Did you hear this? Donald Trump in running for 2016 Nobel Peace Prize
Did you hear this? Donald Trump in running for 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump, Greek islanders helping desperate migrants, Angela Merkel and the pope -- some may seem more likely than others but all are understood to be in the running for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

Angela Merkel tells Vladimir Putin to `use influence` to rein in Ukraine rebels

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to use his influence to rein in pro-Kremlin rebels in eastern Ukraine, a day after the German leader warned that a peace deal was not being fully implemented.

Berlin to list Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia as `safe countries of origin`: Vice chancellor

Germany will place Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia on the list of "safe countries of origin", Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel announced Thursday, in a move that will make it easier to reject asylum requests from those nationals.

Angela Merkel opens Holocaust art expo with anti-Semitism warning
Angela Merkel opens Holocaust art expo with anti-Semitism warning

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday opened a major exhibition featuring works by Jewish concentration camp prisoners, as she pledged to combat a feared rise in anti-Semitism in Germany linked to a record influx of refugees.

Clouds over German economy as biz confidence falls to 11-month low
Clouds over German economy as biz confidence falls to 11-month low

The outlook for the German economy, Europe's biggest, clouded over significantly in January as business confidence fell to its lowest level in 11 months, the Ifo economic institute said Monday.

Barack Obama, Angela Merkel discuss aid for Syrian refugees: White House

Obama told Merkel he plans to host a summit for leaders at the UN General Assembly in September to secure new commitments to help address the refugee crisis, the White House said in a statement.

Charlie Hebdo's another shocker: Alan Kurdi, Syrian boy found dead on Turkish beach, would've grown to become a sex offender
Charlie Hebdo's another shocker: Alan Kurdi, Syrian boy found dead on Turkish beach, would've grown to become a sex offender

The cartoon depicts two male creatures running after terrified women with the caption: "What would have become of the young Alan if he had grown up? A groper in Germany."

Anti-refugee right-wingers go on rampage in Leipzig: Police
Anti-refugee right-wingers go on rampage in Leipzig: Police

Over 200 masked right-wing supporters, carrying placards with racist overtones, went on a rampage in the eastern city of Leipzig on Monday night, throwing fireworks, breaking windows and vandalising buildings, police said.

New Year's Eve assaults in Cologne not linked to organised crime: German official
New Year's Eve assaults in Cologne not linked to organised crime: German official

A top German police official says he doesn't believe New Year's Eve assaults in Cologne and elsewhere blamed largely on foreigners were linked to organised crime.

Thousands at far-right rally against Merkel migrant policy

Thousands of far-right protesters have rallied in the eastern German city of Leipzig against the record refugee influx they blamed for sexual violence against women at New Year's Eve festivities.

'Merkel out!': PEGIDA supporters vent ire post Cologne attacks

Chanting "Merkel out" and waving German flags, supporters of the xenophobic PEGIDA movement vented their anger today against migrants after a rash of sexual assaults in the western city of Cologne. Carrying banners and signs bearing slogans like "Rapefugees not welcome", the far-right protesters took aim at Merkel, accusing her of allowing migrants to running amok in Germany through her liberal stance towards those fleeing war.

Germany promises migrant crime crackdown after Cologne assaults

Some 121 women are reported to have been robbed, threatened or sexually molested there by gangs of mostly drunk men.

Merkel under fire on migrants after New Year's Eve assaults
Merkel under fire on migrants after New Year's Eve assaults

German Chancellor Angela Merkel came under mounting pressure today over her welcoming stance toward migrants, which opponents have linked to a shocking rash of apparently coordinated sex attacks in Cologne on New Year's Eve.

Germany: Nearly 1.1 million migrants arrived last year

Nearly 1.1 million people were registered as asylum-seekers in Germany last year, more than 400,000 of them from Syria, the government said on Wednesday.

Angela Merkel's office sealed off due to security scare
Angela Merkel's office sealed off due to security scare

The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been sealed off due to a suspicious package, a report said on Wednesday.

German minister lashes out at police over New Year sex assaults

The German Police is under fire for failing to stop sexual assaults against women committed in the city of Cologne on New Year`s Eve.

Germany's influx of refugees is an opportunity: Angela Merkel
Germany's influx of refugees is an opportunity: Angela Merkel

German society and the economy stand to benefit from the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, repeating her optimistic mantra "we can do this".

Merkel tells Germans refugee influx `an opportunity`

Chancellor Angela Merkel in her New Year`s address Thursday asked Germans to see a record refugee influx as "an opportunity for tomorrow" and urged doubters not to follow racist hate-mongers.

Obama to meet Merkel, attend Hannover trade show in April

President Barack Obama will travel to Germany in late April to attend the trade show known as the Hannover Messe and to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel, a top ally, the White House said on Wednesday.

Germany took in 1.1 mn asylum seekers in 2015: Report

Germany took in almost 1.1 million asylum seekers this year, an all-time record and five times last year's total, a newspaper reported on Wednesday citing unpublished official figures.