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Activists taunt AfD politician with mini Holocaust memorial

Berlin - A group of activists on Wednesday unveiled a replica of Berlin's Holocaust Memorial secretly erected outside the home of a far-right AfD politician who has urged Germany to stop atoning for Nazi guilt.

Pressure mounts on SPD to ease German political chaos

Berlin - Pressure mounted Wednesday on Germany's Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz to reconsider an alliance with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and stop Europe's biggest economy from sinking into months of paralysis.

Germany's president: master of diplomacy with cards to end crisis

Berlin - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, whose role rarely goes beyond ribbon-cutting, has become the man of the hour in the current political crisis, holding the key to a possible compromise or snap elections.

Political crisis tarnishes Germany's trademark stability

Berlin - The political crisis in Berlin challenges the idea of "German exceptionalism"as an anchor of democratic stability and a bulwark against a wave of populism, analysts said Tuesday.

Last-ditch attempt to end Germany's political crisis

Berlin - Germany's president held talks with party leaders Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt to save the EU's top economy from the political turmoil sparked by the collapse of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition talks.

Newcomer Lindner under fire for torpedoing Merkel's coalition hopes

Berlin - He is Germany's fresh-faced political whizzkid, likes to tweet selfies, and shortly after midnight plunged Chancellor Angela Merkel's caretaker government into turmoil.

German president urges parties to compromise, end crisis

Berlin - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged political parties Monday to rethink their positions and find compromises to form a government, hours after coalition talks collapsed and plunged Germany into a crisis.

Merkel battles to stay in power despite crisis

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday she was ready to lead her party into snap elections after the collapse of high-stakes coalition talks plunged the EU's top economy into a political crisis.

Angela Merkel, fighting to stay Germany's 'eternal chancellor'

Berlin - Germany's veteran Chancellor Angela Merkel has survived multiple crises and outlasted a string of world leaders but now faces a battle for her political life after the collapse of talks to forge a coalition government.

What's next for Germany after collapse of coalition talks?

Berlin - Germany could be forced to hold new elections after high stakes talks for a coalition collapsed Sunday between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative CDU-CSU alliance, ecologist Greens and pro-business FDP.

German TV boss to leave job early after controversial comments

Berlin - The boss of major German television channel will leave his post earlier than expected, the company said Sunday, after he sparked anger by describing core viewers as "a bit fat and a bit poor".

German coalition talks trip over immigration stumbling block

Berlin - Tough talks to form Germany's next government collapsed Sunday as the four parties in talks failed to bridge a yawning gap over immigration policy.Here are some of the thorniest issues that led to the failure.

Germany in political crisis as coalition talks collapse

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel was left battling for political survival Monday after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed -- plunging Germany into a crisis that could see it hold fresh elections.

Keeping it real: UN climate talks struggle to stay relevant

Bonn - There was a telling moment at the 23rd edition of UN climate talks that underscored both the life-and-death stakes in the fight against global warming, and how hard it is for this belaboured forum to rise to the challenge.

Crunch time for Merkel to build coalition or face new polls

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel resumed complex coalition talks Saturday in a last-ditch effort to forge a government and avert a political crisis in Europe's biggest economy.

Merkel's fate in balance as German coalition talks drag on

Berlin - Tough talks to form Germany's next government will continue through the weekend, the parties agreed Friday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's political future in the balance as failure to produce a deal could force snap elections.

The three top hurdles in German coalition talks

Berlin - Thorny issues divide German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and left-leaning Greens as they seek to forge a coalition government in marathon talks.

The rocky road to possible snap elections in Germany

Berlin - A collapse of exploratory talks on forming a new German government under Chancellor Angela Merkel would likely trigger snap elections, a prospect fraught with risk for Europe's top economic power.

UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump

Bonn - Negotiations to bolster the climate-saving Paris Agreement, crafted over two decades, closed in Bonn Saturday, deflated but not derailed by Donald Trump's rejection of the treaty and defence of fossil fuels.

German giant Siemens plans to shed around 6,900 jobs

Munich - Siemens announced it will cut about 6,900 jobs or close to two percent of its global work force. Most cuts, about 6,100 will be made at the Power and Gas division and will happen before 2020.
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