German chancellor Angela Merkel speaking in the  Bundestag on Wednesday. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Chancellor Angela Merkel ditched a plan agreed on Tuesday for an extended Easter holiday to try to break a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic, ap(...)

Tornados of the German air force’s reconnaissance squadron 51. From next month German Tornados will fly reconnaissance missions over Isis strongholds. Photograph: Carsten Rehder/dpa via AP

Germany has begun preparations to deploy 1,200 soldiers and provide technical assistance for the international alliance against so-called Islamic Stat(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: The Emnid survey gives her and her allies more support than the rest of Germany’s Bundestag parties put together. Photograph: Axel Schmidt

Chancellor Angela Merkel is currently hiking in the Dolomites of South Tyrol and, after a decade in power, she shows no sign of slowing down in Berlin(...)

German finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble speaks during the budget debate in the Bundestag in Berlin. Photograph:Reuters

Finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said Germany would not take on new debt next year for the first time since 1969, underlining the robustness of th(...)