Germany's army "has to send signals both internally and externally that it is not rooted in the tradition" of the Nazi-era military, said Ursula von der Leyen.
There were 62 applications in the U.S. in January 2016. The number for November was 124, and in January it was 159.
A total of 268 refugees—including 60 children—lost their lives in a shipwreck south of the Italian island of Lampedusa.
A new poll suggests Merkel's party will beat the opposition SPD September's elections, extending her 12-year chancellorship.
The head of the NSA has said he sees no letup in Russia's attempts to interfere in other countries' elections.
Despite Vladimir Putin's phone call to Macron, the Russian political establishment is not celebrating.
The French election is about more than just France. Europe's future is at a crossroads.
The killer clown craze started in the U.S. and quickly spread to Europe.
The two leaders' differing views on trade, Russia and immigration led to some uncomfortable moments at a joint news conference which ended oddly.
The lieutenant received monthly payments and lived in German asylum accommodation after registering as a refugee in Syria.
The German minister said he would meet with the groups critical of the IDF despite the warnings.
The president of the Jewish council in Germany said many asylum seekers come from countries where anti-Semitism is ingrained.
Much of the West's opposition to Russia comes from a purely ideological root.
Wilhelm II's pettiness, lack of prudence and obsession with honor led Germany to war and ruin.
"There are better places in the world to live under Islamic law than Europe," Schauble said.
Natives of Dortmund opened their homes to Monaco supporters on Tuesday night.
Prosecutors say two Islamist suspects are being investigated in relation to Tuesday's attack on Borussia Dortmund players.
Fears of foreign intervention in Western politics have heightened since the U.S. presidential elections in November.