People take part in a mourning march in Koethen, eastern Germany following the killing of a 22-year-old man. Photograph:  Odd Andersen / AFP

A 22-year-old German man died overnight in the eastern town of Koethen and two Afghans have been detained on suspicion of killing him, the police and (...)

Asylum seekers at the reception and deportation centre for refugees in Regensburg in Bavaria. Photograph: Lukas Barth-Tuttas/EPA

Germany’s southern state of Bavaria is the country’s most popular destination, but the camps that opened their doors there on Wednesday are nothing f(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban  in Brussels, Belgium, last week.  Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

Hungary’s nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban is due to hold talks with German chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday, having suggested they could s(...)

 German interior minister Horst Seehofer: had threatened to resign unless Angela  Merkel agreed to tighter national border checks. Photograph: Alexander Becher/EPA

Austria’s far-right ruling Freedom Party (FPÖ) has launched a searing attack on German chancellor Angela Merkel for new asylum policies agreed on Mond(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after a party leadership meeting at the CDU headquarters in Berlin. Photograph: Omer Messinger/AFP/Getty Images

Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet her Bavarian allies on Monday afternoon in a last attempt to find agreement on migration policy and avoid rupture i(...)

“She’s wrecked”: German chancellor Angela Merkel. Photograph: Axel Schmidt/Reuters

Germany may no longer be soccer world champions, but the country remains the place to beat for media mood swings - from self-love to self-lo(...)

German chancellor and leader of the Christian Democratic Union Angela Merkel and party members at a leadership meeting at the CDU headquarters in Berlin. Photograph:  John Macdougall/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s coalition crisis escalated on Sunday as chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies struggled to accept last week’s Brussels refugee agreemen(...)

Refugees wait for a special train in Freilassing, southern Germany, in September 2015 after they were taken off express trains from Hungary and Austria. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

The German federal police officers, in black protective vests, are waiting on the platform of Flensburg’s redbrick expressionist station when the trai(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, French president Emmanuel Macron, Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and German chancellor Angela Merkel at an EU summit   breakfast meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

German chancellor Angela Merkel has faced down her rebellious coalition allies after securing EU and bilateral agreements to reduce asylum seeker numb(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel after her speech to the German Bundestag in Berlin. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

German chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that the fate of the EU could rest on find a joint solution to the emotive refugee question. Her own polit(...)

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