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The German economy ministry said there were initial signs that an industrial recession could be coming to an end as orders stabilise. Photograph: iStock

The German economy is more or less stagnating, the economy ministry said on Monday, adding there were initial signs that an industrial recession could(...)

An aerial view shows the place of the incident  on the motorway A9 near Muenchberg, Germany, Monday July 3, 2017. Photograph:  Bodo Schackow/dpa via AP)

German politicians have called for an overhaul of transport laws after claims that “rubbernecking” drivers may have cost lives by blocking emergency v(...)

 Members of the Green Party around Volker Beck (centre) celebrate after the vote on legalising same-sex marriages, at the German parliament (Bundestag) in Berlin on Friday. Photograph: EPA

Berlin Gay Pride week began on Friday morning in a shower of rainbow confetti in an unusual location – the Bundestag parliamentary chamber – as a larg(...)

Frank-Walter Steinmeier:   getting reluctant backing from Germany’s  conservative CDU/CSU alliance in his move towards the presidency.  Photograph: Yves Herman

German chancellor Angela Merkel has suffered a political setback by accepting that foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, a candidate from the riv(...)

Winning election formula: AfD candidate Georg Pazderski casts his vote. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

German voters delivered another slap in the face to Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday, handing her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) its worst-ever re(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel:  Proposals, to be presented by her Christian Democratic Union next week, will reportedly include a ban on burkas and dual citizenship for non-EU citizens. Photograph: AP

More than 150 German police carried out a series of raids yesterday, targeting radical preachers suspected of recruiting for so-called Islamic State. (...)

The second senate of the German federal constitutional court opens a hearing on a ban of Germany’s far-right National Democratic Party  at the court in Karlsruhe, Germany: over three days the eight-judge court will hear why the NPD deserves to be banned or not. Photograph: Marijan Murat/EPA

German federal states have launched a second attempt to ban the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) in a contested case critics say wi(...)

Angela Merkel: “I am no judge or criminal investigator, I can only rule out that the federal government has ever made laws that insinuate that anything like that can be done.” Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that her government has never acted in a way that would encourage tax optimisation by companies operating in Germany(...)

Luxembourg’s prime minister Xavier Bettel commenting on the tax debate in Brussels  said  “everybody is now in the same boat”. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

The surprise announcement by the European Commission that it is to extend its request for information on tax rulings to all European Union member stat(...)

German president Joachim Gauck says he has difficulties with the idea of an SED successor party leading a state government. Photograph: Nicolas Bouvy/EPA

Days before Germany remembers the fall of the Berlin Wall a quarter of a century ago, the heirs to the party that built the structure have taken a fur(...)

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