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    1. February 3, 2016

      Syrian peace talks fall apart as Assad forces advance on Aleppo

      Fraught Syrian peace talks have fallen apart just days after opening, with the UN special envoy suspending negotiations...

    2. February 3, 2016

      South Pole, Nationaltheater, Munich — ‘Vacuous, insipid’

      On December 14 1911, Roald Amundsen and his Norwegian team became the first people to reach the South Pole, beating...

    1. Brussels Blog

      January 26, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Greece and Schengen

      This is the Tuesday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    2. The World

      January 26, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Greece and Schengen

      This is the Monday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    3. January 22, 2016

      Why Munich is the most expensive place in Germany to buy a home

      The southern German city of Munich, capital of the state of Bavaria, does well in many “liveability” rankings: in 2015...

    4. January 20, 2016

      Europe’s tech start-ups need to scale faster

      Whenever US and European policymakers and technology executives gather, as for the World Economic Forum in Davos this...

    5. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      WhatsApp to bin subscription fees

      WhatsApp, the messaging app owned by Facebook, is scrapping its subscription fees and will focus on connecting...

    6. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Instagram uses Facebook sales team to grow advertising

      Instagram plans to strengthen its advertising operations by focusing on small businesses and users outside the US....

    7. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      Chinese investors buy KraussMaffei in €925m deal

      One of Germany’s largest machinery suppliers has been bought by a China-led consortium, in the biggest acquisition...

    8. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      Most of Merkel's office open despite security scare

      German police have made clear that a security alert at Angela Merkel’s chancellery on Wednesday has led to the closure...

    9. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      Merkel's office sealed off after suspicious parcel found

      Police sealed off German leader Angela Merkel’s chancellery on Wednesday after a suspicious parcel was found in the...

    10. January 1, 2016

      Europe brings in the new year with security jitters

      It was just a tweet, but it hit Munich like a thunderbolt. As thousands geared up to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the...

    11. December 31, 2015

      Munich says €300m concert hall will strike the right note

      Despite the stream of errors, delays and cost overruns that have plagued high-profile German construction projects in...

    12. December 9, 2015

      German terrorism accused breaks silence

      The chief defendant in the most high-profile terrorism trial in Germany since the 1970s claimed on Wednesday she had...

    13. December 4, 2015

      Andreas Wirsching: turning Hitler into a footnote

      Can you fight hatred with footnotes? As the Third Reich slips beyond living memory, Germany’s confrontation with its...

    14. Nick Butler

      November 26, 2015

      How to power the Northern Powerhouse

      George Osborne’s concept of a “Northern Powerhouse” is a good and timely idea. The UK economy is disproportionately...

    15. October 28, 2015

      Mefistofele, Nationaltheater, Munich: ‘A lavish failure’

      Heaven is closed; so it is an evening of pure hell at the Bavarian State Opera as Boito’s Mefistofele unfolds in its...

    16. The World

      October 23, 2015

      Putin on Isis: 'when a fight is inevitable, you hit first'

      If Vladimir Putin is looking for a way out of his estrangement from the west over the Ukraine crisis, he sometimes has...

    17. October 9, 2015

      Objects with attitude

      It’s bottomless, like music, like literature. You can never know enough. There are discoveries to be made everywhere.”...

    18. September 18, 2015

      Migration crisis fails to halt Munich thirst for festivity

      German authorities have stemmed the flow of migrants into central Munich after tightening borders but they are still...

    19. September 15, 2015

      BMW chief Harald Krüger collapses on stage at Frankfurt motor show

      BMW was forced to bring an abrupt halt to its showpiece presentation at the Frankfurt motor show after the German...

    20. September 11, 2015

      Rightwing critics attack Merkel over asylum-seekers in Germany

      German chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to welcome hundreds of thousands of refugees into the country has come under...

    21. September 11, 2015

      Blackburn to Bavaria: English conductor Ivor Bolton in Munich

      Ivor Bolton is relaxing, between performances, at a rented farmhouse in rural Sussex, during one of his rare visits to...

    22. September 3, 2015

      Generous Germans overwhelm refugees with donation

      By late morning on Tuesday, more than 700 refugees had arrived at the main train station in Munich, a glass and steel...

    23. August 31, 2015

      Infineon could be takeover target, says CEO

      Infineon Technologies, the German chipmaker, could attract takeover interest due to its foothold in growth sectors,...

    24. August 16, 2015

      Fears of financial instability keep demand for banknotes strong

      Money doesn’t grow on trees, but in the middle of a forest deep in the Bavarian countryside it comes pretty close. An...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      June 5, 2015

      Air head

      Helpers hold a balloon of the developmental advocacy and campaigning organisation ‘ONE’ depicting US President Barack...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      June 4, 2015

      Heads of state

      Activists of global anti-poverty charity Oxfam wearing masks depicting leaders of the member countries of the G7...

    27. May 27, 2015

      Adblocking group wins fresh legal round in media fight

      Making software available to block advertising online is not illegal, a German court ruled on Wednesday, in a judgment...

    28. May 8, 2015

      Court orders Heta to pay €2.3bn to BayernLB

      A German court has ordered Heta, the “bad bank” set up to deal with the stricken Austrian lender Hypo Alpe Adria, to...

    29. May 1, 2015

      Stop these WW2 comparisons

      One day soon, robots will write politicians’ lines for them. It won’t be hard. When the US negotiated its recent...

    30. April 27, 2015

      VW chairman resigned after alienating group’s key directors

      The north German city of Braunschweig knows a thing or two about fallen lords. Near the cathedral a bronze statue of a...

    31. April 22, 2015

      Amazon to deliver parcels to Audi boots in Germany

      Amazon customers will be able to order parcels delivered directly to the boot of their car under a pilot scheme...

    32. February 25, 2015

      EMBA alliance between Ceibs and Iese to teach on five continents

      Two of the worlds leading proponents of Executive MBA programmes - MBAs for working managers - are to team up to teach...

    33. February 12, 2015

      Guns are only half an answer for Ukraine

      Vladimir Putin has agreed to a ceasefire in Ukraine. Past experience says the Russian president will not keep his...

    34. February 8, 2015

      Merkel to meet Obama to discuss Ukraine

      Angela Merkel is to meet President Barack Obama in Washington on Monday in a bid to secure a diplomatic solution to the...

    35. February 8, 2015

      Munich conference highlights splits over arming Ukraine

      Ukraine dominates Munich Security Conference Nothing at this weekend’s Munich Security Conference generated so much...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      January 27, 2015

      Chairing the meeting

      A man walks through the still empty rows of chairs before the beginning of the annual general meeting of Siemens AG in...

    37. January 27, 2015

      Siemens defends $7.6bn Dresser-Rand deal

      Siemens, the German engineering group, has defended its $7.6bn acquisition of US oilfield equipment company...

    38. The World

      January 24, 2015

      Uber and Kodak: ghosts at disruption feast

      You cannot book an Uber car in Davos. That is no surprise, given that most World Economic Forum delegates prefer to...

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