Trump and the nuclear codes: Carnival again takes aim at politicians

US President Donald Trump, Brexit, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Germany's right-wing AfD party: Floats unveiled Tuesday for this year's Carnival parades in Cologne and Mainz once again turn to political satire to entertain revellers.

German special forces arrest suspected Islamic State terrorist

German special forces have arrested a 24-year-old asylum seeker in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate on suspicion of being an Islamic State terrorist.

Erdogan insult lawsuits still active in Germany, lawyer says

Defamation lawsuits filed in Germany by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are still active, his lawyer said Saturday, insisting that the president's announcement to drop such cases only applied within Turkey.

German police launch anti-terror raid, but no attack plans found

German detectives searched the flats of two men in an anti-terrorist raid in the western German city of Mainz on Sunday.