I am confused about ihr. It seems sometimes it is "you" and other times it is "her". How can I tell the difference?
If there is a noun after „ihr“ (e.g. „ihr Vater“), then it means "her." Here, the verb is conjugated in the second-person plural form due to the final „-t“ (brauche, brauchst, braucht, brauchen, braucht, brauchen) and has „ihr“ right after it, so you know that this „ihr“ means "you (all)."
In the accusative case it is:
Euren for Masculine
Eure for Feminine
Euer for Neutral
Eure for Plural
No, that is a statement and would be expressed in German as „Ihr braucht eure Zeitung.“
I would Love to have some explanation as to why there is an accusative case in German at all?
Because Latin had an accusative case and German (as many other languages) has its origins in Latin? :x Just a guess.