Germany’s chief prosecutor Harald Range,  had accused his then boss, the federal justice minister, of unacceptable political interference. Photograph: Thomas Kienzle/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s federal justice minister Heiko Maas has fired the country’s chief prosecutor after he accused the minister of unacceptable political inte(...)

Confident swagger: Bavarian state premier and leader of the Christian Social Union (CSU) Horst Seehofer at his party’s final election campaign meeting in Munich on Thursday. Photograph: Michaela Rehle.

Ask a Bavarian about their homeland and you’re likely to hear that theirs is the better Germany. The land of King Ludwig and Oktoberfest, beer and BMW(...)