German motorists hit by surging fuel prices

German motorists hit by surging fuel prices

German car drivers are in for a rude shock over the Pentecost weekend as fuel prices jumped to record highs sparking calls from experts and lobby groups to slash taxes.

Bavaria says criminal biker gang getting stronger

Bavaria says criminal biker gang getting stronger

The Bavarian Interior Ministry has warned that the motorcycle group, Hells Angels, linked to organized crime in some countries, is gaining a strong foothold in southern Germany.

Veteran school founder terrifies kids with fireworks

Veteran school founder terrifies kids with fireworks

Several children at a school in Wiesbaden were scared to tears after the 82-year-old founder of the school put up a fireworks show featuring firecrackers, wailing sirens and flame-throwers meant to simulate the end of World War II.

Germany urges Lebanon to halt violence

Germany urges Lebanon to halt violence

Germany has called for an immediate end to the “power vacuum" in Lebanon, saying it was fuelling the tensions that pushed the country to the brink of a civil war this week.

German football squad to get measles vaccination

German football squad to get measles vaccination

Worried by a raging measles epidemic in Euro 2008 host countries Austria and Switzerland, German football officials plan to vaccinate the entire national team against the highly contagious disease if need be.