Meeting between Germany's foreign minister and Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong will damage Germany's ties with China, Beijing's envoy to Berlin says, in an unusually direct verbal attack on an important trade partner.
When Islamophobes convert to Islam, it's an opportunity for everyone to build bridges.
A rise in right-wing nationalism across the European Union has resulted in increased hardship for many Syrian refugees. Seven years after fleeing the war in Syria many struggle to build their lives in a hostile anti-Muslim environment.
Relations between Germany and Turkey—and by extension the EU—are unlikely to improve as the new coalition government in Germany takes shape.
As part of ongoing coalition talks, a new law has been introduced to limit the number of migrants allowed to settle in Germany to 1,000 per month.
Chancellor Angela Merkel was Europe's most powerful politician but many of her traditional supporters punished her by voting AfD.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s future hangs in the balance after her conservative CDU/CSU bloc failed to forge a coalition with the centrist Free Democratic Party and environmentalist Greens.
The British government is playing one its strongest cards in the Brexit negotiations by offering to put its defence and security assets at the disposal of the EU in the hope of winning concessions on future trading and economic relations.
Exit polls show that Merkel's conservative bloc slumped to 32.9% of the vote - down from 41.5% at the last election in 2013. It is their worst result since 1949.
The AfD, which is anti-immigration and anti-Islam, is set to become Germany's first hard-right nationalist party to enter parliament in the post-war era.
Populism and nationalist rhetoric has started to dominate the campaign ahead of elections in Germany.
The parliament voted by 393 to 226 votes in favour of same-sex marriage. Many other European countries, including France, Britain and Spain, have already legalised same-sex marriage.
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