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(...)

 A message  at the scene of Friday’s shooting spree in Munich reads: “You did not deserve this.” Ali David Sonboly’s motivation was not Islamist extremism, investigators said, nor have they found any links to Germany’s refugee crisis. Photograph: EPA

The teenager who shot dead nine people and injured 35 in Munich on Friday had planned his attack for a year, according to police. Prosecutors said A(...)

Police secure the area around the McDonald’s restaurant and OEZ shopping centre the day after a shooting spree left in which nine people were killed in Munich. Photograph: Joerg Koch/Getty Images

Who was behind the Munich shooting? An 18-year-old Munich native from a family of reportedly Iranian extraction. Named locally as Ali Sonboly, the sc(...)

Train attacker Mohammed Riyadh: officials have said he came to Germany as an unaccompanied minor and registered as a refugee in June 2015 at Passau on the Austrian border. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Germany is likely to face more Islamist attacks, its interior minister said on Wednesday, but played down any link between the government’s open-door (...)

A controversial EU-Turkey deal is set to go into effect on Monday, despite opposition from rights groups who have warned that  the plan is unethical and potentially illegal. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images

Turkey says it is ready to take back up to 500 migrants from Greece on Monday, at the start of a controversial plan agreed with the European Union to (...)

A banner for the victims of the Brussels bombings reads ‘I am Brussels’ at the Place de la Bourse in  Belgium. Photograph: Martin Meissner/AP Photo

Belgian police were last night searching for at least one suspect believed to be on the run following Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels, as the (...)

A migrant receives a portion of food and water as refugees and migrants line up during food distribution at a relocation camp in Schisto, near Athens, Greece on Thursday. Photograph: Alkis Konstantinidis/Reuters

EU justice ministers warned that progress must be made in tackling the migration crisis by a March 7th summit or the Schengen area risks collapse, ami(...)

Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel is under growing domestic pressure to drive down asylum seeker numbers. Photoghraph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Germany has sent angry letters to Pakistan as well as north and west African countries, accusing them of refusing to take back failed asylum applicant(...)

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