Germany

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‘We were a different side of the 80s. Not the Duran Duran 80s’: the return of Propaganda
Fans of Throbbing Gristle with liner notes on the gender of vampires, the German synth-pop duo somehow broke into the mainstream. Now, after 37 years away, they’re back

Alexis Petridis

24, May, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Germany to relax visa rules for Russian workers despite spy warning
Process to be eased to exempt applicants with special expertise from case-by-case assessment

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

23, May, 2022 @1:37 PM

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Genteel German island balks at prospect of anti-capitalist ‘chaos’ party
Islanders fear government’s €9-a-month travel pass will encourage a stampede of visitors

Kate Connolly in Berlin

22, May, 2022 @4:56 PM

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‘In no city have I felt as unsafe as Berlin’: opera singer sues metro over racism claims
The German capital’s liberal reputation has been derailed by clashes between subcontracted ticket inspectors and black people

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

22, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Germany eases cost of living crisis with €9 a month public transport ticket
Millions set for summer of cheap travel on all modes of transport

Kate Connolly in Berlin

20, May, 2022 @1:14 PM

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Chat group leak reveals far-right fantasies of Germany’s AfD
Among tens of thousands of posts is talk of jailing Angela Merkel, calls for armed resistance, and homophobia

Kate Connolly in Berlin

20, May, 2022 @12:59 PM

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Putin’s daughter flew to Munich ‘more than 50 times’, investigation suggests
Investigation also suggests president’s youngest daughter is in a relationship with ballet dancer Igor Zelensky

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

19, May, 2022 @8:51 PM

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Gerhard Schröder to be stripped of privileges for not cutting ties with Russia
Former German chancellor, who holds positions at Rosneft and Nord Stream, will lose staff and office

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

19, May, 2022 @4:04 PM

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Woman seriously wounded in German school shooting, say police
Bremerhaven pupils barricade themselves in classrooms during attack by man reportedly armed with crossbow

Philip Oltermann in Berlin, and agencies

19, May, 2022 @1:29 PM

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‘People should be more aware’: the business dynasties who benefited from Nazis
In his new book Nazi Billionaires, David de Jong explores the damning history of companies who have refused to examine their murky history with Hitler

David Smith in Washington

18, May, 2022 @6:11 AM

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German state elections show populism in decline on left and right
Poll in most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, also casts doubt on support for Olaf Scholz

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

16, May, 2022 @12:49 PM

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‘We kept our beards’: Oberammergau’s passion play emerges from pandemic
In 1633 the Bavarian village vowed to stage its play every 10 years if it survived the plague. It did then and has again

Kate Connolly in Oberammergau

14, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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