Outrage is growing after media reports that the NSA has been spying on German institutions from a base at the US embassy.
Bavarians are known for their independence. The political expression of this is the Christian Social Union — the regional conservative party and feisty southern sibling to Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats.
German MPs have held a tense debate in the Bundestag in the aftermath of far-right protests in eastern Germany. Chancellor Angela Merkel's immigration policies and the national budget were also in the spotlight.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term in office. Here's a look at Germany's political parties, who they are and what they want.
The possibility of German troops joining airstrikes in Syria if chemical weapons are used is causing a rift in Angela Merkel's government. The conflict has reached the Bundestag — and the statements are getting stronger.
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