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Does Germany need a stimulus package to cope with recession?

German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has been mulling an economic stimulus package, should Europe's largest economy slide into a full-blown recession. It would mark a departure from a policy of balanced annual budgets.

Worries on the horizon for Angela Merkel

From climate change and trembling spells to a trembling government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces many challenges as she returns to office post-vacation.


Angela Merkel: 'I distance myself' from Donald Trump's racist comments

Merkel joined other international leaders who have criticized Trump. The US president had tweeted that the congresswomen from the Democratic Party should "go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came."

A political murder and far-right terrorism: Germany’s new hateful reality

Far-right militancy is resurgent in Germany, in ways that are new and very old, horrifying a country that prides itself on dealing honestly with its murderous past.

German leader Merkel says 'I'm fine' after shaking at events

Last week, Merkel's whole body shook as she stood outside in hot weather alongside Ukraine's president.

Merkel gets a break as her partner stays in coalition, for now

The departure of Andrea Nahles as the head of the Social Democrats on Sunday followed the party’s poor results in European elections and shook Germany’s political class.


France, Germany spar over European Union leadership

Besides commission president, other big roles that need to be filled later this year include the head of the European Parliament and the European Central Bank (ECB), the bloc's foreign policy chief and the head of the European Council.

German state vote could threaten future of Merkel coalition

Polls in Germany's smallest state, focused on the port city of the same name, are tight but indicate the SPD risks losing a stronghold it has ruled for 73 years. No other German state has been ruled by the same party for so long.

Youth’s video takes aim at Merkel’s party in run-up to European elections

The video has led to a storm of debate in a country that is just starting to come to terms with the outsize effect that independent journalists and activists on social media can have on the public discourse.

Germany: Angela Merkel's fan accidentally grounds chancellor's plane

The accident is a headache the air force doesn't need, after a string of highly publicised breakdowns of the aging government fleet causing delays for Angela Merkel and others.

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Photos Of The Year: Vladimir Putin's workout, Mark Zuckerberg's daughter, Barack Obama's selfie

Russian President Vladimir Putin exercises in a gym, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla are seen with their daughter named Max, Barack Obama poses for a selfie.

Top Frames: Hillary Clinton campaigns in Nevada, 13 died in Karachi landslide

Hillary Clinton greets members of the culinary workers union local 226 as she arrives to speak at a demonstration outside the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, At least 13 people, including seven children, died as a landslide hit shanties erected in Karachi's Gulistan-i-Jauhar area early Tuesday Ocotber 13.


PM Narendra Modi, Angela Merkel share 'Make in India' dream in Bengaluru

Merkel is on a three-day visit to India. On Monday, she held talks with PM Modi in New Delhi after the signing of 18 pacts between the two countries.

Angela Merkel meets PM Narendra Modi, receives ceremonial welcome before delegations meet

Angela Merkel, who is on a three-day visit to the capital and Bengaluru beginning Sunday, is meeting Modi under the framework of the Indo-German Intergovernmental Consultations.

Modi's Day 2 in Germany

Narendra Modi enters the second day of his Germany visit.

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Germany: 'Merkel must go!' say anti-refugee and anti-TTIP protesters

Scores of people gathered to condemn German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her policies at a protest in Radolfzell, Monday, as she visited a dairy factory in the town. Protesters held banners and placards condemning her policy on refugees, TTIP and calling for her “to go.” One protester, Resch Hans, called the TTIP agreement “secret” and […]

Aleppo: Germany and Turkey call on NATO for help with refugees

Turkey and Germany plan to seek help from NATO allies in monitoring the flow of migrants trying to get to Europe from Syria via Turkey and the Aegean Sea. Angela Merkel and Ahmet Davotoglu said the matter would be officially and jointly raised at a meeting of NATO defence ministers on Thursday. “Turkey and Germany […]