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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”, (...)

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(...)

President of Germany’s Federal Office for Migration and Refugees  Jutta Cordt and interior minister Thomas de Maizière: “The federal office for migration and refugees is no longer preoccupied with managing the crisis consequences,” said Mr de Maizière. Photograph:  Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty

The peak of Germany’s 2015-2016 refugee crisis may have passed, but new figures make clear how much strain remains. Almost 187,000 asylum application(...)

Frauke Petry, a leading member of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD), who is leaving the party. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) holds its first Bundestag parliamentary party meeting this morning and, in a nod to Brendan Beha(...)

Jeannie de Clarens with her husband, Henri. They both survived stays in concentration camps. Photograph: New York Times

Born April 1st, 1919 Died August 23rd, 2017 Jeannie de Clarens, an amateur spy who passed a wealth of information to the British about the developme(...)

Forensic experts work at the scene where a tour bus burst into flames following a collision with a trailer truck on the highway A9 near Münchberg, southern Germany. Photogaph: Nicolas Armer/AFP/Getty

German crash investigators say a bus that caught fire on Monday morning, killing 18 passengers, may have been burning before it collided with an artic(...)

Jens Weidmann: The return of inflation to Germany may allow the Bundesbank president to push for a reduction in the ESB’s bond-buying programme. Photograph: Susann Prautsch/AFP/Getty Images

German inflation probably picked up in February, surpassing the European Central Bank’s target of a rate just under 2 per cent for the first time in m(...)

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(...)

Supporters of the anti-immigrant Pegida movement hold up a banner reading “Merkel – Non-Word of the Year” during a rally in Dresden. Photograph: Arno Burgi/AFP/Getty Images

At night, Dresden’s baroque Altstadt or old town has a fascinating, morbid atmosphere. On Monday nights, however, the atmosphere is gruesome. For almo(...)

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Consumer prices in Germany barely rose in May, regional data indicated on Monday, suggesting that an economic upswing, record-high employment and risi(...)

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