Germany

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a sovereign state in central-western Europe. It includes 16 constituent states, covers an area of 357,386 square kilometres, and has a largely temperate seasonal climate. With nearly 83 million inhabitants, Germany is the most populous member state of the European Union. Germany's capital and largest metropolis is Berlin, while its largest conurbation is the Ruhr, with its main centres of Dortmund and Essen.
Follow here for news and updates about Germany.
  • Mesut Ozil breaks his silence on controversial Erdogan photo
    The Telegraph

    Mesut Ozil breaks his silence on controversial Erdogan photo

    Mesut Ozil has said he has no regrets about his controversial photograph with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany's national squad ahead of the World Cup.

  • Israel evacuates 800 stranded White Helmets to Jordan for resettlement in UK, Canada and Germany 
    The Telegraph

    Israel evacuates 800 stranded White Helmets to Jordan for resettlement in UK, Canada and Germany 

    Israel evacuates 800 stranded White Helmets to Jordan for resettlement in UK, Canada and Germany 

  • The Dismantling of Germany Inc.
    Bloomberg

    The Dismantling of Germany Inc.

    As chief executive officer of Siemens AG, Joe Kaeser serves as the unofficial captain of Germany Inc., the kind of job few would leave voluntarily. With Siemens’ stock at an all-time high and profits soaring, Kaeser thought he might be able to exit at the top. “Friends said ‘Look Joe, if it goes wrong, people will say you were just lucky,’” he recalls.

  • Jordan says to transfer Syria White Helmets to UK, Canada, Germany
    AFP

    Jordan says to transfer Syria White Helmets to UK, Canada, Germany

    Jordan said on Sunday that it has taken in 800 Syrian White Helmets rescuers and their families from Israel and plans to transfer them to the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany. "The Jordanian government said it had authorised the United Nations to organise the passage of 800 Syrian citizens through Jordan to be resettled in western countries," the kingdom said. "The government gave the permission after Britain, Germany and Canada made a legally binding undertaking to resettle them within a specified period of time due to 'a risk to their lives'," it said in an English-language statement.

  • Sane: Low gave me good reasons for World Cup snub
    Omnisport

    Sane: Low gave me good reasons for World Cup snub

    Germany coach Joachim Low's decision not to take Leroy Sane to the World Cup was controversial, but the winger accepted his fate.

  • Associated Press

    Family: Suspect in daughter's killing in Germany 'peaceful'

    BERLIN (AP) — The family of an Egyptian man suspected of killing his seven-year-old daughter in Germany says he's a "peaceful man" who wouldn't have hurt his child.

  • Family: Suspect in daughter's killing in Germany 'peaceful'
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Family: Suspect in daughter's killing in Germany 'peaceful'

    BERLIN (AP) — The family of an Egyptian man suspected of killing his seven-year-old daughter in Germany says he's a "peaceful man" who wouldn't have hurt his child. Fouad Massoud said Saturday that his son, Ahmed, "is not known for violence all his life and he greatly loves his child." Ahmed Massoud was arrested Thursday in the western German city of Duesseldorf after a standoff with police, who were alerted by the suspect's wife. The woman told officers that she had received a video call from Massoud in which he was seen holding their crying daughter and threatening to hurt the girl. By the time police entered the apartment, the girl was dead. Prosecutors said Friday that the 32-year-old is

  • Vettel on pole in Germany, setback for Hamilton
    AFP

    Vettel on pole in Germany, setback for Hamilton

    Sebastian Vettel surged to pole for his home German Grand Prix on Saturday as Lewis Hamilton suffered a setback when his Mercedes broke down to leave him at the back of the grid. Vettel topped qualifying with a devastating final lap in his Ferrari to pip Valtteri Bottas in the second Mercedes. A distraught Hamilton limped out in the first qualifying session when his car broke down with a hydraulics failure.

  • EU urging members to step up plans for no-deal Brexit
    Fort Worth Star-Telegram

    EU urging members to step up plans for no-deal Brexit

    The European Union is urging member states to step up preparations for a possible disorderly British exit from the bloc, in which no deal on future relations has been agreed. With Brexit negotiations at an impasse largely because the British government is struggling to command a majority in parliament, there is growing concern that the country could end up crashing out of the EU without a deal. "We need to be prepared for all eventualities," Mina Andreeva, spokeswoman at the EU's executive Commission, said Thursday. The European Commission published a document warning over the potential impact of no deal, from the ability to travel to the collection of tariffs and the need to safeguard EU standards

  • EU urging members to step up plans for no-deal Brexit
    The Seattle Times

    EU urging members to step up plans for no-deal Brexit

    The European Union is urging member states to step up preparations for a possible disorderly British exit from the bloc, in which no deal on future relations has been agreed. With Brexit negotiations at an impasse largely because the British government is struggling to command a majority in parliament, there is growing concern that the country could end up crashing out of the EU without a deal. “We need to be prepared for all eventualities,” Mina Andreeva, spokeswoman at the EU's executive Commission, said Thursday. The European Commission published a document warning over the potential impact of no deal, from the ability to travel to the collection of tariffs and the need to safeguard EU standards and regulations.

  • Merkel insists US ties key to Germany despite Trump tensions
    Associated Press

    Merkel insists US ties key to Germany despite Trump tensions

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that Germany's relationship with the United States remains "central" to her government despite recent disagreements with President Donald Trump over trade and defense spending.