Anti-euro party gains political ground in eastern Germany

Germany's fledgling Euro-sceptic "AfD" party has shaken the country's political landscape by making big gains in two state elections, a fortnight after securing seats in a state legislature for the first time.

Anti-euro party extends gains in eastern Germany

Germany's fledgling anti-euro party celebrated election gains in two eastern states today, in a show of strength that spells a growing threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

At a landmark Berlin rally, Angela Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism

Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict.

Germany condemns David Haines beheading as `barbaric violence`

Germany on Sunday condemned the execution of British aid worker David Haines by an Islamic State militant as a "heinous act of barbaric violence".

Angela Merkel to rally fight against anti-Semitism

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Jewish leaders will speak Sunday at a Berlin rally against anti-Semitism after the latest Gaza conflict sparked an upsurge in hate speech against Jews.

German anti-euro party`s `values` drive energises voters

To strong applause from other supporters at a rally of Germany`s fledgling anti-euro party, lawyer Frank Gerlach tells the crowd he`s pleased that Europe`s top economy once again has a "conservative party".

German `jihadist` goes on trial for Islamic State ties

A 20-year-old German alleged jihadist goes on trial Monday on charges of fighting for Islamic State in Syria, in Germany`s first court proceedings involving the militant group.

Flemish nationalists tread cautiously on Scottish independence vote

Scotland`s independence vote inspires Flemish nationalists with hope but, with negotiations underway on forming a new Belgian government, they also have their reasons to tread carefully, analysts say.

Body parts found in barrels in German garage

Authorities say parts of a woman's body have been found in two plastic barrels in a garage near Frankfurt, but it's unclear how long ago she died, who she was and what happened to her.

Germany to send 40 military trainers to Iraq

 Germany plans to send about 40 paratroopers to Iraq to provide weapons training to Kurdish fighters battling an Islamic extremist insurgency.

Germany, Britain say won't take part in anti-IS air strikes in Syria

The foreign ministers of Germany and Britain said on Thursday they would not be taking part in air strikes in Syria against the Islamic State militant group.

Iran, European countries hold nuclear talks in Vienna

 Officials from Iran and Britain, France and Germany were due on Thursday to hold nuclear talks in Vienna towards reaching a potentially historic accord by November.

Merkel wants new Russia sanctions implemented

The European Union should go ahead with the announcement of new economic sanctions against Russia, Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday, adding that they could always be suspended at a later date if there was substantial progress towards a peace plan for Ukraine.

Massive blast hits northern Germany chemicals plant

A massive blast rocked a chemicals plant in northern Germany on Tuesday, a spokesman for the fire service told AFP, with no details yet on casualties.

Lufthansa cancels flights over pilot strike

Germany`s biggest airline Lufthansa said it was grounding 110 flights across Europe on Wednesday after pilots announced a strike over changes to early retirement rules.

New EU Commission to be unveiled, draft line-up offers clues

Germany and Belgium could hold two of the most powerful posts in the next European Commission, taking on trade and antitrust regulation respectively, according to a draft version of the line-up for the new EU executive seen by Reuters.

Jammu and Kashmir floods: Germany offers Rs 25 lakh assistance to Baramulla hospital

Germany on Tuesday offered financial assistance of Rs 25 lakh to a hospital in Baramulla to help flood-affected people in Kashmir.

Easing EU budget rules is wrong way: German minister

It would be a "mistake" to believe that easing Europe`s budget rules will boost economic growth in the region, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Tuesday. 

Germany arrests three Shebab suspects returning from Kenya

Three German men were arrested at the weekend when they flew home from Kenya, accused of having joined and fought with Somalia's Shebab Islamist militant group, officials said on Monday.

India, Germany to cooperate in skill development, river cleaning

India and Germany today agreed to prepare a roadmap for cooperation in skill development, solid waste management and cleaning of rivers as visiting Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who described the two nations as "made for each other".