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Germany floods: what led to this ‘once-in-a-century’ disaster?
A destroyed railway bridge
In Brief

Germany floods: what led to this ‘once-in-a-century’ disaster?

Nearly 200 people died in Germany and Belgium; hundreds are still unaccounted for
23 Jul 2021
Germany strikes US deal on controversial Russia pipeline
Angela Merkel and Joe Biden at the White House
Behind the scenes

Germany strikes US deal on controversial Russia pipeline

Joe Biden accused of ‘total surrender to Putin’ over controversial gas pipeline
22 Jul 2021
Frontrunner to replace Merkel criticised over flood ‘sniggering’
Armin Laschet speaks to reporters during a visit to Erftstadt, North Rhine-Westphalia
In Brief

Frontrunner to replace Merkel criticised over flood ‘sniggering’

Catastrophic extreme weather may hand boost to rival Green Party campaign
19 Jul 2021
Why Namibians have rejected ‘insulting’ €1bn German aid offer
German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass announces the deal with the Namibian government
In Depth

Why Namibians have rejected ‘insulting’ €1bn German aid offer

Ethnic leaders are demanding €440bn in reparations for killing of up to 75,000 people
4 Jun 2021
What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care systems
Elderly people
In Depth

What Britain can learn from Japan and Germany’s social care systems

In both countries new taxes were introduced to pay for comprehensive care
13 May 2021
German intelligence turns spotlight on Covid conspiracy theorists
German riot police clash with Querdenker protesters in Leipzig
In Depth

German intelligence turns spotlight on Covid conspiracy theorists

Security services target ‘Querdenker’ movement behind violent anti-lockdown protests
30 Apr 2021
Maskentrottel: Germany coins 1,200 new Covid words
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Tall Tales

Maskentrottel: Germany coins 1,200 new Covid words

And other stories from the stranger side of life
23 Apr 2021

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Is Germany on the verge of electing its first Green chancellor?
Green party candidate for German chancellor Annalena Baerbock
In Depth

Is Germany on the verge of electing its first Green chancellor?

Polls put the left-wing party just behind Angela Merkel’s CDU
20 Apr 2021
Under-30s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine
Boris Johnson AstraZeneca
Today’s big question

Under-30s to be offered alternative to AstraZeneca vaccine

UK regulator says evidence of a link between the jab and very rare blood clot is ‘firming up’
7 Apr 2021
‘Face condom’: pandemic inspires new German words
Angela Merkel pictured wearing a white face mask.
Tall Tales

‘Face condom’: pandemic inspires new German words

And other stories from the stranger side of life
16 Mar 2021
Election results spell trouble for Angela Merkel’s heir
German Chancellor Angela Merkel puts on face mask
Why we’re talking about . . .

Election results spell trouble for Angela Merkel’s heir

Voters punish chancellor’s party amid slow Covid vaccine rollout and face mask scandal
15 Mar 2021
Priest accidentally plays grime during mass
Kincasslagh and Burtonport Parish
Tall Tales

Priest accidentally plays grime during mass

And other stories from the stranger side of life
12 Mar 2021
Germany U-turns on Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
German Chancellor Angela Merkel alongside Health Minister Jens Spahn
The latest on . . .

Germany U-turns on Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine

Berlin rolling out UK-developed jab to over-65s after doubts about efficacy disproved
5 Mar 2021
Has ‘scaremongering’ about the Oxford jab undermined EU’s vaccination campaign?
Emmanuel Macron gestures as he speaks during a video conference meeting.
The latest on . . .

Has ‘scaremongering’ about the Oxford jab undermined EU’s vaccination campaign?

People in Germany and France are refusing to be inoculated with the UK-developed vaccine
23 Feb 2021
‘Party prince’ sues son over €1 sale of German castle
Marienburg Castle
Stranger than fiction

‘Party prince’ sues son over €1 sale of German castle

Ernst August of Hanover has launched legal bid to regain control of ancestral seat from state
18 Feb 2021
Is Germany too close to Russia for its allies’ comfort?
Angela Merkel and Vladimir Putin in 2020
In Depth

Is Germany too close to Russia for its allies’ comfort?

