German lawmakers on Thursday approved a partial ban on the full-face burqa Islamic veil and a package of security measures aimed at preventing extremist attacks.
Germany’s right-wing populist AfD held a party congress Saturday marred by a bitter power struggle five months before a general election and disruptions by thousands of leftist demonstrators.
A 28-year-old German-Russian citizen was arrested Friday in Germany on suspicion of bombing the bus carrying the Borussia Dortmund soccer team in an attack last week that officials alleged was motivated by financial greed.
Martin Schulz, 61-year-old former head of the European Parliament, was elected the new leader of the Social Democrats (SPD) Sunday, becoming Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief rival in Germany’s September election.
German police said they had detained a man who attacked five people at Dusseldorf central train station with an axe on Thursday.
Germany saw more than 3,500 attacks against refugees and asylum shelters last year, interior ministry data showed, amounting to nearly 10 acts of anti-migrant violence a day as the country grapples with a record influx of newcomers.
Three people were injured on Saturday, one of them seriously, when a car ploughed into pedestrians in the southern German city of Heidelberg, police said. The driver was shot and arrested.
US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday said President Donald Trump would stand by the NATO transatlantic alliance on Saturday after German Chancellor Angela Merkel appealed to the United States and others for support.
A German parliamentary assembly has elected former foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier by an overwhelming majority to become the country’s new president.
Martin Schulz’s popularity has surged among German voters after he was nominated leader of the country’s Social Democrats (SPD) on January 24.
Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) nominated former European Parliament president Martin Schulz on Tuesday as their candidate to run against Angela Merkel for the post of chancellor in September’s national election.
Germany’s supreme court on Tuesday rejected a bid by lawmakers to outlaw a far-right party accused of promoting a racist and anti-Semitic agenda.
In a bid to stem the rising violence against migrants in Germany, the state of Brandenburg has announced that failed asylum-seekers will not be deported if they have been subjected to physical violence.
Germany saw about 280,000 new asylum-seekers arrive last year, less than a third of the previous year’s huge influx of 890,000, the interior minister said Wednesday.
German security forces are on high alert as the country prepares to see in the New Year, days after 12 people were killed in a truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market.
Thousands of people in the southern German city of Augsburg have left Christmas presents and decorations behind, forced to evacuate while authorities disarm a large World War II aerial bomb.
Police special forces arrested two men suspected of planning an attack on a shopping mall in Oberhausen in the West German state of North Rhine-Westphalia, police said on Friday
German authorities were under fire Thursday after it emerged that the prime suspect in Berlin’s deadly truck attack, a rejected Tunisian asylum seeker, was known as a potentially dangerous jihadist.
German police are looking for a Tunisian man after finding an identity document under the driver’s seat of the truck that ploughed into a Berlin Christmas market, killing 12 people, on Monday evening, security sources said.
The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility Tuesday for a truck attack at a Christmas market in Berlin that killed 12 people and injured 48 others. German police are still hunting for the driver of the truck.