German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds a news conference after meeting with vaccine producers and Germany’s state prime ministers for a “vaccine discussion” via video conference. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Chancellor Angela Merkel promised all Germans a first shot of Covid-19 vaccine by the end of September, as long as drugmakers stick to their delivery(...)

German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said chancellor Angela Merkel  had ‘underestimated’ the challenge of integrating  migrants. Photograph: Reuters

German vice chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview on Saturday that chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives had “underestimated” the challeng(...)

German chancellor and chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel and the prime minister of hesse Volker Bouffier (CDU) greet supporters upon her arrival at an election campaign stop  in Frankfurt, Germany yesterday. Photograph:  Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images.

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will push the G20 to make more progress on regulating financial markets and crack down on tax evasion, co(...)

Peer Steinbrück in  Hamburg yesterday where he responded to claims about his SPD allies links to the NSA. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Edward Snowden was the uninvited guest in Hamburg yesterday as Social Democrat (SPD) Peer Steinbrück struggled to kick off his campaign to unseat Chan(...)