"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
"It is so important for me, I have got the gold medal!"
Asian Games swimming champion, China
Germen SPD supporters look to the future and vow to rebuild while in opposition
Far-right AfD set to enter German parliament for first time.
What do we know about Germany's four-time chancellor?
Polling stations have opened this morning to the 60 million people registered to vote in the German elections.
Germany’s candidates campaign for one final time, as polls suggest a third of the electorate is still undecided over who to vote for in Sunday's general election.
Will Angela Merkel’s Germany ensure that great-power cooperation does not deteriorate beyond the point of no return in the Trump era?
The German Chancellor and her Social Democrat challenger say every vote counts, as the Alternative for Germany (AfD) looks set to become the most far-right party in parliament for 60 years.
These young people are campaigning outside a shopping mall in the Neukölln district of Berlin.
A large fraction of Germany's electorate is choosing to vote early by mail, potentially changing the political landscape ahead of Sunday's federal elections.
the global conversation
Germany’s election on September 24 is not just about who will become chancellor – it will influence the future design of the European Union.
The relatively weak support for populist parties in German elections obscures an undercurrent of dissatisfaction in society
As part of our special coverage ahead of the German elections, we travel to Germany’s deep south, in the state of Bavaria.
EU praise for German finance minister ahead of federal elections
A poll of the under-18s gave Angela Merkel a lead, with 28% of the vote. The greens would poll 17% amongst younger voters, but in some areas, the extreme right would also do well in some parts of the country.
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What challenges does Germany face as it prepares to elect its new leaders?
Angela Merkel's conservatives are tipped to win but without enough support to govern alone.
The German chancellor runs the gauntlet of jeering opponents ahead of next Sunday's elections.
Checks on internal German borders should remain in place 'until the protection of the EU's external borders operates as we imagine', says Merkel
Merkel opens Frankfurt Motor Show with call for action.