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German chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the federal state residence of Baden-Wuerttemberg in Berlin. Photograph: Omer Messinger/EPA

German chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged party leaders negotiating a tricky three-way coalition government to show more willingness to compromi(...)

Germany’s  environment minister Barbara Hendricks answers journalists’ questions on her recent  tour of Volkswagen’s manufacturing plant in Wolfsburg. Photograph: Reuters/Natasha Zekry

Seven weeks before they face re-election, German politicians have performed a remarkable handbrake turn in the growing Dieselgate scandal. After a tw(...)

VW Touareg: likely to face a road ban

Germany has warned that the VW Touareg is likely to face a road ban because its on-board software manipulates emissions, days after a ban on the new P(...)

An aerial view shows the place of the incident  on the motorway A9 near Muenchberg, Germany, Monday July 3, 2017. Photograph:  Bodo Schackow/dpa via AP)

German politicians have called for an overhaul of transport laws after claims that “rubbernecking” drivers may have cost lives by blocking emergency v(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel  and Horst Seehofer  in a beer tent during a joint campaigning event of the Christian Democratic Union and the Christian Social Union  in Munich.   Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel gave her strongest indication yet that Europe and the US under president Donald Trump are drifting apart, saying relia(...)

 Angela Merkel with Horst Seehofer, leader of the Christian Social Union: The German chancellor  won the Bavarian party’s endorsement to run for a fourth term, removing a potential source of conflict within the alliance ahead of elections in September. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German chancellor Angela Merkel has secured an uneasy truce with her boisterous Bavarian allies in a bid to secure a fourth term in office in Septemb(...)

Anis Amri: Reward offered for infromation as to his whereabouts. Photograph: Reuters

Anis Amri who is the chief suspect in the Berlin Christmas market attack left Tunisia seven years ago as an illegal emigrant and spent time in prison (...)

Frank-Walter Steinmeier:   getting reluctant backing from Germany’s  conservative CDU/CSU alliance in his move towards the presidency.  Photograph: Yves Herman

German chancellor Angela Merkel has suffered a political setback by accepting that foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, a candidate from the riv(...)

 German president Joachim Gauck, his wife Daniela Schadt and  Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a memorial service for the victims of last week’s shooting spree in Munich, which left nine victims dead. Photograph:   Johannes Simon/Getty Images

Germans were urged to stand together and to not lose their humanity at a service on Sunday attended by Chancellor Angela Merkel to remember the victim(...)

Kosovar Albanians at the funeral of Dijamant Zabergja, a victim of the shooting in Munich, in the village of Ropice, Kosovo. Photograph: Petrit Prenaj/EPA

In Munich’s famous Hofbräuhaus beer hall, waiters perform their impressive choreography as always – weaving between the crowds to serve beer and roast(...)

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