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The German Chancellor sang carols and appeared to be in good spirits despite limping on crutches
Catalonia’s president has called on European Union leaders for support as the region seeks a vote on independence in November this year, the source of an increasingly bitter fight with Spain’s central government.
Another leading newspaper in Schumacher's homeland asks 'how many guardian angels does Schumi need' following serious head trauma suffered when he hit his head on a rock while skiing
'Draconian' laws would help the US cover up illegal activities
What really spooks the Tories is that anti-EU Ukip could cost them scores of seats
Final details will need to be thrashed out before tomorrow’s two-day summit of EU leaders begins in Brussels
Another female German politician?
Angela Merkel’s third term in office ends in 2017, and a leading contender to succeed her is the new Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen
Hans-Christian Stroebele said he had written to the heads of MI5, MI6 and GCHQ
The law will require firms to fill 30 per cent of their board with women as Germany’s big parties reach an agreement
Britain’s secret listening service, GCHQ, uses a spying system codenamed “Royal Concierge” to carry out detailed surveillance on foreign diplomats and government delegations at more than 350 hotels across the world, Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine reported on Sunday.
Our EU competitor now has more cultural clout than us, says Emily Dugan. Meanwhile Matthew Bell sets a quiz to find out how Teut-on-it you are (answers below)
Foreign minister summons ambassador to provide explanation after report in The Independent
European governments must take a public stand against mass surveillance
Chancellor must find a party to form new coalition or risk another election
Germany is financially strong, but as Angela Merkel has said, her strength is not infinite