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Berlin no longer wants companies such as Facebook to self-regulate. Photograph: Getty Images

Germany has lost patience with Facebook. After years of asking, cajoling and threatening the US social network to work faster to tackle fake news an(...)

Maria Ladenburger: the student was raped and killed  in October  – she was last seen cycling home.  Photograph: Facebook

Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party has been accused of using the rape and killing of a 19-year-old woman to stir up fears abo(...)

As one of 12 vice-presidents of the 751-member parliament,Mairead McGuinness has built up a high profile and is well regarded within the EPP group. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Irish MEP Mairead McGuinness confirmed her intention to run for European Parliament president on Thursday after current president Martin Schulz announ(...)

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(...)

Fears that Deutsche Bank might struggle to pay a multibillion US fine for misselling securities have sparked weeks of stock market turbulence. Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Germany’s leading blue-chip companies are reportedly lining up to take a €5 billion stake in Deutsche Bank if the ailing Frankfurt lender needs to be (...)

Winning election formula: AfD candidate Georg Pazderski casts his vote. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

German voters delivered another slap in the face to Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday, handing her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) its worst-ever re(...)

Frauke Petry, chairwoman of AfD, with party candidate Lief-Erik Holm: said the coalition partners were damaging themselves by refusing to listen to the public. Photograph: Wolfgang Kumm/EPA

Angela Merkel faces a political fight to win back support for her controversial refugee policy following the success of the anti-immigration right-wi(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The election results are seen as a vote against her immigration policies. Photograph: Nicolas Asfonri/Reuters

A nationalist, anti-immigration party performed strongly in a state election in the region where German Chancellor Angela Merkel has her political bas(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel:  Proposals, to be presented by her Christian Democratic Union next week, will reportedly include a ban on burkas and dual citizenship for non-EU citizens. Photograph: AP

More than 150 German police carried out a series of raids yesterday, targeting radical preachers suspected of recruiting for so-called Islamic State. (...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives on the second day of the EU Summit in Brussels. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

When the news broke last Friday that the Leave campaign had won the referendum, Angela Merkel was the only EU leader besides UK prime minister David C(...)

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