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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(...)

The remains of the tower of one of the two twin windmills of Greetsiel, northern Germany. Photograph: Ingo Wagner/AP

Mainland Europe began a massive clear-up job on Tuesday after the previous evening’s storm, one of the most powerful in years, left at least 13 people(...)

 Barack Obama  standing in front of a window with a view of the  Reichstag during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin in  2008. Photograph: Reuters.

The White House was under intense pressure yesterday to reveal the extent to which Barack Obama knew about US surveillance operations targeting the le(...)

A file photo of the ensemble of the bishop’s residence in Limburg  earlier this month. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Pope Francis has suspended an embattled German bishop from his diocese, where he is under fire after spending €31 million on a new residence.After a 2(...)

Angela Merkel: she and European Commission president José Manuel Barroso discussed the Berlin-Brussels standoff during his visit to Berlin this week

Germany has indicated that senior bondholders could be tapped in future wind-downs of euro zone banks, putting it at odds with bank-resolution proposa(...)

Norbert Lammert is presented with flowers by German chancellor Angela Merkel after his re-election on Tuesday as president of the Bundestag. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Germany’s shrunken political opposition have sounded the alarm that, unless Bundestag rules are changed, they will have little to say in the new Berli(...)

Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst’s residence and his private chapel (second on right) in Limburg. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

After a week of waiting in the Vatican, Germany’s so-called “bling bishop” was given a 20-minute audience with Pope Francis yesterday, to explain how (...)

The European Central Bank in Frankfurt.  German economists said only limited direct ESM recapitalisations should be allowed when a euro zone banking union is established.

Leading German economists have described as “problematic” last year’s June EU summit conclusions allowing direct recapitalisations of euro zone banks (...)

Angela Merkel, leader of the Christian Democratic Union, Horst Seehofer (left), leader of the Christian Social Union, with German transport minister Peter Ramsauer following preliminary talks with the SPD in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Germany has moved one step closer to another grand coalition government after the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Social Democratic Party (SPD) a(...)

Austrian chancellor Werner Faymann. He ran a campaign calling for a €1,500 minimum monthly wage, tax cuts for lower earners and wealth taxes. Photograph: Georges Gobet/AFP/Getty Images

Austrian voters are likely to return their little-loved grand coalition when they go to the polls to elect a new government tomorrow.Austrian chancell(...)

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