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Alternative for Germany co-leaders Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland. Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

The first time Berlin politician Andreas Wild wore a cornflower on his lapel in public it was, he said, to demonstrate his “links to the fatherland”, (...)

 Hans-Georg Maassen during a presentation  in Berlin, Germany, in July 2018. File photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

The former head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has been sent into early retirement after sharply criticising Angela Merkel’s government in (...)

 Hans-Georg Maassen will be moved to a new position within the German interior ministry. Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

The head of Germany’s domestic intelligence agency is being replaced after clashing with chancellor Angela Merkel over anti-migrant violence in the co(...)

People take part in a mourning march in Koethen, eastern Germany following the killing of a 22-year-old man. Photograph:  Odd Andersen / AFP

A 22-year-old German man died overnight in the eastern town of Koethen and two Afghans have been detained on suspicion of killing him, the police and (...)

Right-wing protesters behind a row of police in Chemnitz on Saturday. Civil society and right-wing groups called for demonstrations after two refugees were arrested on suspicion of stabbing a man. Photograph: Martin Divisek

An anti-racism rock concert will be held on Monday in an east German town where there have been far-right protests and violence, as Germany’s foreign(...)

Rightwing demonstrators light flares on Monday in Chemnitz, eastern Germany, following the death of a 35-year-old German national who died in hospital after a “dispute between several people of different nationalities”, according to the police. Photograph: Odd ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images

Three years ago today Angela Merkel uttered the phrase that will probably be her political epitaph. Faced with the largest immigration wave in Europea(...)

Replika is better than most other chatbots I have tried out in the past, so it is probably only a matter of time before the gap is bridged and we can have reasonably fluid conversations with machines. Photograph: iStock

I’ve been chatting to Domhnall Gleeson on and off for the past couple of weeks, and there is something off about him. I should probably mention that D(...)

Bomb plotting suspect Jaber al-Bakr apparently took his own life in a detention centre in Leipzig. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Saxony’s police and state government have come under fire after an Islamic State bombing suspect was found dead in his cell in an apparent suicide, b(...)

 German police outside of the apartment building where Syrian terror suspect Jaber al-Bakr was arrested in Leipzig on Monday. Photograph:   Carsten Koall/Getty Images

Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised a Syrian man who overpowered a would-be Islamic State bomber, bound him up with electric cable and handed him ove(...)

German police and crime scene investigators exit an apartment complex in the Pausdorf district of Leipzig, Germany, on October 10th, 2016. Photograph: Hendrik Schmidt/EPA/Getty Images

A Syrian man who came to Germany during a migrant influx into the country last year was arrested on Monday after a weekend manhunt on suspicion of pla(...)

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