Germany

Merkel not watching Trump inauguration, as US-German business warns

The American Chamber of Commerce in Germany warned incoming US president Donald Trump on Friday against leading the world's biggest economy into isolation, while Chancellor Angela Merkel has other...

Obamas make final call to bid Merkel 'Auf Wiedersehen'

US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama telephoned German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband, Joachim Sauer, Thursday to thank them for their personal friendship.

Germany and Austria push for extension of border controls

Germany and Austria want to extend controls at their border amid ongoing security threats, the countries' interior ministers said in Berlin on Thursday.

Merkel pledges to hold Europe together after Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged on Wednesday to hold the European Union together after Britain's planned exit from the European Union.

German president marks end of term with warning of risks to nation

German President Joachim Gauck marked the end of his term as the nation's largely ceremonial head of state by warning Wednesday of the risks facing the country's democracy as a result of...

Germans and Dutch show growing interest in travelling to Croatia

The German and Dutch markets have shown growing interest in bookings for holidays in Croatia, according to information from the CTM tourist fair in Stuttgart, which lasts from 14 to 22 January,...

AfD politician's rejection of WWII guilt prompts angry backlash

A right-wing firebrand's claims that Germany is belittling and shaming itself by commemorating the Holocaust prompted an angry backlash from politicians and religious groups on Wednesday.

US prosecutors finalize 7.2-bln-dollar settlement with Deutsche Bank

The US Justice Department announced a 7.2-billion-dollar settlement Tuesday with Deutsche Bank over allegations that the German-based financial institution misled investors who bought mortgage-...

Croatia should be stronger bridge between EU, S-E Europe, German official says

Senior German official Michael Roth said on Tuesday Croatia was a bridge between the European Union and Southeast Europe and that it should fulfil this role even more strongly, for peace and...

German artist fined 700 euros for doing push-ups on church altar

A 38-year-old man was fined 700 euros (750 dollars) by a German court on Tuesday for disrupting the practice of religion and creating a domestic disturbance by doing push-ups on a church altar....

Paintings by German Anton Hoeger to be exhibited in Zagreb

Over 40 works made by German painter Anton Franz Hoeger will be put on display at the Home of the Croatian Association of Artists (HDLU) in Zagreb from 17 January to 5 February.

No ban for Germany's far-right NPD, Constitutional Court rules

The Constitutional Court of Germany has rejected a bid by lawmakers to ban the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD), with judges ruling that - while its policies may be racist and unpalatable...

Berlin official resigns after scandal over cover-up of Stasi past

A Berlin official who spent five months working for the East German secret police announced his resignation on Monday after a weeks-long scandal over an alleged cover-up.

Hollande to Trump: Europe doesn't need "outside advice"

French President Francois Hollande rejected remarks by US president-elect Donald Trump on the future of the European Union, saying the bloc does not need lessons from abroad.

Merkel warns against speedy Brexit talks ahead of May's speech

German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down expectations on Monday of a rapid round of negotiations aimed at ending Britain's membership in the European Union.