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German chancellor Angela Merkel speaks on the shooting in Hanau at the chancellery in Berlin. Photograph: Omer Messinger/EPA

Angela Merkel has said the murder of nine people in a shooting rampage by a suspected rightwing extremist has revealed the “poison” of racism and hate(...)

Greta Thunberg: ‘It would have been even nicer had you also reported how friendly and competently you were looked after by our team at your seat in the first class,’ said Deutsche Bahn. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has been criticised by a German rail firm for what it said was her implication that she had spent a journey wi(...)

Stephan Ersnt, supected of killing the administrative chief of the western German city of Kassel, Walter Lübcke, being escorted by police at the federal court of justice in Karlsruhe on Tuesday. Photograph: Uli Deck/AFP/Getty Images

The man charged with the murder last month of pro-immigration German politician Walter Lübcke has retracted his confession, his new lawyer said on Tu(...)

An honour guard stands at the coffin of murdered German politician Walter Lübcke at his memorial service at St Martin church  in Kassel. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

It was 2.30am on Saturday when a 50-man SWAT team raided a home in the western German city of Kassel. A woman and her two young children living inside(...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
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A proposed increase in third-level fees to more than €4,000 a year would deter people from poorer backgrounds from attending college, critics have said.  File photograph: ThinkStock

A proposed increase in third-level fees to more than €4,000 a year would deter people from poorer backgrounds from attending college, critics have sai(...)