Dresden Armageddon 70 years on: the shadow of extremism hangs over the birthplace of the Pegida - a city once devastated by Allied bombing during WWII
11 February 2015 06:10 PM
As the anniversary of the raids is commemorated on Friday, Tony Paterson looks at how resentment still lingers, providing fertile soil for far-right and anti-Muslim groups such as Pegida
06 February 2015 12:00 AM
Anti-Islamic fervour is supposedly on the wane in Germany. This is at least in part because Pegida (which stands for Patriotic Europeans against Islamisation of the West) has split apart.
05 February 2015 12:00 AM
They are called Stolpersteine – literally “stumbling stones” – and each one of the matchbox-sized brass plaques denotes the plight of a Holocaust victim.
Oktoberfest bomb inquiry: Severed hand may prove 1980 attack was carried out by neo-Nazis and not a lone wolf
04 February 2015 06:15 PM
New evidence leads to claims of political cover-up during original investigation into Germany's deadliest post-war terrorist incident
Pegida movement on verge of implosion as five of its leading members resign in disgust due to fears of being taken over by Germany's far right
29 January 2015 06:10 PM
Breakaway group, angry at the continued involvement of former leader Lutz Bachmann, pledge to form a moderate rival 'direct democracy' protest group
29 January 2015 12:00 AM
The German capital is mourning the loss of one of the venues that has helped sustain its reputation as a mecca for unconventional sexual practices the city has held since the 1920s.
Greece elections: Syriza’s triumph a blow for Germany but Greeks warned not to delude themselves over EU debt
26 January 2015 08:27 PM
Angela Merkel's government remained adamant that the new Athens coalition would have to stick to the European Union’s savings programme
25 January 2015 06:48 PM
Josef Paczynski survived his time in Auschwitz because he was personal barber to Rudolf Höss
23 January 2015 05:57 PM
70 years after the camp's liberation, this is still a tale best told without the aid of any interactive devices
German court rules that men ARE allowed to stand up to urinate - but 'must expect occasional rows with housemates'
22 January 2015 06:44 PM
Decision comes after a landlord tried to retain €1,900 from a tenant's deposit to pay for repairs to a marble lavatory floor which had allegedly 'lost its sheen' by being regularly sprinkled with urine
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
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- 2 If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
- 3 The Chinese city where men have 'three girlfriends because there are so many women'
- 4 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition