Germans urged to ‘defend democracy’ 75 years after Dresden WWII bombing

Germans urged to ‘defend democracy’ 75 years after Dresden WWII bombing

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged Germans to "defend democracy" on the 75th anniversary of the destruction of Dresden in World War II on Thursday, as the emboldened far right rattles the political establishment.

Germany commemorates 75 years since Dresden’s destruction

Germany commemorates 75 years since Dresden’s destruction

‘I bow my head and ask for forgiveness’: German President in Poland

‘I bow my head and ask for forgiveness’: German President in Poland

WWII wounds remain as Poland seeks German reparations 80 years on

WWII wounds remain as Poland seeks German reparations 80 years on

Son of French soldier killed in WWII files compensation claim in Germany

Son of French soldier killed in WWII files compensation claim in Germany

Update: Germany rejects new Greek demand for war payments

Update: Germany rejects new Greek demand for war payments

‘They were denied a grave’: Microscopic remains of Nazi victims given final resting place

‘They were denied a grave’: Microscopic remains of Nazi victims given final resting place

Remains of Nazi prisoners to be buried in Berlin decades after war

Remains of Nazi prisoners to be buried in Berlin decades after war

Digital archive on display in Berlin aims to help rebuild war-torn Syria

Digital archive on display in Berlin aims to help rebuild war-torn Syria

‘I was a little bit naive’: German woman flees IS

‘I was a little bit naive’: German woman flees IS

European court backs bishop’s Holocaust denial conviction

European court backs bishop’s Holocaust denial conviction

Germany responsible for the Holocaust, not Nazis: Polish Prime Minister

Germany responsible for the Holocaust, not Nazis: Polish Prime Minister

Children of Nazis and their victims share family history to mark Holocaust

Children of Nazis and their victims share family history to mark Holocaust

Former Nazi camp guard deported by US dies in Germany

Former Nazi camp guard deported by US dies in Germany

Norway apologizes to mistreated war-time ‘German girls’

Norway apologizes to mistreated war-time ‘German girls’

Thousands evacuated as World War II bomb discovered in Potsdam

Thousands evacuated as World War II bomb discovered in Potsdam

The window plunge that led to the death of a third of all Germans

The window plunge that led to the death of a third of all Germans

‘Fates we will never know’: search for WWII missing drawing to a sombre close

‘Fates we will never know’: search for WWII missing drawing to a sombre close

German police disperse Kurdish protest against Turkish offensive

German police disperse Kurdish protest against Turkish offensive

Turkish and Kurdish groups accuse each other of importing foreign conflict into Germany

Turkish and Kurdish groups accuse each other of importing foreign conflict into Germany

‘No longer able to clarify fates’: 1.3 million Germans still missing after WWII

‘No longer able to clarify fates’: 1.3 million Germans still missing after WWII

75 years after theft by Nazis, Amber Room still not found

75 years after theft by Nazis, Amber Room still not found

Half a million more Syrians to join loved ones in Germany

Half a million more Syrians to join loved ones in Germany

Refugee swimmer eyes Rio Olympics from Berlin

Refugee swimmer eyes Rio Olympics from Berlin

Merkel calls for no-fly zone as Russian jets hassle Luftwaffe

Merkel calls for no-fly zone as Russian jets hassle Luftwaffe

Luftwaffe jets grounded at night by software bug

Luftwaffe jets grounded at night by software bug

US air strike in Syria kills Berlin rapper Deso Dogg

US air strike in Syria kills Berlin rapper Deso Dogg

Germany calls for Syria transitional government

Germany calls for Syria transitional government

Putin ‘may join future Ukraine talks’: Germany

Putin ‘may join future Ukraine talks’: Germany

The 1,000s of Germans massacred after WWII

The 1,000s of Germans massacred after WWII

‘Hackers’ give orders to German missile battery

‘Hackers’ give orders to German missile battery

No charges for colonel over strike on civilians

No charges for colonel over strike on civilians

How 400 Germans won the Battle of Waterloo

How 400 Germans won the Battle of Waterloo

Syrian rebels show off Nazi howitzer in video

Syrian rebels show off Nazi howitzer in video

Soviet soldiers burst through ‘Gates to Berlin’

Soviet soldiers burst through ‘Gates to Berlin’

