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A protester stands wrapped in black-white-red imperial German flag in front of the Reichstag building guarded by policemen at the end of the demonstration in Berlin. Photograph: John Macdougall/AFP via Getty Images

Berlin police were guarding the Reichstag on Saturday evening after a mob attempted to storm the parliament building at the end of a day of protest ag(...)

Police officers patrol outside the Charité hospital as Russian dissident Alexei Navalny undergoes treatment inside, in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German doctors have confirmed Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny was poisoned. Mr Navalny fell ill in Russia on Thursday and was transfe(...)

 Jaka Bizilj  speaks to media  in front of Berlin’s Charité university hospital where Alexei Navalny is being treated. Photograph: Clemens Bilan/ EPA

Russian anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny is said to be in a critical but stable condition at a Berlin hospital, after his arrival in the German(...)

A naked sunbather chases a wild boar that stole his laptop at Teufelssee lake in Berlin. Photograph: Adele Landauer/AFP/Getty Images

Last week a Berlin wild boar became a global internet sensation after she was photographed stealing a laptop bag from a lake shore, with a nude bather(...)

 Angelina Bojahr (C) wears a  mask during an enrolment ceremony in the Lankow elementary school in Schwerin, Germany, last week. Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

Germany begins its greatest ever public health experiment on Monday, as 3.5 million children in four federal states, Berlin, Brandenburg, Schleswig-Ho(...)

Candice Gordon, first full-time cultural officer for the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, based  in the Irish embassy Berlin: “Cultural diplomacy is about opening dialogue and finding connections between countries, not forcing things down people’s throats.” she says.   . Photograph: Tom Taylor

Ireland’s image in Germany is “positive but limited”, with ingrained ideas of hard-drinking wild Celts playing traditional music, says Candice Gordon,(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel still l has a year to go in office but already the pangs of remorse are growing for the future of the EU without the experienced, drama-free German leader. Photograph: EPA/John Thys / Pool

After 90 hours of talks over four days in Brussels, Angela Merkel had no rest on her return to Berlin. First, her last-minute telephone diplomacy help(...)

The cartel senate members of the German federal court open the negotiations between Facebook and Bundeskartellamt, the German federal cartel authority. Photograph: Uli deck/ EPA

Facebook has insisted nothing will change for its German users after a court injunction on Tuesday that could limit its data collection policies. On (...)

People take part in a rainbow disco flashmob in front of the Presidential Palace in Warsaw, Poland, amid attacks on the LGBT community by president Andrzej Duda. Photograph: AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski

Poland’s president has revived an attack campaign on the country’s LGBT community, warning Poles to be vigilant against “foreign” attempts to co-opt t(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: ‘The claim she only ever follows public opinion is not true.’ Photograph: Clemens Bilan/Pool/EPA

A decade ago Angela Merkel was crowned Europe’s austerity queen for – in the eyes of hard-hit euro crisis countries – demanding cuts as her price for (...)

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