German officials say growing numbers of pregnant immigrant women are paying German men to pose as fathers so that they can qualify for residency.
One of Germany’s biggest ever neo-Nazi trials has been suspended because the judge is too old. Critics have called the decision a scandal for the judiciary and accused the defense of deliberate delays.
Over 400 extremists with warrants out for their arrest are still free, according to government data. The Left party has said the rising trend indicates the presence of an “established Nazi underground.”
German Foreign Minister Gabriel’s visit aims at calming growing tensions between Berlin and Ankara. Top on the minister’s list is securing German lawmakers’ access to troops at the Incirlik airbase.
Dutch investigators are probing firebrand MP Geert Wilders over alleged inflammatory remarks about Islam made in a speech in Austria two years ago, prosecutors said on Friday.
The new law officially makes 18 the minimum age for marriage. Previously, 16-year-olds were allowed to marry adults in certain cases with court permission.
Audi also installed emission-cheating software in some 24,000 luxury models, according to German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt. His admission follows ructions at Volkswagen over health-damaging exhaust gases.
Germans had some creative ways of expressing their disapproval of the US President’s decision to pull out of an international agreement to fight climate change.
While visiting Berlin, the liberal Senator called Donald Trump’s comments attacking a long-standing ally “unacceptable”.
In a week during which a Europe-US rift seems to be deepening, the Chinese premier became the second major Asian leader to arrive in Berlin. Talks will focus on closer cooperation on trade and climate issues.