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Merkel: Chancellor who shops with the people

Angela Merkel's popularity hinges to a large extent on her down-to-earth approach and according to the latest poll her popularity rating is 61%.

Markets rally after Germany’s ruling on eurozone rescue fund

Angela Merkel says Germany has sent a powerful message to the rest of Europe and beyond after its decision on the creation of a rescue fund.

What it feels like to be old

An innovative suit gives medical students an idea of what the elderly experience in their daily lives, writes Kate Connolly.

Germany’s Muslim, Jewish leaders team up to fight circumcision ruling

Jewish and Muslim leaders have united in their condemnation of a German court's decision to in effect outlaw the circumcision of boys.

The Führer’s tentative return to Berlin

A ground-breaking exhibition about Adolf Hitler has explored the relationship between the Führer and the German nation.

Milking sleep-deprived

Melatonin-loaded milk taken from cows at night said to alleviate insomnia.

Immigrants Germany loves to hate

Chancellor Angela Merkel's remarks about the 'failure of multiculturalism' in the country suggest a shift in attitude to foreigners.

Donate your organs …for dinner

Would you sacrifice your testicles, stomach fat or ears for high-class cuisine?

Gay German sneer is offside

Spectre of nepotism rears its head as president meets Daewoo boss before shipping pact is inked.

How it all went wrong for Merkel

With government meetings reduced to slanging matches, Germany's chancellor is losing power.

Hands up: The censor’s surrender

German film-goers are hailing the release of the last film to be banned in East Germany as the end of an era. Kate Connolly reports

Power from the deserts

The Desertec project aims to build solar power plants in several locations in North Africa.

Pope’s move unpopular

The scale of criticism is unprecedented in the four years of Benedict's pontificate.

Germany does U-turn on ‘roadmap to biofuels’

The German government has been forced into an embarrassing climbdown over its plans to lead a worldwide biofuels revolution on the roads.

Victim of the ‘assassination of the author’?

It takes a lot to make him break his silence -- Kundera has given few interviews in the past 25 years.

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Zuma, Zondo play the waiting game

The former president says he will talk once the courts have ruled, but the head of the state capture inquiry appears resigned to letting the clock run out as the commission's deadline nears

Stern warning against Covid greets Mthembu’s death

The ANC has slammed conspiracy theorists and cautioned against showing complacency towards the deadly virus

Lala ngoxolo Mvelase Jackson Mthembu

In his announcement, President Cyril Ramaphosa called the late minister ‘a life-long champion of freedom and democracy’

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