Germany

Merkel's CDU to toughen ayslum laws at party conference

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's signalled on Monday that her conservative Christian Democrats (CDU) will toughen their asylum stance when they meet for their annual party conference this week....

Scrappy first win gives Hamburg hope; Frankfurt miss chance

SV Hamburg secured a scrappy first win of the season 2-0 away to Darmstadt on Sunday to move off the bottom of the Bundesliga while Eintracht Frankfurt were held 1-1 at midtable Augsburg.

Convincing win takes Hoffenheim fourth in Bundesliga; Hertha third

Unbeaten Hoffenheim moved up to fourth in the Bundesliga with a 4-0 thrashing of Cologne Saturday while Hertha Berlin are third after a late 3-2 win at Wolfsburg.

Norway: No suspects linked to stolen gate from former Nazi camp

Norwegian police said Saturday they had no suspects linked to the find of a gate believed to have been stolen in 2014 from the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau in Germany.

Scottish village gets 384,000-pound gift from former German POW

A village in Scotland has received a gift of 384,000 pounds (489,000 dollars) from a German soldier who was held there as a prisoner of war during World War II, according to media reports Saturday...

German police record 877 attacks against refugee homes this year

There have been 877 attacks against refugee homes in Germany so far in 2016, police said Saturday, suggesting that the total number will fall below the 1,031 reported for all of last year.

Christmas tree thieves in Germany drunkenly stumble into police

Two drunk Christmas tree thieves in the south-western German city of Ulm were caught red-handed when they were stopped by police officers in the early hours of Saturday.

Merkel faces toughest challenge yet as she looks to win fourth term

Germany's conservatives are set to back Angela Merkel next week for a fourth term as leader of Europe's biggest economy. But will she have the political authority to confront the challenges facing...

Gate stolen from former Nazi concentration camp "found" in Norway

German police are investigating whether a gate bearing the sign "Arbeit macht frei" (work sets you free) that was found in Norway is the one stolen in 2014 from the former Nazi concentration camp...

Germany pledges additional 50 million euros in aid as Aleppo crumbles

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier pledged 50 million euros (53.2 million dollars) in aid to the war-torn city of Aleppo in Syria after visiting a refugee camp in neighbouring Lebanon...

Germany: Flight ban law improves security for "citizens and business"

A new law that allows the German government to issue flight bans when there is a terrorist threat "improves security for citizens and business," Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said...

Austria considering legal action against German road toll plan

Austria is considering whether to take legal action against Germany's plan to introduce a road toll on its motorways, Anton Heinzl of the country's governing SPOe party said Friday, one day after...

EU agrees to let Germany introduce road toll, staving off legal feud

The European Commission has approved Germany's plan to introduce a road toll on its motorways, top transport officials from both sides said on Thursday.

Steinmeier cancels meeting with Stier due to Lebanon visit

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has cancelled a meeting he was due to hold with Croatian Foreign Minister Davor Ivo Stier in Berlin on Friday because of an unplanned visit to...

Editor: Charlie Hebdo German-language edition is response to support

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, targeted by Islamist terrorists in January 2015, has launched a German-language edition that hit newsstands Thursday.