastian Edathy urged to leave the party

Greece’s Finance Minister, Yianis Varoufakis. In an interview marathon over the weekend, both Greek and German finance ministers tried to put very different spins on last week’s deal in Brussels.

Varoufakis said he would ask for debt rescheduling talks with European institutions

German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble after making his speech, near German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in the Bundestag in Berlinon Friday. Photograph: EPA

Pre- and post-election remarks in Greece ‘hadn’t made things easier, to put it mildly’

Former nurse, only identified as Niels H, hides his face behind a folder next to his lawyer Ulrike Baumann at the local court in Oldenburg, Germany. Photograph: Carmen Jaspersen/AP Photo/dpa

Niels H, who injected patients with medicine to induce cardiac arrest, may have killed 200

Residents pay their respects to the victims of the shootings in Uhersky Brod. Photograph: Igor Sefr/EPA

Locals in Czech town left stunned by mass shooting, writes Derek Scally in Uhersky Brod

German deputy chancellor and economis minister Sigmar Gabriel delivers a speech at a conference in Berlin on Tuesday. The party he leads, the SPD, is stuck 15 opinion poll points behind its grand coalition partner, Angela Merkel’s CDU. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

The German centre-left leader says it’s time to break the ‘downward spiral’ of austerity

A policeman stands guard near the site of a shooting at a restaurant in the city of Uhersky Brod, Czech Republic. Photograph: EPA

Shooter who killed eight people before turning gun on himself had no terrorist motive

A rally by the anti-Islam group Pegida  in Dresden, Germany. A new study has warned that Germany’s political centre is under attack from a ‘new irrationalism’. Photograph: Sebastian Kahnert/AFP/Getty Images

Researchers find that Germany’s political centre under attack from radical viewpoints

Free Liberals (FDP) chairman Christian Lindner gives flowers to Katja Suding, the party’s top candidate in the Hamburg state election, at a meeting in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Tim Brakemeier

Christian Democratic Union officials are demanding the party challenge the euro-critical AfD with tougher line on security and mi(...)

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