German Chancellor Angela Merkel  arrives for the Christian Social Union (CSU) meeting in the southern Bavarian resort of Wildbad Kreuth. Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Angela Merkel has rejected angry ally demands to close Germany’s borders in the Bavarian lion’s den – but promised to review her liberal migration pol(...)

Germany’s president Joachim Gauck at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where he warned that the refugee crisis presents the EU with its “biggest ever threat”. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Germany’s president Joachim Gauck has warned that the refugee crisis presents the European Union with its “biggest ever test” as he warned that limits(...)

German president Joachim Gauck at Davos. He said    refugee crisis presents the European Union’s with its “biggest ever threat” as he warned that limits would be introduced on refugees arriving in Germany.  Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

German president Joachim Gauck has warned that the refugee crisis presents the European Union’s with its “biggest ever test” as he warned that limits (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates the 25th anniversary of German reunification. Political critics argue that Germany’s resources are exhausted even before one million refugees arrive this year. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty

Growing disunity over how to manage the refugee crisis overshadowed weekend celebrations marking a quarter century of German unity. A month after Germ(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel with Heidenau major Juergen Opitz and Saxony state prime minister Stanislaw Tillich after their visit to an asylum seekers’ accommodation facility in the Heidenau near Dresden, where last week more than 30 police were injured when a mob of several hundred people pelted officers with bottles and fireworks. Photograph: Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the “hate” shown by German extreme-right supporters towards asylum seekers in the Saxon town of Heidenau and ar(...)

Berlin’s Olympic Stadium: German authorities admit they were nervous about holding such a large event at such a notorious site.

Nothing ever went Hitler’s way at Berlin’s irredeemably Nazi Olympic stadium. The dictator wanted the stone monument, built for the 1936 Olympic Games(...)

A screen grab of the ‘Straight’ video.

Ireland and an Angela Merkel lookalike are unlikely allies in a guerilla marketing campaign for “Straight”, a new magazine aimed at German lesbians. A(...)

A Lufthansa aircraft  (foreground) and a plane of the company’s Germanwings subsidiary at Dusseldorf airport. Lufthansa  said its compensation offer went beyond legal guidelines. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

The families of 18 German schoolchildren killed last March in the Germanwings air crash have rejected a compensation offer from the airline’s parent c(...)

President  Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

President Michael D Higgins called for harmony among European nations and said the Greek crisis must not be allowed to reoccur. He made his comments (...)

German president Joachim Gauck. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

German president Joachim Gauck has warned that the euro crisis is contributing to the rise of “rampant anti-European populism” that endangers the Euro(...)