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British prime minister Theresa May embraces chancellor Angela Merkel  in Berlin on Tuesday. Photograph:  Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

With amusement, impatience, and a nod to the surreal repetition of “Groundhog Day”, British prime minister Theresa May met chancellor Angela Merkel in(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media in Neudietendorf near Erfurt, Germany, yesterday. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is meeting German chancellor Angela Merkel in Dublin on Thursday where the two will discuss the possible second extension of ar(...)

Defendants Marvin N (L) and Hamdi H (C) await a verdict in their case at court in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Paul Zinken/dpa/AFP/Getty Images

Two German men who killed a motorist during an illegal car race through Berlin have been sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of se(...)

Children at the al-Hawl  camp, which is saturated by civilians fleeing Baghouz, the last pocket in Syria held by Islamic State. Photograph: Laurence Geai/Le Monde

Unlike many western European countries, the State has taken a relatively benign approach to the question of what to do with jihadists returning from S(...)

German car companies argue there was nothing illegal in their meetings to agree “clean diesel” norms.

European competition authorities are readying anti-cartel fines of up to €1 billion each for German car giants BMW, VW and Daimler. The companies are(...)

A customer pays for a hot dog in Frankfurt at the start of  2002. The euro’s introduction is remembered as an unsentimental quid pro quo. Photograph: AP/Wolfram Steinberg

Germans are not known for public outbursts of emotion yet many get misty-eyed at the memory of the Deutschmark, which began its long goodbye 20 years (...)

Global markets tumbled after the arrest in Canada of a top executive at Chinese telecoms group Huawei fanned concern over the ability of the US and China to make their trade truce permanent

A global stock market slump wiped €2.5 billion off Irish stocks on Thursday as Ireland’s main stock index fell 3.11 per cent. Markets tumbled after th(...)

Guards at the Poland-Ukraine Border

The surest way to raise a smile on a Polish border guard’s face is to mention Brexit buzzwords like “frictionless” and “invisible”. Brexit talks remai(...)

 Cardinal Reinhard Marx speaks to the media after a press conference  in Fulda, Germany. Photograph: Armando Babani/EPA

German investigators say they were left “shaken” by the scale of clerical sex abuse and institutional cover-up in Germany’s Catholic Church. Speakin(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel gives a statement following an agreement over the weekend on the fate of domestic intelligence head Hans-Georg Maassen, in Berlin. Photograph: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images

It doesn’t take long to summarise what has happened since, exactly a year ago, Germans elected a new federal government. First, German politicians sp(...)

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