British prime minister Boris Johnson and German chancellor Angela Merkel. German officials say the chancellor will  continue looking for a solution to the Brexit deadlock until time is up. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Germany has shrugged off British leaks of a Brexit phone call between prime minister Boris Johnson and chancellor Angela Merkel. Dr Merkel’s spokesm(...)

Ursula von der Leyen: was once considered a potential reserve chancellor. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

German defence minister Ursula von der Leyen was attending an away day for the Bundeswehr armed forces on Tuesday, 45 minutes south of Berlin, when he(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel takes part in the presentation of the appointment and dismissal certificate as Federal Minister of Justice to Katarina Barley (SPD) and the new Federal Minister of Justice Christine Lambrecht  in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Kay Nietfeld/dpa/AP

German chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking at a public ceremony on Thursday, the second time this month, prompting assurances from her spokesman(...)

A video grab obtained from drone footage shows the wreckage of a tourist bus that crashed on April 17, 2019 in Canico, on the Portuguese island of Madeira.  Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Madeira began three days of mourning on Thursday for 29 German tourists who died after their bus veered off a steep road, as Germany’s foreign minist(...)

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(...)

 Men who had been arrested by Syrian Democratic Forces soldiers over suspected links to the Islamic State being  held in Deir al-Zour province, Syria. Photograph: Ivor Prickett/The New York Times

Shamima Begum left London as a 15-year-old schoolgirl to join Islamic State in Syria. Four years later and with a baby born days ago, she has pleaded (...)

Alexander Zakharchenko, left, the leader of pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk, was killed in a bomb attack last Friday. Photograph: Darko Vojinovic/AP Photo

Russia has said it will not withdraw from talks to end the war in eastern Ukraine following the murder of a separatist leader in the region, as German(...)

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont: the final decision on whether to extradite him from Germany to Spain will be taken by the higher regional court in Kiel. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AP

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont will spend Easter in a northern German prison – and possibly much longer – as courts there decide how to ac(...)

A protester with  a sign reading Diesel-Abgase Toeten! (Diesel Emissions Kill) at  the ministry of transport in Berlin. Reports of  experiments with diesel pollutants on animals and people  have caused horror in German political circles. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/EPA

Dieselgate has revved back into life with revelations that German car manufacturers carried out medical tests on humans using exhaust fumes. After re(...)

 Angela Merkel: SPD officials have accused her of taking advantage of her position to secure a logistical advantage over challenger Martin Schulz. Photograph:  Jochen Luebke/AFP/Getty Images

Germany’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, has come under fire for securing a deep discount on helicopter flights to shuttle her between party political ral(...)

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