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Germany backs plans for €9-a-month local transport pass

Germany’s parliament has approved a plan that will allow people to use local transport across the country for just €9…

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Scholz’s party stands firm on Ukraine after historic state vote loss

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is facing more pressure over his approach to the Ukraine war after his party suffered a…

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Secretary-General of CSU party resigns after threatening journalist

The deputy leader of Germany’s regional conservative party has resigned after insulting and threatening a journalist. Stephan Mayer said he…

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‘Sulky liver sausage’: Scholz slammed after refusing to visit Kyiv

The Ukrainian ambassador to Germany has slammed Chancellor Olaf Scholz for refusing to visit Kyiv following Russia’s invasion. Scholz made…

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Germany approves rainbow flags on ministry buildings for LGBT events

Germany says it has authorised raising the rainbow flag at federal government buildings to mark Pride marches or global LGBT+…

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German minister resigns over controversial holiday after deadly floods

A German Cabinet minister has resigned after it emerged that she went on a long holiday shortly after last year’s…

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Olaf Scholz’s SPD secure victory in Saarland regional election

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) secured a significant victory in their first test at the ballot box…

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Steinmeier elected for second term as German president

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier was reelected on Sunday for a five-year term in a largely ceremonial post where he must…

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‘Auf Wiedersehen Angela!’ Merkel’s best moments of 16 years in office

More than 16 years after she was appointed as Germany’s first female chancellor, Angela Merkel has now assured herself a…

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Bye-bye Angela: Six legacies that defined the Merkel era

Today marked the end of an era in global politics as Germany’s Angela Merkel left office after 16 years in…

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