A former SS officer has gone on trial, charged with the murder of a Dutch resistance fighter in 1944. The trial of 92-year-old Siert Bruins, a Dutch-born German, is expected to be one of the last of its kind in Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's call to axe EU membership talks with Turkey has been met with resistance from Finland and Lithuania at an EU ministers summit. A decision is unlikely to be made until next year.
World leaders, including Emmanuel Macron of France, have congratulated Chancellor Angela Merkel on her election win. But the AfD's entry into parliament was also lauded by Europe's far-right leaders.
The scandal around right-wing extremism in the Bundeswehr has once again raised the issue of how Germany maintains military traditions. DW's Udo Bauer believes there must be clear distance from Hitler's Wehrmacht.
The Associated Press has again denied claims it aided the Nazi Germany war effort, but conceded it could have 'handled things better.' The apparent backtrack is embarrassing for the 170-year-old worldwide news agency.
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