Norwegian prime minister calls Joachim Roenneberg 'one of our great heroes'
Germany is a country in central-western Europe. It is a federal parliamentary republic with a population of 82 million people – the most populated country in the European Union.
The loosely connected German states, which were part of the Holy Roman Empire, were unified in 1815 after the establishment of the German Confederation. And later became a nation state under the Prussian German Empire, which was replaced by the democratic Weimar Republic after its defeat in the First World War. In 1933, the Nazi Party seized control in Germany and came under the dictatorship of Adolf Hitler, and resulted in the Holocaust.
Following the Second World War, Germany was divided into four zones, controlled by the United States, Britain, France and the Soviet Union. Three of these merged in 1949 to for, the democratic West Germany, while the Soviet zone became the socialist East Germany. In 1961, they were divided by the Berlin Wall, but after the collapse of the Communist government of East Germany, the two were officially united in 1990.
The Reparations Agreement was signed between Germany and Israel in 1952. Under this, Germany acknowledged its responsibility for the Holocaust and agreed to compensate those persecuted by the Nazis, and transferred $845 million worth of goods to Israel. A military partnership was also established, under which Germany supplied arms and military aid to Israel. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were officially established in 1965.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that Germany would stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia as long as the uncertainty around Jamal Khashoggi's death persisted
Number of Britons seeking German citizenship rose from 43 in 2015 to 1,667 last year
Spokesman for German pro-business party Free Democrats says the increase 'clearly related to the Brexit referendum'
Amid heightened scrutiny of Riyadh over the apparent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Germany approves 416.4 million euros worth of arms in what may be a breach of a coalition agreement by Angela Merkel
The marchers chanted anti-Nazi slogans and carried signs reading 'More love, less hate,' 'Build bridges not walls,' 'United against racism,' and 'No room for Nazis'
Christian Social Union loses absolute majority, while far-right AfD enters state assembly for first time
Saxon Friends of Israel brings German volunteers to help renovate homes in Israel, allowing new generations of Germans to connect with Holocaust survivors
Diplomat in Belgium is accused of participating in a Paris bomb plot; Iran's Foreign Ministry calls German move attempt to sever Tehran's ties with Europe
Auschwitz survivors' group says Alternative for Germany co-leader Alexander Gauland made comments 'clearly in Hitler's footsteps' in an op-ed he wrote for a German paper