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Satire and reality blur in parody party's strife
Martin Sonneborn. Photo: DPA

Satire and reality blur in parody party's strife

After winning a seat in the European Parliament last year on a commitment to 'milking Brussels,' satirical party Die Partei broke new ground. Now a 'Nazi Putsch' threatens to split the party asunder. READ  

Merkel defends treatment of crying Palestinian girl
Angela Merkel being interviewed by ARD on Sunday. Photo: DPA

Merkel defends treatment of crying Palestinian girl

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday defended her treatment of a crying teenage Palestinian refugee following a storm of protest on social media. READ  

Jilted MEP Lucke sets up new eurosceptic party
Bernd Lucke in Kassel on Sunday. Photo: DPA

Jilted MEP Lucke sets up new eurosceptic party

Bernd Lucke, who had quit the anti-euro Alternative for Germany (AfD) he led over what he described as the group's increasingly xenophobic views, on Sunday founded a new eurosceptic party. READ  

Gabriel arrives in Iran to kickstart trade talks
Sigmar Gabriel in Tehran on Sunday. Photo: DPA

Gabriel arrives in Iran to kickstart trade talks

Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel flew to Iran Sunday, becoming the first top Western official to visit the country since world powers and Tehran reached a historic nuclear deal. READ  

Palestinian girl defends Merkel against criticism
Merkel attempts to comfort a crying Reem during their encounter. Photo: Norddeutsche Rundfunk/Screenshot

Palestinian girl defends Merkel against criticism

Angela Merkel's televised response to a 14-year-old Palestinian refugee brought the girl to tears on Wednesday and unleashed an internet storm against the Chancellor. But now the girl has defended Merkel. READ  

Greece crisis
'Unusually tough' Greece talks ahead: Schäuble
Wolfgang Schäuble in Brussels on Thursday. Photo: DPA

'Unusually tough' Greece talks ahead: Schäuble

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said at a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday that talks to unlock a third financial aid package for Greece would be “unusually difficult”, with little room for manoeuvre around strict European rules. READ  

'Historic' deal reached on Iran nuclear programme
Photo: DPA

'Historic' deal reached on Iran nuclear programme

In an "historic agreement" Iran finally reached a deal on Tuesday morning with the United Nations Security Council members plus Germany on restricting its nuclear programme. READ  

Greece crisis
As it happened: Greece roadmap deal struck
Angela Merkel during a press conference on Monday morning. Photo: DPA

As it happened: Greece roadmap deal struck

UPDATE: Eurozone leaders have reached a deal in Brussels after an all-night negotiation to establish preconditions for a new financial aid programme for Greece. READ  

Greece crisis
Greece 'should legislate immediately': Germany
Photo: DPA

Greece 'should legislate immediately': Germany

Updated: Greece's parliament should start implementing the reforms its has proposed to its European creditors immediately to show good faith, a German Finance Ministry spokesman said on Friday. READ  

Greece crisis
Stop throwing cash at Greece: Bundesbank
Tsipras will be unhappy to hear the latest intervention from the German central bank. Photo: DPA

Stop throwing cash at Greece: Bundesbank

The European Central Bank should not provide any more emergency liquidity to Greece, the head of the German central bank said on Thursday, calling for any further financial aid to the debt-wracked country to be put up by governments. READ  

Greece crisis
Grexit could smash Merkel's Euro legacy
Angela Merkel after Tuesday's unproductive Brussels summit. Photo: DPA

Grexit could smash Merkel's Euro legacy

Chancellor Angela Merkel's tough stance on Greece plays well with German voters but carries a huge risk, analysts warn - history would likely blame her for a catastrophic "Grexit". READ  

Gay Pride
Gays get red (and green) light in Munich
Photo: DPA

Gays get red (and green) light in Munich

Munich's versions of the gay couples introduced on Vienna traffic lights during the Eurovision song contest have arrived, just in time for Christopher Street Day (Gay Pride) this weekend. READ  

Greece crisis
Finance Ministry: 'Greece must bring exact plan'
Alexis Tsipras greets MEPs as he enters the EP chamber on Wednesday. Photo: EbS

Finance Ministry: 'Greece must bring exact plan'

UPDATE: A German Finance Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday afternoon that Wolfgang Schäuble would expect "exact" proposals from Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. READ  

Greece crisis
Voters back Schäuble's hard line on Greece
Wolfgang Schäuble in the Bundestag. Photo: DPA

Voters back Schäuble's hard line on Greece

A poll published on Tuesday shows that at the peak of their tough talk towards Greece, Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble have been earning even greater confidence from German voters. READ  

Anti-refugee rage grows in Dresden suburbs
Demonstrators outside the Freital refugee home are held back by police on June 26th. Photo: DPA

Anti-refugee rage grows in Dresden suburbs

Freital, the town that became famous last week for irate anti-refugee protestors outside a new home for asylum seekers, saw a fresh confrontation on Monday night as local people gathered for a town hall meeting. READ  

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