It took a corruption scandal to bring down the extreme right in the coalition government, but for the refugees that have suffered under their policies there is no light at the end of the tunnel.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz announced the snap poll for September after a German newspaper published covertly filmed footage featuring his far-right coalition partners offering government contracts to purported Russian businesswoman.
While far-right parties rejected values like protecting minorities and basic human rights, Merkel told a press conference in the Croatian capital Zagreb, "politicians being for sale plays a role, and we must act decisively against all of that".
The dispute over the German magazine Der Spiegel articles on tax avoidance by the star footballer went on for two years. On Tuesday, the lawsuit came to an end – in favor of the magazine.
Berlin is “losing its commercial credibility” over its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the move is affecting Europe’s “defence industry and ability to fulfill NATO requirements.”
Der Spiegel, one of Germany's leading news outlets, announced a week ago that Claas Relotius, who worked for the publication first as a freelancer and later full-time, had fabricated interviews and facts in at least 14 articles.
An award-winning journalist who worked for Der Spiegel, one of Germany's leading news outlets, has left the weekly magazine after evidence emerged that he committed journalistic fraud "on a grand scale" over a number of years.
Speaking after Madrid's 3-0 loss at Eibar in the Spanish league on Saturday, Sergio Ramos says a report in a German magazine claiming he broke anti-doping rules is an attempt to sabotage his career.
Five-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo denies the allegations, calling it "fake news."
Ronaldo’s lawyer Christian Schertz said in a statement the report was “an inadmissible reporting of suspicions in the area of privacy”, and that he would seek legal redress for his client from the magazine.
The UEFA will choose a country to host the Euro 2024, deciding between bids from Turkey and Germany on Thursday.
The two largest political parties appear to have reached an agreement on forming a grand coalition government.
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