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Reports: CSU's Horst Seehofer to step down as Bavaria's premier - World News
Reports: CSU's Horst Seehofer to step down as Bavaria's premier 13 days ago
Horst Seehofer, state premier of Bavaria, is set to step down but will remain head of the CSU as part of a party compromise, according to reports. Intra-party conflict has made coalition building in Berlin difficult.
German President Steinmeier: New York Times 'lighthouse of reason' -World News
German President Steinmeier: New York Times 'lighthouse of reason' 13 days ago
The New York Times has been awarded the prestigious Marion-Dönhoff award. At the ceremony, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier praised the daily and criticized "early-morning tweets," in a jab at Donald Trump.
AfD: Meet the new far-right bosses, same as the old bosses -World News
AfD: Meet the new far-right bosses, same as the old bosses 14 days ago
Alternative for Germany's ethnonationalists scored major victories with the re-election of Alexander Gauland as co-chair and the promotion of Jörg Meuthen to lead with him. DW's Elizabeth Schumacher reports from Hanover.
German coalition talks: European allies urge Martin Schulz to form a government -World News
German coalition talks: European allies urge Martin Schulz to form a government 14 days ago
Germany's Social Democratic leader Martin Schulz has revealed that European leaders are urging him to join Angela Merkel's conservatives in a grand coalition government. The SPD has said it will not rush to a decision.
German intel chief warns of potential threat posed by wives, children of German jihadis -World News
German intel chief warns of potential threat posed by wives, children of German jihadis 14 days ago
Germany's intelligence chief has warned that the wives and children of German "IS" fighters could pose a risk when they return home. A third of the 950 Germans who have traveled to fight for "IS" have returned.
Germany floats bonus for rejected asylum seekers to go home -World News
Germany floats bonus for rejected asylum seekers to go home 14 days ago
Germany wants rejected asylum seekers to voluntarily leave the country, and aims to offer an incentive. The idea, outlined by Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere, is meant to help with reintegration once back at home.
AfD elects leader duo amid pro-refugee protests -World News
AfD elects leader duo amid pro-refugee protests 14 days ago
The far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) elected a new leadership duo from its nationalist wing on Saturday after the party's triumphant turnout in September's general election, as thousands staged street protests against the anti immigrant, anti-Islam
Germany's far-right AfD elects leadership, provokes protests -World News
Germany's far-right AfD elects leadership, provokes protests 14 days ago
The Alternative for Germany's divisive politics were on full display both inside the convention and on the streets outside of it. DW's Elizabeth Schumacher reports from Hanover.
Christkindl in the clink: German prison's Christmas market -World News
Christkindl in the clink: German prison's Christmas market 15 days ago
One prison in eastern Germany has invited visitors to get their fix of festive cheer in an environment otherwise known for anything but. DW's Kate Brady reports from the Saxon town of Zeithain.
Search for suspect after German Christmas market bomb scare -World News
Search for suspect after German Christmas market bomb scare 15 days ago
German police were searching on Saturday for the sender of a package initially feared to contain a bomb found near a Christmas market in Potsdam, almost a year after a deadly terror attack at a similar market in Berlin.
Potsdam Christmas market bomb alarm prompts more police patrols -World News
Potsdam Christmas market bomb alarm prompts more police patrols 15 days ago
Police are boosting their presence at Christmas markets in the eastern state of Brandenburg after a bomb scare. Investigators are seeking the sender of a mysterious package that turned out to be harmless.
Police fear violence as AfD picks new leaders and protesters rally -World News
Police fear violence as AfD picks new leaders and protesters rally 15 days ago
Police are bracing for potentially violent street protests on Saturday when the far-right Alternative for Germany gathers to elect new leadership.
Terrorism insurance: Doing business with fear in Germany -World News
Terrorism insurance: Doing business with fear in Germany 15 days ago
In the wake of terrorist attacks, one of the key questions is who will cover the damages. Demand for special insurance policies is on the rise. The risk potential, however, remains completely incalculable.
Allow German doctors to advertise abortions, urges Justice Minister Heiko Maas -World News
Allow German doctors to advertise abortions, urges Justice Minister Heiko Maas 15 days ago
Heiko Maas is the most prominent politician yet to back the change. He described Germany's law that forbids doctors from "advertising" abortions as a "relic of the Nazi era."
SPIEGEL Interview with Martin Schulz: 'I'm Made of Stern Stuff' -World News
SPIEGEL Interview with Martin Schulz: 'I'm Made of Stern Stuff' 15 days ago
SPD leader Martin Schulz twice ruled out a continuation of the grand coalition with Chancellor Merkel's conservatives. Now, though, he has little choice but to consider such an alliance anyway. He speaks with DER SPIEGEL about what that means for him, h
A minority government in Germany: What you need to know -World News
A minority government in Germany: What you need to know 15 days ago
With Germany's coalition talks in turmoil, Chancellor Angela Merkel might have to make do with a minority government. DW takes a look at what that is, and why many Germans are afraid of it.
Germany's Fate: The Dispiriting Prospect of a New Grand Coalition -World News
Germany's Fate: The Dispiriting Prospect of a New Grand Coalition 15 days ago
With Angela Merkel's first effort at assembling a governing coalition having failed, a run-back of her current alliance with the Social Democrats appears likely. That, though, is hardly something to look forward to. And may not happen at all. By DER SPIEG
Net activists launch digital cybersecurity advent calendar -World News
Net activists launch digital cybersecurity advent calendar 15 days ago
'Tis the season to be careful. From now until Christmas, Germans can get daily lessons on how to protect themselves online by opening the doors of a virtual advent calendar provided by anti-surveillance advocates.
German government wants ‘backdoor’ access to every digital device: report -World News
German government wants ‘backdoor’ access to every digital device: report 15 days ago
Germany’s Interior Minister wants to force tech and car companies to provide the German security services with hidden digital access to cars, computers, phones and more, according to a media report from Friday.
Potsdam police disarm explosive device found at Christmas market -World News
Potsdam police disarm explosive device found at Christmas market 15 days ago
German police said Friday a suspicious object that prompted the evacuation of a Christmas market in Potsdam has been confirmed to be an explosive. They later confirmed that they had successfully defused it.
5 events not to miss in Germany this December -World News
5 events not to miss in Germany this December 16 days ago
Christmas is nearly here! But until the big day finally comes, here's what's on offer around Germany this festive month.
The SPD in a Grand Coalition? What you need to know -World News
The SPD in a Grand Coalition? What you need to know 16 days ago
The Social Democrats were initially against forming a grand coalition with Merkel after a historically low election result. But now they are in talks on a Grand Coalition. Will it happen?
Why Germany probably isn't on track for coldest winter in a century -World News
Why Germany probably isn't on track for coldest winter in a century 16 days ago
Summer was barely over this year before forecasts of the worst winter of the past 100 years began to emerge in the media. But, according to the German Weather Service (DWD), these predictions are most likely wishful thinking.
SPD denies 'green light' for new German government, but keeps options open -World News
SPD denies 'green light' for new German government, but keeps options open 16 days ago
Social Democratic Party leader Martin Schulz has refuted reports that his party was ready to start grand coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. But he stopped short of a categorical no.
SPD denies 'green light' for new German government but keep options open -World News
SPD denies 'green light' for new German government but keep options open 16 days ago
Social Democratic Party leader Martin Schulz has refuted reports that his party was ready to start grand coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives. But he stopped short of a categorical no.