In the face of increasingly absurd debate about Hitler and socialism, liberals would be wise to read up on the finer details before history repeats itself.
With calls for the ICC to investigate the Australian government going unheard, some are looking to a far-reaching code that gives the German judiciary the ability to prosecute crimes against humanity, even if they have no relation to the country.
Good morning, early birds. Ladies and gentlemen, George Brandis has left the building (but not before throwing a little shade at both sides). Plus, Germany finally gets a stable government, more than four months after going to the polls. It's the news you need to know, with Max Chalmers.
With Munich’s famous Oktoberfest coming to a climax this week, clam-handed castaway Richard Ogier has the city’s DIY denizens decidedly non-plussed.
Angela Merkel has retained the Chancellorship -- just -- and faces a series of challenges in the months ahead.
After World War II, Germany was divided and occupied. Japan was largely left alone. Now Germany is a world leader in building unity, and Japan has turned to ultra-nationalism, writes former Australian ambassador to Japan John Menadue.
Merkel had previously been opposed to the idea and no one thought that gay marriage would emerge as an electoral issue in the run-up to September’s election.
If Merkel really wants to stamp out the wearing of face veils, she will find no greater ally than the mainstream German Muslim communities.