Dr Camilla Rothe and her team prepare for a shift at Munich University Hospital earlier this month. Photograph: Laetitia Vancon/New York Times

Dr Camilla Rothe was about to leave for dinner when the government laboratory called with the surprising test result. Positive. It was January 27th. S(...)

Police officers search for evidence near Würzburg, Germany, following a train attack. Photograph: Josef Hildenbrand/EPA

German police have said Monday evening’s axe attack on a Bavaria train was politically motivated, but have yet to find a direct link between Islamist (...)

Austrian chancellor Werner Faymann: “Sticking refugees in trains and sending them somewhere completely different to where they think they’re going reminds us of the darkest chapter of our continent’s history.” Photograph: Heinz-Peter Bader/Reuters

Austria’s chancellor criticised Hungary for its handling of the refugee crisis on Saturday, likening the country’s policies to Nazi deportations durin(...)

A migrant child walks after arriving by train to the main railway station in Munich, Germany on Sunday. Austria and Germany threw open their borders to thousands of exhausted migrants on Saturday, bussed to the Hungarian border by a government that tried to stop them but was overwhelmed. Photograph: Reuters/Michael Dalder

The German government will spend an extra €6 billion to cope with this year’s record influx of refugees, the ruling coalition said on Monday. State an(...)

Refugees who arrived in Germany by crossing the nearby Austrian border  at the X-Point Halle initial registration center of the German federal police  near Passau, Bavaria, Germany. Photograph: Joerg Koch/Getty Images

Bavarian’s conservative state government has come under fire for plans to erect deportation camps on its borders for refugees from Balkan states. (...)

An original copy of “Mein Kampf” found after the liberation of Europe.  Photograph:  Glenn Asakawa/The Denver Post via Getty Images

A battle is looming over Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf after Bavaria abandoned plans to finance a critical edition of the work and instead will challenge (...)