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 (...)

Refugees from Syria in Julbach, Austria, near the Austrian-German border. Germany reported  a big drop last year in the numbers seeking asylum. Photograph: Armin Weigel/EPA

Germany has ascribed a two-thirds drop in asylum numbers last year to successful domestic and European measures agreed during the 2015 refugee crisis.(...)

Fabrizia Di Lorenzo (31), thought to be one of the 12 victims of Monday’s attack, had lived and worked in Berlin for several years. Her mobile phone and metro pass were found at the scene. Photograph: Twitter

Several of the victims of Monday’s truck attack in Berlin have yet to be formally identified, German officials have said, and 16 survivors remain in h(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at a Christmas market in Berlin on Tuesday. Photograph: Maurizio Gambarini/dpa via AP

German police have admitted they are not sure who carried out the Monday evening attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12, after releasing t(...)

 Rescue workers around a truck which  crashed into a Christmas market close to the Kaiser Wilhelm memorial church in Berlin, Germany on Monday evening. At least nine people have died in the incident. Photograph:  Paul Zinken/EPA

Germany is in shock and mourning after a truck ploughed into a Berlin Christmas market on Monday evening in a possible terrorist attack that killed 12(...)

Bomb plotting suspect Jaber al-Bakr apparently took his own life in a detention centre in Leipzig. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Saxony’s police and state government have come under fire after an Islamic State bombing suspect was found dead in his cell in an apparent suicide, b(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel attends a news conference after an EU summit n Bratislava, Slovakia. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

Last October, a 26-year-old fireman helped put out a fire at an asylum home in the western city of Hagen. A week ago he was sentenced to six years in (...)

Angela Merkel has seen growing political resistance to her commendable open-door policy to refugees, not least in her Christian Democratic Union (CDU)(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel:  Proposals, to be presented by her Christian Democratic Union next week, will reportedly include a ban on burkas and dual citizenship for non-EU citizens. Photograph: AP

More than 150 German police carried out a series of raids yesterday, targeting radical preachers suspected of recruiting for so-called Islamic State. (...)

A police officer in protective gear inspects a back pack used to carry an explosive device at the scene of a suicide attack in the southern German city of Ansbach on Monday. Photograph: AFP

Bavarian authorities say they have found violent Islamic State videos on a mobile phone and laptop belonging to a 27 year-old failed Syrian asylum see(...)