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Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras said yesterday he saw no financing hole in the current aid programme for Greece. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras has insisted there is no “hole” in Greece’s EU-IMF programme and, after a six-year recession, insisted he could s(...)

This photo from 1925 and provided by Kunstsammlungen Zwickau museum shows art historian Hildebrand Gurlitt,  who was the first director of the museum, and who left the artworks to his son Cornelius Gurlitt.

Germany is facing pressure to overhaul how it deals with the legacy of Nazi-era art seizures as a legal quagmire involving competing claims to a massi(...)

Social Democratic Party general  secretary Andrea Nahles: said her party would “in future rule out no coalitions, except with far-right parties”. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) has ended a two-decade political taboo and embraced the idea of entering a coalition with the hard-left Lin(...)

A combination photograph of two formerly unknown paintings by German artist Otto Dix beamed on to a wall on November 5th in an Augsburg courtroom

Germany has responded to international criticism of how it has handed the discovery of a huge haul of lost art in Munich by publishing details of 25 w(...)

 German chancellor Angela Merkel with colleagues in Berlin yesterday.  Photograph:  Tobias Schwarz/Reuters

Seven weeks after Germany’s federal election, Berlin’s government quarter resembles the land that time forgot. When the German people spoke, they left(...)

A sticker simulating broken glass is pasted up in a Berlin department store yesterday. Some 120 retailers took part in the Diversity Destroyed event to remember the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. Photograph: Reuters/Thomas Peter

It took a month – and a pointed request from Dublin – for our man in Berlin to file a report on Kristallnacht, November 9th, 1938.Now a Berlin synagog(...)

German Greens lawmaker Hans-Christian Stroebele points at the signature on a letter he received from fugitive former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, at a news conference in Berlin, November 1, 2013. Stroebele met Snowden in Moscow on Thursday, Stroebele’s office said in a statement, and would give details of the meeting on Friday.

Exiled whistleblower Edward Snowden has said he has no regrets over exposing what he dubbed an “unaccountable system of pervasive surveillance” operat(...)

Hans-Christian Stroebele, a member of the German Greens Party and the Bundestag, holds up a letter from Edward Snowden, former contractor with the National Security Agency (NSA), that Mr Snowden gave him  in Moscow yesterday. Photograph: Getty

US whistleblower Edward Snowden has said he regrets nothing of his actions to expose surveillance programmes operated by the National Security Agency (...)

A protester against US spying is escorted by Capitol Police from a hearing yesterday in which US director of national intelligence James Clapper testified on potential changes to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Photograph: Jason Reed/Reuters

US and British intelligence services reportedly operate a massive data interception and storage programme involving the email and online storage servi(...)

US journalist Glenn Greenwald, who first published the documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Photograph: Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters

Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald, who first published details of US surveillance provided by Edward Snowden, has backed German calls for the N(...)

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