CDU leader Armin Laschet: Result will help assuage doubts about his ability to win the Bundestag election in September. Photograph: Marcel Kusch/AFP/Getty

Germany’s Christian Democrats won a decisive victory in elections in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt on Sunday, in a huge boost for their leader Ar(...)

Christmas stalls and a shoe store advertising sales during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Berlin. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

Germany is heading towards an extension of its “lockdown lite” for another three weeks to slow the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and make family gat(...)

People take part in a mourning march in Koethen, eastern Germany following the killing of a 22-year-old man. Photograph:  Odd Andersen / AFP

A 22-year-old German man died overnight in the eastern town of Koethen and two Afghans have been detained on suspicion of killing him, the police and (...)

A garden with a swimming pool is inundated by the waters of the Elbe river during floods near Magdeburg in Saxony-Anhalt. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Europe’s flood drama shifted north yesterday as the swollen river Elbe burst through several dams near the eastern city of Magdeburg. One 50-metre br(...)