German Chancellor Angela Merkel remains in the spotlight in the NSA affair. Opposition politicians want to know what she knew about domestic intelligence services using US software to spy on Germans.
China's spy agency created fake LinkedIn profiles to infiltrate political and business circles, a German intelligence service has said. China has called on Germany to avoid undermining bilateral relations.
The chancellor's spokesman has announced plans for Angela Merkel to meet with the relatives of those killed in last year's Christmas market attack. In a critical letter, the relatives accused her of "political inaction."
Shortly before the anniversary of the 2016 Berlin terror attack, Chancellor Angela Merkel has paid a surprise visit to Breitscheidtplatz's Christmas market. Survivors recently criticized Merkel's handling of the attack.
Germany's Social Democrats have voted to start talks that could lead to a new government coalition. Over 80 percent of delegates also voted to keep Martin Schulz as SPD chairman. DW's Kate Brady was on-site in Berlin.
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