Pro-Donald Trump bots worked to sway public opinion in the US election by secretly taking over pro-Hillary Clinton hashtags and spreading fake news stories.
Bots have not just been used in the US, but also in Australia, the UK, Germany, Syria and China. To what extent – and how – are they affecting political discourse?
Ovaherero and Ovambanderu attending a council for dialogue about the genocide of 1904 in Berlin.
Representatives of Namibian communities affected by the 1904-1908 genocide have filed a class action against Germany in the US seeking reparations for atrocities committed by Imperial Germany
Italian police at a press conference after Berlin attacker was killed in Italy.
AP Photo/Luca Bruno
The Berlin terror attack at the end of 2016 will have major political implications for Germany's elections this year and an uneasy European Union, writes a German studies scholar.
A festive decoration hangs from the truck that ploughed into the Christmas market in Berlin.
Attacks like the one in Berlin harm democracy because they spread fear and self-censorship among citizens.
Today’s violent extremists can draw inspiration from material online and through media coverage of sensational acts of violence.
We have become used to hearing stories of 'increased chatter' and 'high alerts' when it comes to terrorism. Doesn’t that mean intelligence agencies should know enough to prevent attacks?
German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks at a conference for her party.
AP Photo/Martin Meissner
In reelection bid, Merkel's not just up against a xenophobic, nationalist party in Germany. In the wake of Trump’s election, liberal democracies around the world hope she'll defend them, too.
Germany gets 12% of its electricity from wind power.
Renewable energy Germany photo from www.shutterstock.com
Germany’s energy transition is often held up as an incredible success story. So what can Australia learn?
Apartment layouts at Ritter Strasse 50, initiated by ifau and Jesko Fezer with Heide and Von Beckerath, are highly individualised.
Citizens can switch from being consumers to pioneers who drive new designs for living. The German baugruppe model is a leading example.
The past few years have been tough for the German chancellor, but she has confirmed that she will be standing in the next election.
Athens can celebrate two consecutive quarters of growth. Berlin must stomach some weakness. Everyone should remember cheap money isn't free money.
Anders Breivik, pictured in 2016.
New study finds potential cause of Breivik's crimes.
Troubled towers: the HQ in Frankfurt.
If Berlin doesn't apply divisive rules that inflict pain on savers, expect cries of double standards from southern Europe.
While Green Party candidates win elections and make policy in Germany, here the Green Party barely registers. Why? Contrasting electoral systems, and the fact that U.S. Greens run as purists, not as politicians.
My kingdom for a duvet …
As life gets faster and working hours get longer, it's tempting to think the Sandman is paying us ever shorter visits.
The industrial revolution wasn't all about the spinning jenny and steam power. Money talked, and it needs to again if power and prosperity are to flow to the UK regions.
A local election with national implications.
EPA/Bernd Von Jutrczenka
Past research suggests governing parties often take a hit in mid-term regional votes before recovering in national contests.
Sir Edward Lutyens-designed estate in Pimlico, London.
The 'pay to stay' policy reveals great differences in the perception of what, and who, social housing is for.
German lessons for migrants and refugees.
Germany’s problems with integrating immigrants date back to before the refugee crisis.
Media at the scene of mall shooting in Munich.
A German culture scholar looks at how rising fear of terror and a week of violence has affected German media and politics. Will Germany's open refugee policies last?
In her annual statement to the press, the German Chancellor insisted recent events would not change her stance on welcoming refugees.