German chancellor Angela Merkel with Amal and George Clooney at the chancellery in Berlin. Photograph: Guido Bergmann/Reuters/Bundesregierung

It was just another day at the office for Angela Merkel. Two afternoon problems – the prime ministers of Poland and the UK – were blessedly preceded (...)

Prison guard Angela Magdici and escaped inmate Hassan Kiko. Ms Magdici’s friend and husband say they knew nothing of the relationship or her plans and noticed no change in their friend.

Bonnie & Clyde has been given a 21st century makeover in Zürich after a Thai boxing woman prison guard sprung a Syrian-born convicted rapist from (...)

Some analysts admit that Deutsche Bank may be the tip of what could be a very big and very dangerous iceberg. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

When a prime minister expresses full confidence in a minister, it is usually time to start the resignation stop watch. And when German finance ministe(...)

Former Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning arrives for his trial at the court in Detmold, western Germany. Photograph:  Wolfgang Rattay/AFP/Getty Images

A 94-year-old ex-SS man went on trial in western Germany on Thursday, accused of being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people in the Au(...)

“At the moment we don’t have a system of law and order. It is reign of injustice,” said Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer to a Bavarian regional newspaper, a week after he irritated Angela Merkel  by meeting Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Photograph: Sven Hoppe/EPA

Angela Merkel’s prickly Bavarian allies have stepped up their campaign against the German chancellor, likening her divisive migration policy to a “rei(...)

Rescue workers stand in front of two crashed trains near Bad Aibling in southwestern Germany. Photograph: Lukas Barth/Reuters

German police have dismissed as premature reports that human error was the most likely cause of Tuesday’s two-train collision in Bavaria that claimed (...)

After record losses of €6.8 billion for 2015, markets are also concerned about Deutsche Bank’s ballooning legal bill.

Deutsche Bank’s share price is in free fall after attempts to calm speculation about the finances of Germany’s largest bank backfired. This came as (...)

Members of emergency services at the site of two crashed trains near Bad Aibling in southwestern Germany on Tuesday evening. The crash took place on a slope between a wood and a canal, difficult to reach by road, triggering a dramatic four-hour air rescue. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Crash investigators said on Tuesday night it was too soon to determine the cause of a frontal collision between two regional trains in southern Bavari(...)

 An ambulance next to an exit sign for Bad Aibling, Bavaria, near a train collision in  Germany. Photograph: Paul Winterer/EPA

German police say at least nine - and possibly more - people died when two trains collided in southern Bavaria. Some 18 people are in a serious con(...)

Jewrovision ‘is a small island, an attempt to help them preserve and develop a bit of Jewish identity’: Last year’s winners, Chadasch Mannheim. Photograph: Gregor Zielke/Zentralrat

It’s that time of year. Time for loud music, expressionist dance and an explosion of good taste, bad taste and every taste in between. No, it’s not (...)