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Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

Europe "must take its fate into its own hands" faced with a western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump's presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday.

Merkel calls G7 climate talks 'very unsatisfactory'

German leader Angela Merkel said Saturday that US President Donald Trump's G7 partners remained in the dark about his intentions on climate change, calling the debate at a summit in Sicily "very unsatisfactory".

Erdogan told Merkel of anger over asylum for 'putschists'

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed his disapproval to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over her country's reportedly giving asylum to people accused of links to last year's failed coup, he said in an interview published on Saturday.

Manchester horror looms over Kruger movie at Cannes

Hollywood actress Diane Kruger said on Friday she took her new film role as a mother who loses her family in a terror attack to show how survivors are often left alone with their suffering.

German map project to aid future rebirth of Aleppo

German researchers hope to one day help bring the devastated Syrian city back to life by creating a super-detailed map of the old city and its treasures, long listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Skull found by schoolkids could unravel mystery of headless body in Cologne

Fifth graders playing in the woods made a grisly find, which police say could help them put the pieces together of a mysterious case.

EU Human Rights Court takes on case of German reporter detained in Turkey: report

The European Court of Human Rights is set to take on the case of a German journalist detained by Turkey for months, the reporter's newspaper wrote on Thursday.

Juncker downplays Trump's rant against German cars

US President Donald Trump has launched a salvo against German car exports to the United States, officials confirmed on Friday, in the latest sign of simmering transatlantic trade tensions.

Germany to require nursery schools to report anti-vaxxer parents

A proposed law would obligate nursery schools to report parents who refuse to seek medical vaccination advice for their children, with such parents facing fines of up to €2,500.

Currywurst stand fire at Berlin airport shuts down terminals

A fire outside a terminal building at Berlin Schönefeld airport led to the temporary evacuation of several terminals.

Man arrested in Essen over suspected attack plot

Police in Essen arrested a German man, reportedly connected to the Salafist scene, over suspicions that he was plotting an attack.

Trump says 'Germans are very bad': report

President Donald Trump launched a salvo against Germany and its car sales in the United States at a meeting on Thursday with European Union leaders, German weekly Der Spiegel reported.

Manchester bomber made stopover at Duesseldorf Airport: police

Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi made a brief stopover at Duesseldorf Airport, German police said on Thursday, contradicting press reports that he had spent time in the western German city.

Obama 'heartbroken' by Manchester attack

Former United States President Barack Obama said at a Berlin reunion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday that he was "heartbroken" by a suicide bombing that killed 22 people in Manchester.

Berlin drug raids lead to arrest of four Islamist militants

German police said they arrested nine drug trafficking suspects, including four suspected Islamist militants, in early morning raids Wednesday.

Review finds AfD should have gotten 2,000 more votes in state election

Election officials in Germany's most populous state said on Tuesday that the far-right AfD party should have gotten 2,000 more votes than were originally counted in the state parliament election.

German federal govt spent €20 billion on refugees in 2016: report

The combined amount spent on the refugee crisis by the federal government totalled over €20 billion in 2016. Over half of the money was spent abroad aiming to stop the flow of migrants making the journey to Europe.

Taxes in Germany - how to get more money back on your return

The clocking is ticking down towards the May 31st deadline to submit tax returns. Here's how to make tax day into your own personal pay day.

'New escalation' as Turkey tells German MPs they're not welcome

A German parliamentary delegation has called off a Turkey trip, saying Wednesday that Ankara had made clear they were not welcome amid a festering bilateral row.

Study into east German racism outrages conservative politicians

A study into the causes of heightened right-wing extremism and xenophobia in formerly communist eastern Germany has sparked an angry backlash and charges of sloppy academic methods.