germany

Angela Merkel wins fourth term

The German politician has been re-elected as Chancellor.

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Europe’s big three vow life will go on after Brexit

They’re not the Three Tenors, but the German, French and Italian leaders are singing from the same song sheet on the EU’s future

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Angela Merkel ‘firmly rejects’ call to change German refugee policy

German chancellor Angela Merkel has staunchly defended her open-door policy towards refugees saying she feels no guilt over a series of […]

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Austria narrowly misses voting in extreme right president

Austria has voted in a new president – Alexander Van der Bellen winning by the narrowest margin from extreme right candidate […]

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Top 3 Christmas Market Holidays

Fresh snowfall, fragrant Christmas markets, warming mulled wine and spicy baked goods. A delightful way to see in the Christmas season.

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Acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid dies

Architect Zaha Hadid, whose designs include the London Olympic Aquatic Centre and the Italian National Museum, has died aged 65.

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Former Auschwitz paramedic to face trial

An elderly man will face trial on charges of being an accessory to the murder of at least 3681 people […]

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German tourists killed, wounded in suicide bomb attack

Ten people are dead and 15 are wounded, most of them German tourists, after a suicide bomb attack in a […]

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Giving Back

For a group of people who have lost it all, they sure know how to give everything they have.

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Refugees fired upon with tear gas and water cannons

Refugees and migrants, from Syria and throughout the Middle East, trying to cross the border into Hungary have been hit […]

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Airbnb service pairs European housemates with refugees in need

The shocking image of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi had many asking “what can I do to help? ”. This innovative idea offers people a chance to contribute.

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Syrian refugees welcomed with gifts and applause in Germany

Germany has welcomed its first wave of refugees, with men, women and children receiving open applause as they entered Munich.

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Living Large

Inside this beautiful alpine retreat hides an unexpected interior

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Dispensing with a difference

This town in Germany is replacing all cigarette machines with vending machines that sell you art.

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Mum and daughter hug for first time in 70 years

Reunited at last! World War Two tore this mum and daughter apart

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Making Waves: Germany setting renewable energy goals

Last week, 78% of Germany’s electricity was generated by renewable energy sources.

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Blind breast cancer detectors used in Germany

Germany is leading the way in developing new ways to detect early signs of breast cancer.

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Fancy a game of pong? Invention allows strangers at crossings to play game

Ever get bored waiting for the lights to change so you can cross safely? A team of design students have […]

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Bringing down barriers: The Berlin Wall Around the World

Built in 1961 and spanning 155 kilometres, the Berlin Wall was designed to completely cut West Berlin off from East […]

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Brazilian fans mourn World Cup nightmare against Germany

Brazil is in a state of mourning after last night’s 7-1 walloping against Germany in the World Cup semi final.

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Berlin’s giant World Cup living room

While others cram into crowded bars, Berliners can follow the World Cup from the comfort of their own sofas in a stadium-sized living room on a 700-inch screen.

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Interview: Markus Zusak, author of The Book Thief

Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief has spent more than six years on the New York Times bestseller list. The author chats to us about the film, the book and the power of storytelling.

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German couple decorate tree with 10,000 Easter eggs

Continuing a 50-year-old tradition, a retired German couple adorn an apple tree with 10,000 hand-painted Easter eggs.

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From SOCHI with Love!

Fans from all over the world dress the part to cheer their countrymen and women on at the Winter Olympics Games.

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