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Gauck’s last speech a call for courage in troubled times:

January 18th, 2017

During his final major appearance, outgoing President Joachim Gauck spoke about Germany, Europe and the world. It was a speech befitting a true statesman, whose career reflects the country's many upheavals since 1945.

Project Schmalbart: Among the anti-populists:

January 18th, 2017

Members of Germany’s new anti-populist Schmalbart network have held their first meeting. Can left-wingers, conservatives, digital strategists and offliners work together to bring about meaningful change?

Anis Amri: How a terror suspect eluded German authorities:

January 18th, 2017

More than 40 different agencies worked on the terror suspect's case before the Christmas market attack. Despite a looming deportation order, authorities failed to stop him, even when he was on their radar.

German cabinet proposes 24 September election date:

January 18th, 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet have agreed on 24 September as a date for parliamentary elections. The German president will now make the final decision.

Joachim Gauck: From rebel East German pastor to president of unified Germany:

January 18th, 2017

Joachim Gauck's life has been intertwined with several important chapters in the country's history. Like Chancellor Merkel, the outgoing president hails from the east. Unlike her, Gauck is known for speaking his mind.

German Greens pick Göring-Eckardt and Özdemir to lead party in election:

January 18th, 2017

Green party members opted to play it safe with their picks for leading election candidates. Özdemir's election signals a potential coalition with Merkel's Christian Democrats.

Munich mayor extends Oktoberfest invite to US President Barack Obama:

January 18th, 2017

The outgoing US president has said he would like to visit Germany's famed beer festival as a private citizen. Now, the mayor of Munich has welcomed him to do just that.

Court psychiatrist testifies on 'egocentric' behavior of defendant in German neo-Nazi murders case:

January 17th, 2017

A psychiatrist has presented the first part of his assessment of alleged NSU member Zschäpe, finding her mentally sound. The report also marks the beginning of the end for the yearslong case that scandalized Germany.

High-ranking Catholic priests push for an end to celibacy:

January 17th, 2017

Eleven retired priests from Germany have called for an end to celibacy in an open letter, written in review of their 50 years as clergy. They are unusually candid in addressing the isolation many priests face.

Off Road Kids foundation helps homeless youth and 'sofa hoppers':

January 17th, 2017

The foundation works with young adults who've fallen through the cracks of the social system. The staff want to get stray youth off friends' couches and into their own apartments. Carla Bleiker reports from Cologne.

Baghdad ends scholarships for Iraqi students abroad:

January 17th, 2017

The Iraqi government has been cutting its scholarships for students to study abroad. This has caused stress for Iraqi students in Germany, who now have no way to finance their graduate education in Europe.

Germany's Constitutional Court rules against banning far-right NPD party:

January 17th, 2017

Federal judges in Germany have ruled against banning the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD). It is the second attempt to ban the NPD that has ended in failure.

German opposition leader calls for security union with Russia, dissolution of NATO:

January 17th, 2017

The parliamentary leader of Germany's largest opposition party has urged the dissolution of the NATO alliance. Her remarks come after US president-elect Donald Trump described it as "obsolete."

Berlin remembers Christmas market victims one month after attack:

January 16th, 2017

One month after a truck plowed into a crowded Berlin Christmas market, a memorial service for the 12 victims has been held in the German capital. Spiritual leaders urged against misusing religion to justify violence.

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