Research found couples who met online were more likely to be planning to cohabit. Photograph: iStock

With the Covid crisis putting paid to New Year’s Eve celebrations and many other opportunities to seek romance in person, dating apps have thrived. B(...)

People  walk along the Castle Square in Stuttgart, southern Germany, on Tuesday. From Wednesday, face masks will be mandatory in  Stuttgart city centre. Photograph: by Thomas Kienzle/AFP via Getty Images

Germany’s population shrank for the first time in a decade after the coronavirus pandemic triggered a sharp drop in immigration this year, acceleratin(...)

Inflation in Germany, Europe ’s largest economy, fell to an annual rate of 1.5 per cent in February — the lowest in more than two years, offi(...)