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 Angelina Bojahr (C) wears a  mask during an enrolment ceremony in the Lankow elementary school in Schwerin, Germany, last week. Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

Germany begins its greatest ever public health experiment on Monday, as 3.5 million children in four federal states, Berlin, Brandenburg, Schleswig-Ho(...)

New Tesla electric cars.  The US car-maker  is moving into Germany’s heartland to challenge Volkswagen, BMW and Daimler’s Mercedes-Benz as the country targets a massive increase in electric car sales. Photograph: Getty Images

Tesla will rework plans for its factory near Berlin, Germany, to appease environmental critics and ensure its first European outpost can start produci(...)

AfD members Andreas Kalbitz (R) and Bjoern Hoecke (L) are seen in Koenigs Wusterhausen, Germany, in August 2019. Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has said it is formally placing part of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party under surveillance af(...)

In his annual speech to senior staff, Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess also lamented the company’s inability to woo investors as successfully as US rival Tesla, whose market capitalisation is closing in on VW

Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess has warned that the world’s largest carmaker will have to “slaughter some sacred cows” and transform itself i(...)

Sanita Puspure, dual world champion in the single sculls: “I find [I have] a more efficient way to move the boat, which gives you a second every 500m which is four seconds over the 2,000 metres, which is a massive margin.”  Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho Games in Tokyo

“A mother, a wife, a rower, 2 x Olympian, 2 x World and European Champion. Proud to be wearing green vest.” As Twitter handles go it sums up Ireland’(...)

Elon Musk: ‘Everyone knows that German engineering is outstanding.’ Photograph: Philip Pacheco/AFP

Tesla chief Elon Musk grabbed the headlines on a flying visit to Berlin on Tuesday, announcing he would build his first European production facility n(...)

Pens and stickers bearing a portrait of Andreas Kalbitz, member the far-right AfD (Alternative for Germany). Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images.

One consistent colour stands out in the charts after eastern Germany’s weekend elections: a broad, bright strip of Alternative für Deutschland blue. (...)

Brandenburg candidates for the Freie Waehler party  Peter Vida, the Greens’ Benjamin Raschke and the far-right AfD party’s Andreas Kalbitz. Photograph:  Christoph Soeder

Germany’s far-right populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party surged ahead in two regional elections on Sunday in eastern Germany, increasing p(...)

An election poster of the right-wing Alternative für Deutschland party declares: “Take a chance on more democracy!” Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Some 30 years ago they took to the streets and brought down a regime. Now former East German civil rights campaigners have sounded the alarm, fearing (...)

Cecilienhof Palace in Potsdam in northeastern Germany. The heirs of the former Prussian monarchy are seeking the return of artworks and the right of residence in various properties.  Photograph: Barbara Sax/AFP

Cecilienhof is where, in 1945, the victorious allies set down the terms for post-war European order and set in motion events that led to the cold war.(...)

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