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German chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the federal state residence of Baden-Wuerttemberg in Berlin. Photograph: Omer Messinger/EPA

German chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged party leaders negotiating a tricky three-way coalition government to show more willingness to compromi(...)

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(...)

Bernie Duffy: ‘Local politics, and activism, is very much alive and kicking here.’

Germany goes to the polls on Sunday to elect the 19th Bundestag. Who do Irish Times Abroad readers living there think will win, and who will they be v(...)

Germany’s  environment minister Barbara Hendricks answers journalists’ questions on her recent  tour of Volkswagen’s manufacturing plant in Wolfsburg. Photograph: Reuters/Natasha Zekry

Seven weeks before they face re-election, German politicians have performed a remarkable handbrake turn in the growing Dieselgate scandal. After a tw(...)

 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(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel  and Horst Seehofer  in a beer tent during a joint campaigning event of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union  in Munich.   Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel gave her strongest indication yet that Europe and the US under president Donald Trump are drifting apart, saying relia(...)

 Angela Merkel with Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union: The German chancellor  won the Bavarian party’s endorsement to run for a fourth term, removing a potential source of conflict within the alliance ahead of elections in September. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German chancellor Angela Merkel has secured an uneasy truce with her boisterous Bavarian allies in a bid to secure a fourth term in office in Septemb(...)

Refugees from Syria in Julbach, Austria, near the Austrian-German border. Germany reported  a big drop last year in the numbers seeking asylum. Photograph: Armin Weigel/EPA

Germany has ascribed a two-thirds drop in asylum numbers last year to successful domestic and European measures agreed during the 2015 refugee crisis.(...)

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(...)

 German police outside of the apartment building where Syrian terror suspect Jaber al-Bakr was arrested in Leipzig on Monday. Photograph:   Carsten Koall/Getty Images

Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised a Syrian man who overpowered a would-be Islamic State bomber, bound him up with electric cable and handed him ove(...)

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