STUTTGART/BERLIN - Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere called on Monday for the government to restrict the number of refugees coming to Germany, adding pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel who has refused to support an upper limit. | Video
NEW DELHI - India and Germany pledged on Monday to revive efforts to reach an Indo-European free trade pact after talks were derailed by a ban on Indian generic drugs, and struck deals to promote clean energy and make it easier to do business.
BERLIN - Germany needs to limit the number of refugees it takes in or even close its borders, conservative allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the weekend, as the country deals with record inflows of people fleeing from war and poverty.
BERLIN - German authorities expect up to 1.5 million asylum seekers to arrive in Germany this year, the Bild daily said in a report to be published on Monday, up from a previous estimate of 800,000 to 1 million.
BERLIN - When Hesham fled Syria in early August with his pregnant wife and baby, he was sure all would be well once he got to Germany. Instead the hope has turned to despair after weeks of waiting to be registered at an overcrowded reception centre in Berlin.
BERLIN - As Germany celebrated 25 years since reunification on Saturday, President Joachim Gauck said Europe's refugee crisis posed a greater challenge to the country than the welding together of western Germany and the former communist East. | Video
BERLIN - As Germany celebrated 25 years since reunification on Saturday, President Joachim Gauck said Europe's refugee crisis posed a greater challenge to the country than the welding together of western Germany and the former communist East.
BERLIN - There is a risk of violence among asylum seekers getting out of hand at accommodation centres in Germany, the country's police union chief said on Friday in remarks reflecting growing concern over a record refugee influx.
VIENNA - The suspension of regular train service on a link that tens of thousands of migrants used to get from Austria into Germany has been extended by eight days to Oct. 12, Austria's rail operator OeBB said on Friday.
BERLIN - Quitzdorf am See offers charming forest, heath and lakeside scenery, but shares a problem with other such communities in rural eastern Germany: many of its young women have gone.
ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras issued a resounding call for debt relief on Monday as his government unveiled an austere 2016 budget sticking strictly to international bailout targets in a new spirit of cooperation with European and IMF creditors. | Video