Sunday’s results meant that the right-wing nationalist party now holds seats in eight of Germany’s 16 state parliaments
The attributes for which the German Chancellor has long been praised now appear to be at the root of her difficulties
The German Chancellor is adamant only a common European solution can solve the crisis, despite disastrous results for her party in regional elections
The outcome amounted to a blow to Merkel just as the chancellor is set to fight this week for a new accord between the European Union and Turkey on the refugee crisis.
They argue the route remains open for Syrian and Iraqi refugees, and therefore should not be declared closed
German chancellor has been a leading advocate of economic sanctions against Vladimir Putin’s regime
As elections near, support for the Chancellor and her party is slipping. Tony Paterson reports from Bad Kreuznach
Jean-Marie Le Pen has been convicted of racism or anti-Semitism at least six times
The Prime Minister left talks at 5am this morning and has already returned to the negotiating table
Plans would see Ankara tightening controls to prevent two million Syrians in Turkish refugee camps heading to Europe
Most advocates of this policy avoid going through it in detail
The German Chancellor says many of the UK's demands are sensible
German Chancellor announces joint diplomatic efforts with leaders in Turkey to stop Syria’s escalating conflict. Laura Pitel reports from Istanbul
More speedy processing means it will be easier to return some asylum seekers
Merkel has said that refugees have a 'temporary residential status'
Officers must 'use firearms if necessary', claims Frauke Petry