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Migrant crisis: Angela Merkel warns Europe its credibility on human rights is about to be 'kaput'

German Chancellor insists her country is equipped for challenge, despite revelations the crisis will cost taxpayers an extra €3.3bn next year

Ebrahim B escaped from an Isis cell when he claims he took an injured fighter for treatment

German Isis recruit Ebrahim B to reveal full horrors of his 'execution centre' ordeal

Tempted by the promise of four wives, Ebrahim B joined up and travelled to Syria – only to be arrested as a spy

More than 48,000 stumbling stones have been placed in 16 countries across Europe

Holocaust memorial plaques: Are Munich's 'stumbling stones' a tribute to the Nazi's victims – or an insult?

The city's conservative-led council has voted by a large majority to continue an 11-year ban on them following objections from a Jewish community leader

More than 2,000 athletes are competing at the site of the 1936 ‘Nazi Games’

European Maccabi Games 2015: Nazi-built stadium in Berlin to host 'Jewish Olympics'

Athletes from 36 countries will compete in the austere, stone amphitheatre built for Hitler's 1936 Olympics

Paintings by Georg Baselitz, which he says he will withdraw from German museums

German artists threaten to 'flog off' their work in protest at national treasure law

Berlin gallery owner warns new legislation could result in an 'exodus of modern art from Germany'

The edition title translates as 'Our Greeks – a rapprochement with a strange people'

Greece debt crisis: German-Greek relations slump further after Der Spiegel magazine cover prompts controversy

Germans were not amused by this latest bit of Greece bashing

The hotel Leonardo in Freital, a temporary home for up to 300 refugees, has been at the centre of violent anti-migrant protests and counter demonstrations for several weeks

Neo-Nazis lay siege to asylum-seekers hostel in Freital as race hate rears its ugly head once again in east Germany

A small town has witnessed ugly scenes as neo-Nazis besiege the Hotel Leonardo, an illustration of the country’s mounting xenophobia

According to German media, Angela Merkel is desperate not to go down in history as the chancellor who initiated the break-up of the eurozone

Greece debt crisis: Angela Merkel faces revolt from the right for wanting to keep Athens in euro

One MP described the Greek government as 'rip-off merchants' and 'conmen'

Frauke Petry has a reputation for appearing entirely reasonable while supporting the xenophobic far right

Frauke Petry appointed AfD's new leader as German Eurosceptics turn to the right

The AfD made big gains in regional elections in eastern Germany last year

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that 'the future of Europe is not at stake'

Uncertainty over Greece’s future membership of eurozone causes rift in Angela Merkel's party

Merkel is said to be desperate to ensure that she does not go down in history as the Chancellor who initiated the break-up of the eurozone

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