Policemen stand near a public service bus in Kuecknitz near Luebeck northern Germany, after several people were injured in the bus in an assault by a man wielding a knife. Photograph: Markus Scholz/AFP/Getty Images

A man armed with a knife has attacked passengers on a crowded bus in the northern German city of Lübeck before being overpowered and arrested. Nine p(...)

 Catalonia’s former leader Carles Puigdemont: prosecutors said they would soon decide whether to authorise his extradition. Photograph:  Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

A German court has ruled that exiled former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont can be extradited but, in a blow to the Spanish judiciary, it has deci(...)

Germany chancellor Angela Merkel with Hungary’s far-right prime minister Viktor Orban.  Migration, as Merkel repeats now on a daily basis, is the issue on which the EU’s fate rests. Photograph:  Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

It’s a worrying sign of the times when Chancellor Angela Merkel’s talks yesterday afternoon with Theresa May on Brexit are viewed in Berlin as light r(...)

Charges faced by Carles Puigdemont over the organising of an illegal secession referendum in Catalonia carry a maximum prison sentence of 30 years. File photograph: Getty Images

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont’s return to face Spanish courts moved one step closer on Tuesday when German state prosecutors asked a cour(...)

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont: the final decision on whether to extradite him from Germany to Spain will be taken by the higher regional court in Kiel. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont will spend Easter in a northern German prison – and possibly much longer – as courts there decide how to ac(...)

A protester gestures as he walks past riot police officers during clashes at a demonstration in Barcelona on Sunday night after Catalonia’s former president was arrested by German police. Photograph: Luis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

Riot police clashed with protesters on Sunday evening in Barcelona, hours after ex-Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was detained near the German-Da(...)

Carles Puigdemont is currently in police custody in Germany. File photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

German police say they have detained fugitive Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on a European arrest warrant. Police in the northern state of Schleswi(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after  talks with potential coalition partners in Berlin on Wednesday. Photograph: Bernd Von Jutrczenka/AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc and the pro-business Free Democrats described their first talks on building a coalition government(...)

Police suspect Dean Steele and his friends were taking selfies on the central crash barrier on the A24 autobahn when Mr Steele was struck by a car. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

A Scottish man has been knocked down and killed on a German motorway after trying to take a selfie, according to police. The man was named on social(...)

German police in heavy protection gear stand guard in front of the ‘Hotel Fuerstenhof’ hotel in Leipzig, Germany, September 6th, 2016. On Tuesday 13th, the federal criminal police office said that six locations in two German states were searched. It said that, as well as the arrests, ‘extensive material’ was seized as evidence. Photograph: Sebastian Willnow/EPA

Germany has said that three Syrian men apprehended on Tuesday had links to last November’s Islamic State attacks in Paris and were smuggled into Europ(...)

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