Hans-Christian Stroebele,  member of the German parliament for the Green Party and plainitff of a constitutional complaint on the question of if and how the German government has to inform the parliament on planned arms exports. Photograph: Uli Deck/EPA

Green Party wants more transparency around Berlin’s armaments deals

German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel: said “the driving force” behind growth  is domestic demand. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP

Economics minister predicts ‘solid upturn’ as data incidates growth will hit 1.8% this year and 2% in 2015

Programmer Robin Seggelmann said the ‘Heartbleed’ error in the OpenSSL software used to encrypt web communications was “fairly trivial” but, overlooked, had created a “fairly severe” security threat.

German programmer denies deliberately leaving ‘back door’ in OpenSSL encryption software

German chancellor Angela Merkel of the CDU  chats with foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier of the SPD in the Bundestag on Wednesday. The two have presented a united front on a range of issues, but testing times lie ahead for the coalition partners. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Berlin Letter: Divisions over pension reforms and Ukraine are testing the CDU-SPD relationship

Prosecutors in Germany say that taxi driver Jan Knytl collected the two men from a taxi stand in Prague. He was killed a short time later by 42 blows to the head and throat from a wrench and a hatchet. Photograph: Martin Divisek/VLP/isifa/Getty Images)

Pair accused of planning killing while being motivated by satanic ‘bloodlust’

 German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble said sustainable growth and stable finances were “not alternatives but two sides of the same coin”. Photograph: Yannis Kolesidis/EPA

‘France knows its responsibility’, says German finance minister

Selbstbildnis by Andreas Mühe, from the series Obersalzberg. Photograph: courtesy of Carlier | Gebauer, VG Bildkunst, Bonn, 2014

A photographer and writer have been accused of glorifying Nazism in their attempts to explore the attraction and repulsion of the (...)

Justice minister Heiko Maas described the overhauled citizenship rules as a “very significant step towards modern citizenship policy”. Photograph: EPA/Maurizio Gambarini

Arrangements do not include those born abroad who have spent decades in Germany

Former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt  warned western leaders against pushing for military action in Ukraine, saying this would “possibly stimulate the Russian appetite”. Photograph: EPA/Maurizio Gambarini

Former German chancellor describes Russian actions in Crimea as ‘perfectly understandable’

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