Clash over planned pipeline reignites concern over soft stance towards Moscow
10 Feb 2021
How German media misrepresented the AstraZeneca jab
Boris Johnson with a vial of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
Behind the scenes

How German media misrepresented the AstraZeneca jab

Political briefings - not facts and figures - may explain ‘incorrect’ claims
27 Jan 2021
Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions
Residents at a care home in Belgium receive the Covid vaccine
In Focus

Europe scrambles to impose Covid-19 restrictions

France introduces curfew as Germany considers tougher measures after deaths hit record high
15 Jan 2021
Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses
Angela Merkel pictured wearing a white face mask.
In Focus

Germany ‘violates’ EU joint vaccine scheme by buying 30 million extra doses

Berlin had promoted pact that no members of the bloc would strike separate deals to secure jabs
11 Jan 2021
Is Germany’s response stuttering?
Merkel
In Brief

Is Germany’s response stuttering?

Southern state introduces tighter restrictions as infection rates tick up across the country
9 Dec 2020
France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed
EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier (centre)
In Brief

France vs. Germany negotiating rift revealed

Conflict between EU power brokers triggered during Michel Barnier’s Covid isolation
8 Dec 2020
Johnny Rotten bitten on penis by a flea
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In Depth

Johnny Rotten bitten on penis by a flea

And other stories from the stranger side of life
2 Dec 2020
Instant Opinion: coronavirus is putting ‘democracy at stake’
A man attends an anti-lockdown protest outside Westminster
In Depth

Instant Opinion: coronavirus is putting ‘democracy at stake’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Friday 20 November
20 Nov 2020
How European countries are faring with second waves of Covid
People stroll down Bordeaux's main shopping street Sainte-Catherine
In Depth

How European countries are faring with second waves of Covid

Italy and Spain have recorded highest daily death tolls since spring
18 Nov 2020
Coronavirus: should the UK have trusted its expert’s advice?
Boris Johnson and Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty leave a Downing Street press briefing
In Depth

Coronavirus: should the UK have trusted its expert’s advice?

Germany and Sweden followed their scientists to the letter - with very different outcomes
14 Oct 2020
Instant Opinion: Johnson should ‘hug Starmer close’
Boris
In Depth

Instant Opinion: Johnson should ‘hug Starmer close’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Wednesday 14 October
14 Oct 2020
Four things we know about the EU’s new migrant plan
Migrants
In Brief

Four things we know about the EU’s new migrant plan

Member states are split over new pact aimed at ending migration disputes
24 Sep 2020
German expert says UK can curb Covid spikes without lockdown
NHS coronavirus
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German expert says UK can curb Covid spikes without lockdown

Leading expert calls for end to ‘alarmism’ as death rates fall despite spikes in infections
22 Sep 2020
How other countries are extending or ending furlough
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In Brief

How other countries are extending or ending furlough

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is under pressure to follow lead of nations such as Germany to support workers
16 Sep 2020
Polish anger triggered by German diplomat’s Nazi father
Andrzej Duda
In Brief

Polish anger triggered by German diplomat’s Nazi father

German officials suspect dispute is ‘politically motivated’ following fraught election campaign
27 Aug 2020
How Germany is preparing for a second wave
Angela Merkel
In Depth

How Germany is preparing for a second wave

Spike in cases prompts Angela Merkel to reel back easing of lockdown measures
20 Aug 2020
The Week Unwrapped: Sovereign citizens, troops and suits
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In Depth

The Week Unwrapped: Sovereign citizens, troops and suits

Could we all opt out of the legal system? Why does Germany want to keep its US troops? And why are we all giving up on the suit?
7 Aug 2020
Reaction: rising EU infections mean ‘all travel a risk’
Coronavirus airport
In Depth

Reaction: rising EU infections mean ‘all travel a risk’

Belgium mulling lockdown reintroduction as France and Germany see cases increase
28 Jul 2020
Which countries are the ‘most admired in the world’?
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In Brief

Which countries are the ‘most admired in the world’?

Annual poll puts Germany in top spot ahead of US and China
27 Jul 2020
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