"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
Eighteen people are believed to have died in a coach crash in the German state of Bavaria, police say.
UNESCO considers German caves containing world's oldest art for Cultural Heritage status
The marijuana business in Europe is experiencing a gold rush – but this time it’s legal.
Protests begin in Hamburg against the G20 summit
Germany moves to calm the storm with Turkey's leader and talks tough on the outlawed PKK.
World leaders have paid tribute to Germany’s former Chancellor Helmut Kohl during a ceremony inside the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Eruopean leaders will be joined at the EU Parliament in Strasbourg by former US President Bill Clinton, among others
germany is the 14th in Europe and 23rd in the world to legalise same-sex weddings
German MPs vote for same-sex marriage.
The parliament voted by 393 votes in favour of same-sex unions to 226 against.
Germany has been inundated by heavy rain and thunderstorms. Some parts of the capital, Berlin, have been left under water.
Germany’s capital Berlin has been hit with heavy rain and thunderstorms – in some areas the worst downpours for 60 years.
The bad weather left
A demonstration in Berlin organised by NGO Avaaz is calling on Angela Merkel to prevent the USA from destrtoying the Paris Climate agreement.
They reaffirmed their commitment to the Paris accord after the US decision to pull out.
Tensions rise between Germany and Turkey as foreign minister says presidential bodyguards involved in May violence in Washington "not welcome" at G20 Hamburg summit
Officials in the German city of Hamburg sent home as many as 300 police officers from Berlin for allegations of unseemly behaviour including public sex acts and the mishandling of firearms.
SPD leader Martin Schulz says his party will push for a vote in parliament this week, before the start of the summer recess.
It comes after other parties warned that an agreement on gay marriage would be a condition of any coalition deal with Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU).
Germany's SPD is struggling to stop an alarming poll slump after surge early this year
American art travels to Potsdam