The Merkel administration has “lost hope that the peace process can be revived so long as Netanyahu remains in office”. Photograph: Atef Safadi/EPA

Berlin officials have insisted that Germany’s support for Israel remains unconditional and unwavering, despite claims by a leading Social Democrat (SP(...)

People reading copies of the Greenpeace-leaked TTIP negotiations inside a public reading room in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on Monday. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

The European Commission has insisted it will not agree to any transatlantic trade deal that undermines EU environmental and social standards, after G(...)

 Delegates hold up their voting cards during the party convention of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) in Stuttgart, Germany. Photograph: Marijan Murat/EPA

Members of Germany’s anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Sunday backed an election manifesto that says Islam is not compatible wit(...)

Protesters wear masks of US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel as they demonstrate against Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreement before the opening ceremony of the Hannover Messe in Hanover, Germany on April 24th. Photograph: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

As Air Force One prepared to touch down in Germany last weekend for the final leg of president Barack Obama’s European tour, thousands of protestors a(...)

President Barack Obama walks down the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base after returning from a foreign trip to Saudi Arabia, England and Germany. Photograph: AP/Susan Walsh

Barack Obama is in the final months of his presidency and keen to justify his domestic and international achievements before he leaves office. His fin(...)

US President Barack Obama tries virtual reality glasses as he and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) tour Hanover Messe Trade Fair in Hanover, Germany April 25, 2016. Photograph: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Image of the week: Peak virtual Yes, these are the fingers on the nuclear button, but what do they look like viewed in virtual reality? Only Barack(...)

Social Democrat (SPD) labour minister Andrea Nahles is sponsoring  a Bill that strips non-German EU citizens of all claims on the German welfare system in their first five years, unless they have acquired credits by working. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

Berlin’s grand coalition government is preparing a welfare lock-out for non-German EU citizens during their first five years living in Germany. The (...)

Barack Obama and Angela Merkel on his trip to Germany for an industrial fair and to meet European leaders.  Photograph: Michael Ukas/Getty

US president Barack Obama has insisted the transatlantic trade deal (TTIP) will not undermine EU ecological and social standards. He also predicted th(...)

People walk in front of billboards with the picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel with the words; ‘Solidarity with the refugees’, in Gaziantep, Turkey. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top European Union officials are travelling close to Turkey’s border with Syria on Saturday in a bid to bolster th(...)

Interior of the Manufactum shop in Stuttgart

Whenever something breaks in my hands – a dynamo, a pen, a pan – a German friend pops up from nowhere to lecture me that “Billig gekauft ist zweimal g(...)