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Lawyers for the defendant during the trial of suspected Russian assassin Vadim K in Berlin on Wednesday. Photograph: Pool/Getty Images

A Russian man has gone on trial in Germany accused of killing an exiled Chechen rebel leader in a Berlin park last year – allegedly on the orders of t(...)

Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny: Fell ill on a flight back to Moscow from Siberia on August 20th. Photograph: Sergei Ilnitsky/EPA

Angela Merkel has demanded an explanation from the Kremlin after stating that Alexei Navalny, the Russian opposition activist, was poisoned with the c(...)

Wirecard collapsed into insolvency on June 25th after admitting that about €1.9 billion in cash was missing from its accounts. Photograph:  Christof Stache

The German parliament is to hold a full inquiry into the collapse of the disgraced payments company Wirecard, in a move that will keep the affair at t(...)

The Bundestag voted on July 2nd to back the funding – but media organisations are still unsure whether to accept the money. Photograph: iStock

Germany’s print media organisations cannot decide whether it is an indecent proposal or an offer they can’t refuse. As the Covid-19 pandemic aggravat(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel still l has a year to go in office but already the pangs of remorse are growing for the future of the EU without the experienced, drama-free German leader. Photograph: EPA/John Thys / Pool

After 90 hours of talks over four days in Brussels, Angela Merkel had no rest on her return to Berlin. First, her last-minute telephone diplomacy help(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel addressing the Bundestag on Wednesday. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Germany has this week assumed the presidency of the Council of the European Union, and the timing could hardly be more crucial. The role, which rotat(...)

German regulators who are coming under fire for failing to investigate what increasingly appears to be one of the country’s worst ever accounting scandals. Photograph: dpa via AP

Ten days after police raided Wirecard’s Singapore office in February 2019 over allegations of accounting fraud, Germany’s financial regulator made its(...)

The plan will allow Bundestag MPs to get  the information they need on euro crisis bond-buying during their last sitting before the summer break. Photograph: Bloomberg

Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann will begin quarterly briefings to Bundestag MPs to explain better European Central Bank monetary policy decisions t(...)

Brussels faces an entrenched split over ways to finance Europe’s economic recovery after a group of four northern member states rejected a Franco-German plan to issue EU debt to provide grants for Covid-19-stricken countries.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Brussels faces an entrenched split over ways to finance Europe’s economic recovery after a group of four northern member states rejected a Franco-Germ(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel has ruled out any crisis measures outside the current EU rulebook. Photograph: Andreas Gora/EPA

Angela Merkel has struggled with decisions all her life. As a 12-year-old, she spent an entire swimming lesson shivering on a diving board until, just(...)

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