The AfD, or Alternative for Germany, has been around for over a decade and has significant public support. But there's been widespread protests against them since news broke that AfD members had met with neo-Nazis to discuss mass deportations from Germany.
Misgivings about Washington's role in the world are being felt by ordinary people as well as foreign policy specialists. And, Vice President Mike Pence's trip to the Munich Security Conference succeeded only in deepening divisions with traditional allies over questions such as Iran and Venezuela and offered little hope in how to deal with threats.
Take-out coffee cups are a popular American import that are filling up the country's trash bins. Now there's an effort in Munich to replace throwaway cups with cups you borrow and return, inspired by the longstanding practice at the city's famous beer gardens.
"The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I've experienced that in the last few days," Merkel said, following Donald Trump's trip to Europe he called "a great success for America."
German investigators have established a link between the Munich mall shooting and far-right Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik while ruling out any ties to ISIS, police said Saturday.
The shooting spree began at a McDonald's and continued on a nearby street before the gunmen moved into the mall near the Olympic stadium in the southern German city, police said.
The 'cashless future' is closer than ever, but cash-loving Germans are not happy about it.
A young Syrian boy vanished from a hospital in Belgrade a month ago while on the refugee trail. The story sparked a social media campaign using the hashtag #FindAzam. BBC journalist John Sweeney explains how he found Azam and his uncle.
When migrants and refugees get to Germany, they're thrilled to reach their destination. But getting there isn't the same as getting legal status or a job.