Hannelore Kraft of the Social Democratic closes her eyes as she steps down after the state election in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia on  Sunday. Photograph: Martin Meissner

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party decisively won an election in Germany’s most populous state on Sunday, handing her Social Democratic opponents a humi(...)

Borussia Dortmund’s team busafter it was hit by three explosions in Dortmund, Germany, on Tuesday. Photograph: Friedemann Vogel/EPA

German prosecutors have confirmed a “likely” Islamist terrorist link to the bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus on Tuesday. The attack saw (...)