US president Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Hamburg. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AFP/Getty Images

The Group of 20 meeting in Hamburg ended with leaders failing to paper over the cracks on climate change or sideline fears of a looming trade war on s(...)

A protester throws an object into a fire at ‘Schanzenviertel’ quarter close to ‘Rote Flora’ building ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Photograph: EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has conceded that meaningful agreement may be impossible amid policy disagreements and shifting global leadership roles at th(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel meets US president Donald Trump on the eve of the G20 summit, in Hamburg, Germany. Photograph: Michael Kappeler/Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel held talks with US president Donald Trump on Thursday ahead of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, in an effort to close widen(...)

The entrance of a former barracks ground in Bad Segeberg, near Hamburg.   Photograph: Bodo Marks/AFP/Getty Images

From sailor shore-leave to hen nights, Germany’s port city of Hamburg is notorious for bringing out visitors’ wild side. The escapades of a group of B(...)

Büsingen, Germany’s one and only enclave, surrounded on all sides by Switzerland.

The trout floats motionless in the pristine, glittering river, unaware that it is a Swiss fish in German waters. The fish is similarly oblivious to be(...)

Paris Agreement: Donald Trump departs after announcing the United States’ withdrawal from the climate-change accord. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

The United States’ allies have condemned Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, warning that the global climate accord cannot b(...)

Speaking in Berlin, Dr Joachim Pfeiffer said he hoped  border controls and customs checkpoints could be avoided, but this would require major concession by London. Photograph: Maxwells

Promises by the United Kingdom that a hard Border on the island of Ireland will not be needed after Brexit happens are “illusory”, a top ally of Chan(...)

Jens Weidmann became the youngest ever Bundesbank president in 2011. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Vast windows line one wall of Jens Weidmann’s bright Bundesbank office, overlooking Frankfurt’s spectacular high-rise skyline as it gleams in the earl(...)

The bridges across the  Rhine river connecting Strasbourg with Kehl, Germany. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

As Germans look anxiously to the west, to the May 7th presidential run-off, the river Rhine has rarely seemed as wide. Even if French voters avoid th(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s team busafter it was hit by three explosions in Dortmund, Germany, on Tuesday. Photograph: Friedemann Vogel/EPA

German prosecutors have confirmed a “likely” Islamist terrorist link to the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus on Tuesday. The attack saw (...)