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German chancellor Angela Merkel flung open the door to marriage equality in Germany without revealing where she stood. Photograph: Alexander Koerner/Getty Images

The German Bundestag is likely to vote in favour of marriage equality on Friday after chancellor Angela Merkel softened her opposition and promised a (...)

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault says  Boris Johnson ‘told a lot of lies to the British people’ during the Brexit campaign.

Britain’s new foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, is a liar with his back against the wall, his French counterpart has said. Jean-Marc Ayrault, who met(...)

Newly appointed Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leaves his home in north London. Photograph: Lauren Hurley/PA Wire

The world of politics, diplomacy and celebrity has reacted with a mixture of amusement and horror to the news that Boris Johnson has been appointed Br(...)

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(...)

Refugees who arrived in Germany by crossing the nearby Austrian border  at the X-Point Halle initial registration center of the German federal police  near Passau, Bavaria, Germany. Photograph: Joerg Koch/Getty Images

Bavarian’s conservative state government has come under fire for plans to erect deportation camps on its borders for refugees from Balkan states. (...)

Members of the new German coalition government, including (from left)  Sigmar Gabriel, chairman of the SPD;  foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier; defence minister Ursula von der Leyen; and CDU leader and chancellor Angela Merkel (far right). Photograph: Seán Gallup/Getty Images

Asked in September how long she expected coalition negotiations to take, chancellor Angela Merkel joked that “Christmas comes sooner than you think”.A(...)