The move was widely expected after the Social Democrats said they wanted to be in opposition. Another option would be for Merkel to form a minority government with the Greens.
Prosecutors in Germany on Thursday closed an investigation into whether US and British intelligence services systematically carried out extensive spying on the country’s citizens, citing a lack of hard evidence.
A German cultural foundation on Thursday launched a two year study to determine the origin of about 1,000 skulls brought to Germany from its former East African colonies.
Most expert predictions in recent years have made gloomy predictions about a massive drop in the German population size. But researchers in Cologne have come to a rather different conclusion.
Amazon has been ordered to pay 250 million euros ($294 million) back to Luxembourg after the European Commission found that the online retailer had received illegal tax benefits.
A Dresden prosecutor has charged former AfD co-chair Frauke Petry with lying under oath about campaign financing in 2015. Petry’s immunity from prosecution was lifted by Saxony’s state parliament in August.
The 27th anniversary of German reunification is being celebrated in cities across the country. Chancellor Angela Merkel took part in this year’s main event in Mainz under the motto: “Together we are Germany.”
The number 2 figure in Austria’s ruling SPÖ is resigning over a smear campaign against the main conservative party’s leader, adding to a sense of disarray on the center-left of politics weeks before the elections.
About 10,000 people in Berlin were forced to leave their homes on Monday as bomb disposal units prepared to defuse an unexploded World War II bomb.
Without a rapid coal phase-out, Germany will betray its commitment to the Paris Agreement, experts warn. After years of fierce debate, will the next government finally take action?