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Right-wing leader suffers restaurant attack
AfD co-leader Frauke Petry. Photo: DPA

Right-wing leader suffers restaurant attack

Frauke Petry, co-leader of Alternative for Germany (AfD), was attacked by masked assailants while eating in a restaurant on Wednesday evening. READ  

Spectre of Greece haunts G7 Dresden meeting
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble welcomes his G7 colleagues to Dresden. Photo: DPA

Spectre of Greece haunts G7 Dresden meeting

Finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Seven wealthiest nations gathered in Dresden Thursday to discuss the global economy and tax evasion, but the Greek crisis was also high on everyone's minds. READ  

Comedian can be called “hate preacher”: court
Comedian Dieter Nuhr. Photo: DPA

Comedian can be called “hate preacher”: court

Comedian Dieter Nuhr has failed in a court battle to stop a Muslim critic from calling him a “preacher of hate” because of his jokes about Islam. READ  

Leader warns AfD could become National Front
Bernd Lucke (l) is in a conflict with Alexander Gauland (r) for the soul of the AfD. Photo: DPA

Leader warns AfD could become National Front

The leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) warned on Tuesday that his own party has the potential to turn into a German version of the National Front, France's far-right political party. READ  

Drug experts plead for a better way
File photo: DPA

Drug experts plead for a better way

In an “Alternative Drugs and Addiction Report”, experts have warned politicians that current laws on dangerous drugs are doing more harm than good. READ  

Schäuble warns UK: no special treatment
Wolfgang Schäuble (l) and George Osborne (r). Photo: DPA

Schäuble warns UK: no special treatment

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble had a prickly response to British demands for reform of the EU in the margins of a European finance ministers' meeting on Tuesday. READ  

Greens, conservatives want weed legalized
Members of the Hanfverband (Hemp Federation) at a demonstration in Munich. Photo: DPA

Greens, conservatives want weed legalized

MPs from the Green party and Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) have joined forces to say that cannabis should be regulated and legalized. READ  

NSA scandal
Wikileaks publishes minutes of NSA inquiry
WIkileaks founder Julian Assange. Photo: DPA

Wikileaks publishes minutes of NSA inquiry

Whistleblowing platform Wikileaks has released 1,380 pages of minutes from the Bundestag (German parliament) inquiry into spying in Germany by the American National Security Agency (NSA), prompting anger from some MPs. READ  

Germany, Israel celebrate 50 years of friendship
Berlin mayor Michael Müller shows Reuven Rivlin the sights. Photo:DPA

Germany, Israel celebrate 50 years of friendship

On May 12th 1965, almost 20 years to the day after the end of the Second World War, the Israeli and German governments opened diplomatic relations. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin came to Berlin to mark the 50th anniversary. READ  

Carpenter threatens G7 from beyond grave
G7 leaders will meet in June at Schloss Elmau in southern Bavaria. Photo: DPA

Carpenter threatens G7 from beyond grave

A man from northern Bavaria hired to work on preparations for next month's G7 meeting of world leaders sent a posthumous letter threatening a poison attack on their hotel. READ  

Greece bailout
Schäuble: Euro-meet won't reach Greece deal
Wolfgang Schäuble at a press conference on May 7th. Photo: DPA

Schäuble: Euro-meet won't reach Greece deal

Greece pushed Europe on Monday to back its reform plans and free up cash before a huge repayment to the IMF, but foreign minister Wolfgang Schäuble warned there would be no bailout deal yet. READ  

Israel to buy four German warships
A German corvette. Photo: DPA

Israel to buy four German warships

Israel's defence ministry said on Monday that it had a signed a contract worth €430 million to buy four German corvettes. READ  

Erdogan pleads for German Turks' votes
Erdogan arrives to a shower of rose petals from a supporter. Photo: DPA

Erdogan pleads for German Turks' votes

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday rallied thousands of supporters in Germany, weeks before his Islamic-rooted party will contest June parliamentary elections. READ  

Anti-Euro AfD grab seats in Bremen chamber
The statue of the "Town Musicians of Bremen" based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Photo: DPA

Anti-Euro AfD grab seats in Bremen chamber

Germany's eurosceptic AfD party looked likely to enter its fifth state assembly after elections Sunday in the northern city-state of Bremen, a bastion of the centre-left Social Democrats. READ  

Merkel meets Putin for talks, snubs WWII parade
Merkel and Putin do not see eye to eye on the Ukraine crisis. Photo: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP

Merkel meets Putin for talks, snubs WWII parade

Angela Merkel on Sunday met Russia’s President Vladimir Putin in Moscow for talks on the situation in Ukraine. Ahead of the meeting, she paid tribute to Soviet soldiers killed in WWII in an apparent compromise for snubbing Russia’s mammoth military parade a day earlier. READ  

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