German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief challenger in September elections, Martin Schulz, faces a party congress on Sunday where he will be pressed for a strategy to reverse his plunging popularity.
Organizers of a popular German rock festival say it is set to resume on Saturday after police searches failed to confirm fears of a terrorist threat.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives defeated the ruling Social Democrats (SPD) in a key state election on Sunday, exit polls showed, boosting their hopes of retaining power in September’s national vote.
One in five German voters goes to the polls in a state election Sunday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party hoping to deal a crushing blow to her main rival four months before national elections.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives secured a strong win Sunday in state polls in northern Germany, early results showed, lending a boost to her bid to retain power in September’s national elections.
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.
German police are investigating a “probable terrorist attack” after a truck ploughed into a crowd at a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday evening, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens more. Follow the latest developments on our liveblog.
The Berlin evening air was cool, the mulled wine warm and festive spirits high. Then, suddenly, chaos: A truck ploughed into the Christmas market, making no obvious attempt to stop, and smashing revellers in its path.
A truck ploughed into a crowd at a Christmas market in the German capital Berlin on Monday evening, killing one person and injuring several others, the police said.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel launched her re-election bid on Tuesday by lashing out at populists trying to exploit fears over the recent influx of refugees, while also taking a tough stance on integration, including a ban on full-face veils.
A German citizen employed by Germany’s domestic intelligence agency has been arrested on accusations that he made Islamist declarations on the internet and revealed internal agency material, the agency said on Tuesday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party Sunday she will seek re-election next year, a move likely to be welcomed in many capitals as a sign of stability following poll triumphs for Brexit and Donald Trump.
Automaker Volkswagen said Friday it will shed 30,000 jobs to cut costs as it tries to recover from its diesel emissions scandal and invests more in electric-powered vehicles and digital services.
German police launched dawn raids on mosques, apartments and offices in ten German states on Tuesday, and the government banned an organisation it accused of trying to recruit fighters for the Islamic State (IS) group, the interior ministry said.
At least one person died and six people were injured on Monday by an explosion and subsequent fire at chemicals maker BASF’s biggest production site in Germany, the company said at a news conference.
A Syrian bomb plot suspect found hanged in his cell had not been deemed an “acute” suicide risk, German officials said Thursday as outrage grew over the judicial “fiasco”.
A Syrian migrant suspected of planning a bomb attack on a Berlin airport has committed suicide in a detention centre in Leipzig, the Justice Ministry for the state of Saxony said on Wednesday.
A Syrian man suspected of plotting a bomb attack was apprehended by three of his countrymen, who overpowered him, tied him up in their apartment, and then alerted police, authorities said on Monday.
German police said on Monday they had captured a man suspected of planning a bomb attack who had slipped through their grasp during a raid two days ago.
German police commandos stormed an apartment in the eastern city of Chemnitz on Sunday and detained a man in connection with a hunt for a Syrian refugee suspected of planning a bomb attack.
German police were carrying out a huge manhunt Saturday for a 22-year-old Syrian suspected of planning a bomb attack, after finding “highly explosive” materials in his apartment.
Two improvised bombs exploded in the eastern German city of Dresden on Monday evening – one at a mosque and one at an international conference centre – but no one was injured, police said on Tuesday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party suffered a historic loss in Berlin state elections Sunday while the right-wing populist AfD gained fresh support, riding a wave of popular anger over her open-door refugee policy.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives look set to suffer a second electoral blow in two weeks in a Berlin city vote on Sunday as voters are expected to express their unease with her refugee-friendly policy.
Demonstrators took to the streets across Germany on Saturday in protest over a massive transatlantic trade deal, dealing a new blow to the disputed accord.
German police Tuesday arrested three men with forged Syrian passports accused of being Islamic State(IS)group militants and labelled a possible “sleeper cell” with links to the Paris attackers.
Frauke Petry, the leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany party (AfD), has proved so inflammatory that she’s earned the nickname “Adolfina”. Despite this, the AfD made significant gains in local elections this weekend.
Germany’s anti-migrant populists made a strong showing at Sunday’s state polls, scoring ahead of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party as voters punish the German leader over her liberal refugee policy.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party were braced for a backlash at state polls Sunday, while anti-migrant populists are poised for major gains a year after the German leader opened the borders to refugees.
German police on Wednesday arrested a man who is suspected of planning an attack and is believed to have stored explosives at his apartment.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday “firmly” rejected calls to reverse her welcoming stance towards refugees following a series of brutal attacks in the country.