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Germany expels Russian diplomats over murder of Georgian citizen in Berlin

After the murder of a Georgian citizen in Berlin, the German government expelled two employees of the Russian embassy. The Attorney General...

Bavarian integration law partly declared unconstitutional

Bavaria's integration law partly violates the state constitution. According to the State Constitutional Court, mandatory courses on 'German values' for migrants are...

Grand Coalition crisis: CDU’s AKK firmly rejects renegotiation of agreement

The designated SPD leaders would like to renegotiate the coalition agreement with CDU/CSU . But CDU leader Kramp-Karrenbauer give little hope to...

Leadership ballot: SPD members vote for underdog and challenge Grand Coalition

It is a somewhat surprising decision by the SPD party members: Saskia Esken and Norbert Walter-Borjans are to take over the party...

AfD party conference votes in new leadership

The founding generation of the AfD is retiring: Party leader Gauland is succeeded by his preferred candidate Tino Chrupalla as co-chairman. Together...

Bundestag passes record budget

The federal government plans to spend 362 billion euros next year - more than ever before. And that, without incurring any new...

Northern states ring alarm bells on wind energy

The northern German states fear for the future of the wind power industry. In a joint letter to Chancellor Merkel, they warn...

Berlin: BER airport to finally open gates in October 2020

The new Capital Airport BER is scheduled to open on 31 October 2020. This was announced by the operators on Friday. ...

Climate laws blocked by Bundesrat in bid to renegotiate deal

Parts of the climate package must be renegotiated in the Conciliation Committee of Bundestag and Bundesrat. Among other things, the Upper House...

Germany to increase NATO contributions

Under pressure from US President Trump, the NATO states have agreed on a new distribution of the organisation's busget. In the future,...