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Americans abroad: get off the fence, stop Trump

If you're an American in Europe, don't let high-minded queasiness stop you using your vote - there's too much at stake, says Laura Shields of Democrats Abroad.

The 10 worst German cities for students to find digs

It's the start of autumn, which means the start of the university year. But along with the excitement comes the stress of finding housing - and in some glamorous locations this can be a nightmare.

German broadcaster sues Turkey over confiscated video

German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle said Monday it had filed a civil complaint after a Turkish minister's office confiscated a taped video interview with him.

Germany's 'James Bond' goes on trial over tax evasion

Germany's former top spy, Werner Mauss, went on trial on Monday accused of hiding millions of euros from authorities.

Norwegian tourist bites chunk off man's ear in Berlin train

Police arrested a Norwegian tourist after he reportedly bit off part of the ear of a man who tried to break up a fight.

Germany holds first national 'mermaiding' championship

On Saturday, over 100 participants strapped on their tail fins for Germany’s first ever national mermaid (-and men) swimming championship.

Norwegian police charge German man for friend's death

A 55-year-old German man will be held on remand after his friend and countryman died on the island of Ombo in southwestern Norway over the weekend.

15 pics that prove Germany is totally enchanting in autumn

As summer fades into a distant memory and you start to begrudge trading Birkenstocks for boots, these pictures may help change your perspective on the new chill in the air.

Left politician who smuggled refugee could lose immunity

Die Linke (Left Party) politician Diether Dehm could lose his immunity as an elected official after he admitted to smuggling a refugee into Germany.

Merkel party leader admits sexism is a problem

A leader of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party admitted Sunday that it has a problem with sexism in its ranks, after a female politician spoke out about vulgar and belittling comments.

Ethiopia's Bekele nears record in Berlin marathon win

Kenenisa Bekele narrowly missed out on the world record on Sunday as the Ethiopian won the Berlin marathon ahead of former winner Wilson Kipsang.

Europe needs deals to send migrants home: Merkel

Germany's embattled Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that Europe needs to secure more deals with third countries on sending back migrants who do not qualify for asylum.

Germany sees 'turning point' in birth rate decline

Germany has halted a three-decade-long decline in its birth rate, with data showing that the trend has started to reverse, statisticians said Friday.

France turns to Germany for contract in assault rifles

The French military is to buy German assault rifles to replace its venerable French-made service weapon, the FAMAS, the government's military procurement agency announced on Friday.

Trump protesters rebuild and tear down 'Berlin Wall'

US expats gathered at the Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate on Friday "rebuild" the Berlin Wall and protest US presidential candidate Donald Trump's own proposed wall-building.

Accusation of sexism within Merkel's party creates uproar

A young politician from the ranks of Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has caused a storm by suggesting that the party is institutionally sexist.

How to vote absentee from abroad in the US elections

No matter where they are in the world, Americans can vote absentee in the upcoming US elections. But how does it all work? We tracked down some answers.

EasyJet 'in talks to buy German airline' to duck Brexit

EasyJet is in talks to acquire TUIfly, a board member of the German carrier said Friday, as the British no-frills airline looks for ways to keep flying freely within the EU after Britain quits the bloc.

Symbols of migrant plight to go on show in Bonn museum

A people smugglers' car, a dinghy and a life jacket are among items related to Europe's migration crisis due to go on display at a German museum.

Green party demand 'quick and easy' citizenship for Brits

The Green party has called for Brits living in Germany to be offered a painless path to obtaining dual citizenship as to "reassure them over the future".

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