Islamist terrorism is the biggest test facing Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in her New Year's address to the nation. She vowed to introduce laws that improve security after a deadly attack before Christmas in Berlin.
Israel and Germany have restarted bilateral consultations after long-standing disagreements about settlement building. Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she agrees that Israel faces an increased threat from Iran.
A call that a memorial to Polish World War II victims of Nazi Germany be erected in Berlin has been renewed by former Bundestag President Rita Süssmuth. The initiative has the backing of some 100 prominent Germans.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is well-known and liked in Nigeria, so expectations for her visit on Friday are unsurprisingly high. Observers are hoping for better trade relations — and a boost for women in politics.
While Merkel's coalition dives in the polls, the Greens have been riding a wave of support. Decades after their rebellious arrival on Germany's political scene, the party is poised to become part of a new establishment.
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