A look back at Edward Snowden's leaks of classified US security information, and the revelations they contained.
Vienna has demanded an explanation from Berlin over reports that Germany's BND agency spied on nearly 2,000 targets in Austria between 1999 and 2006. Austrian media said embassies were among the targets.
Amid deeply strained ties between Washington and Berlin, Emily Haber, Germany's new US ambassador, has her work cut out for herself. But former US officials who know her say she is exactly the right woman for the job.
If there is one thing Angela Merkel can depend on, it's a broadside from Donald Trump. The US president has interfered in the German government's asylum crisis. That won't bring the chancellor down, says Jens Thurau.
Should world leaders go to the football World Cup in Russia? This has become a tricky question for politicians in several countries. Unusually, Germany's famous fan Angela Merkel has not yet said whether she will attend.
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