Angela Merkel’s junior ruling coalition partner, the Free Democratic Party, is putting its best foot forward despite facing almost certain wipe-out in May's election in Germany’s most populous state.
John Demjanjuk, a convicted Nazi death camp guard who has died at the age of 91, was one of thousands of Soviet prisoners of war recruited by the Germans as foot soldiers of the Holocaust.
German football fans determined to get around a ban dressed in their opponents’ team colours to sneak into a match on Friday – and then got involved in a mass brawl.
Germany’s borders brought in around 10 percent more earnings for the federal government last year than the previous one, topping €123 billion, while the ingenuity of those trying to avoid customs continues to amuse.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cancelled his planned visit to Germany on Saturday where he was due to receive a prize for “tolerance and humanity” – and where tens of thousands of people were planning protests.