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There are plenty of lessons to learn from the past, but let’s get the history right

There are plenty of lessons to learn from the past, but let’s get the history right

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.

Is Germany building a case to charge Australian ministers for crimes against humanity?

Is Germany building a case to charge Australian ministers for crimes against humanity?

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.

Crikey Worm: Brandis’ parting shots

Crikey Worm: Brandis’ parting shots

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.

Crocodile Dundee in Munich: the sequel that never was

Crocodile Dundee in Munich: the sequel that never was

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.

Election explainer: what happened in the German election?

Election explainer: what happened in the German election?

Angela Merkel has retained the Chancellorship -- just -- and faces a series of challenges in the months ahead.

Why Germany and Japan went in wildly different directions after World War II

Why Germany and Japan went in wildly different directions after World War II

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.

An unpopular leader finally finds the courage to enact marriage equality

An unpopular leader finally finds the courage to enact marriage equality

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.

Et tu, Angela? Merkel picks politics over people

Et tu, Angela? Merkel picks politics over people

If Merkel really wants to stamp out the wearing of face veils, she will find no greater ally than the mainstream German Muslim communities.

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

Bernardi and Nazis ... who will run Nine? ... senators hide ...

Rundle: Greece gives Germany the finger and hunkers down for the blitz

Rundle: Greece gives Germany the finger and hunkers down for the blitz

Greece has decided to stick it to the EU and extend its current loan arrangement. Germany says "nein". Who will blink first?