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Why Belarus has ‘unleashed a wave’ of migrants on the EU
A Polish border guard stands watch over a group of migrants
In Depth

Why Belarus has ‘unleashed a wave’ of migrants on the EU

Germany and Poland boost border patrols as Minsk hits back at sanctions
22 Oct 2021
What causes Havana Syndrome?
Cases were first reported at the US embassy in Cuba
Fact file

What causes Havana Syndrome?

Officials investigate outbreak of cases at US embassy in Colombia
14 Oct 2021
‘A more balanced lifestyle for GPs leaves patients waiting longer for a diagnosis’
A GP holds a stethoscope
Instant Opinion

‘A more balanced lifestyle for GPs leaves patients waiting longer for a diagnosis’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
12 Oct 2021
Germany after Merkel: the long negotiations begin
Olaf Scholz
In Brief

Germany after Merkel: the long negotiations begin

It could be a protracted wait to find out what form Germany’s next government will take
8 Oct 2021
Angela Merkel’s long goodbye
Angela Merkel waving
In Brief

Angela Merkel’s long goodbye

German chancellor is leaving with ‘sky-high approval ratings’ - but does she deserve them?
1 Oct 2021
‘Welcome to the Labour conference where comradeship is scarcer than BP unleaded’
Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner
Instant Opinion

‘Welcome to the Labour conference where comradeship is scarcer than BP unleaded’

Your digest of analysis from the British and international press
27 Sep 2021
‘Let the poker game begin’: who will lead Germany?
Olaf Scholz
Today’s big question

‘Let the poker game begin’: who will lead Germany?

Social Democrats claim narrow election victory over Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union
27 Sep 2021

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What next for Angela Merkel?
Angela Merkel
In Depth

What next for Angela Merkel?

The second-longest serving chancellor in German history will remain in post until new government is formed
22 Sep 2021
What Merkel’s departure means for the EU
German Chancellor Angela Merkel
In Depth

What Merkel’s departure means for the EU

Survey suggests Europeans want German chancellor’s replacement to ditch consensus-building approach
15 Sep 2021
Could Germany’s Social Democrats win?
SPD leader Olaf Scholz with CDU Chancellor Angela Merkel
In Depth

Could Germany’s Social Democrats win?

Surge in support for centre-left party could make Olaf Scholz chancellor
25 Aug 2021
‘Boris Johnson will be quite happy to ride out the storm over Dominic Raab’
Dominic Raab
Instant Opinion

‘Boris Johnson will be quite happy to ride out the storm over Dominic Raab’

Your digest of analysis and commentary from the British and international press
19 Aug 2021
100-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to face trial
Visitors at the entrance of Sachsenhausen Nazi concentration camp
In Depth

100-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard to face trial

Centenarian up in court on ‘thousands of counts of being an accessory to murder’
3 Aug 2021
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
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
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