Scientist speaks out against Euro war drones

Scientist speaks out against Euro war drones

Bayern heads for match in war-torn Ukraine

Bayern heads for match in war-torn Ukraine

Queries flood in over Nazi-era art hoard

Queries flood in over Nazi-era art hoard

Russia ‘severed’ from Europe: President Gauck

Russia ‘severed’ from Europe: President Gauck

Tribes, ties and a movie: A German’s Afghan life

Tribes, ties and a movie: A German’s Afghan life

Steinmeier considers weapons exports to Iraq

Steinmeier considers weapons exports to Iraq

Merkel: we must keep talking to Putin

Merkel: we must keep talking to Putin

Germany sends non-lethal aid to Iraqi army

Germany sends non-lethal aid to Iraqi army

Calls grow for Germany to step up Iraq role

Calls grow for Germany to step up Iraq role

100 years ago, Germans celebrated war’s outbreak

100 years ago, Germans celebrated war’s outbreak

Germany warns of regional war in Iraq

Germany warns of regional war in Iraq

Merkel warns Russia of more Ukraine sanctions

Merkel warns Russia of more Ukraine sanctions

No wartime paperwork? Tear down your home

No wartime paperwork? Tear down your home

Tag of WWI soldier returned 100 years on

Tag of WWI soldier returned 100 years on

Germany sold €40 million of arms to Russia

Germany sold €40 million of arms to Russia

WWI colour photos go on display in Berlin

WWI colour photos go on display in Berlin

‘Germans among dead’ in Pakistan air strikes

‘Germans among dead’ in Pakistan air strikes

Young more keen to learn about WWI than parents

Young more keen to learn about WWI than parents

Germany yet to plan official WWI events

Germany yet to plan official WWI events

Two-tonne lady lifted from river bed

Two-tonne lady lifted from river bed

US court orders Holocaust relic return

US court orders Holocaust relic return

Berlin honours executed US freedom-fighter

Berlin honours executed US freedom-fighter

Germany hails ‘fresh chance’ for Syria peace

Germany hails ‘fresh chance’ for Syria peace

Germany hands Kunduz camp to Afghan security

Germany hands Kunduz camp to Afghan security

‘UN probe proves gas attack was Assad’

‘UN probe proves gas attack was Assad’

Germany: UN must speed up Syria chemical probe

Germany: UN must speed up Syria chemical probe

Minister: At least 50 Germans fighting in Syria

Minister: At least 50 Germans fighting in Syria

Germany renews support for Syrian rebels

Germany renews support for Syrian rebels

Germany offers to keep 800 troops in Afghanistan

Germany offers to keep 800 troops in Afghanistan

Syrian wounded fly to Germany for help

Syrian wounded fly to Germany for help

Defence Minister visits German troops in Mali

Defence Minister visits German troops in Mali

Germany re-considers Syria arms embargo

Germany re-considers Syria arms embargo

Germany mulls ways to help France in Mali

Germany mulls ways to help France in Mali

Minister seeks go-ahead for Turkey missiles

Minister seeks go-ahead for Turkey missiles

Opposition demand vote on missiles for Turkey

Opposition demand vote on missiles for Turkey

Germany will take Syrian refugees but not alone

Germany will take Syrian refugees but not alone

Qatar in talks to buy 200 German tanks

Qatar in talks to buy 200 German tanks

Nazi U-boat found in Canadian river

Nazi U-boat found in Canadian river

Germany considers using armed combat drones

Germany considers using armed combat drones

Couple embark on Afghan circus road-trip

Couple embark on Afghan circus road-trip

Smoke alarms could be disaster warning system

Smoke alarms could be disaster warning system

Germany ‘aided Israel’s nuclear ambitions’

Germany ‘aided Israel’s nuclear ambitions’

Germany tells Syria game over

Germany tells Syria game over

Merkel, Obama: more UN action needed in Syria

Merkel, Obama: more UN action needed in Syria

German ship ‘carrying guns for Assad’ stopped

German ship ‘carrying guns for Assad’ stopped

Germans refuse to discuss Syria mission

Germans refuse to discuss Syria mission

Top UN envoy stays optimistic on Iraq

Top UN envoy stays optimistic on Iraq

Afghan war criminal loose in Munich

Afghan war criminal loose in Munich

Over 600 German WWII soldiers buried in Poland

Over 600 German WWII soldiers buried in Poland

War crimes witness found dead in Germany

War crimes witness found dead in Germany

Relatives of Kunduz bomb victims to sue

Relatives of Kunduz bomb victims to sue

Another German tourist killed in Afghanistan

Another German tourist killed in Afghanistan

German army celebrates Christmas in Afghanistan

German army celebrates Christmas in Afghanistan

Merkel makes surprise trip to Afghanistan

Merkel makes surprise trip to Afghanistan

Germany to withdraw ISAF Tornados

Germany to withdraw ISAF Tornados

CIA leak shows plans to market Afghan war to Europeans

CIA leak shows plans to market Afghan war to Europeans

Soviet soldier in famous Reichstag photo dies

Soviet soldier in famous Reichstag photo dies

Merkel: WWII caused ‘endless suffering’

Merkel: WWII caused ‘endless suffering’

A Red Baron with pacifist streak to hit movie screens

A Red Baron with pacifist streak to hit movie screens