Germans back leftists amid growing working-class worries

Germans back leftists amid growing working-class worries

A new socialist political party in Germany is successfully turning its populist message into votes. Kyle James examines the rise of The Left and its impact on German politics.

German flower rebels defy Mother’s Day ban

German flower rebels defy Mother’s Day ban

A controversial ban on the sale of fresh flowers in the state of Baden-Württemberg on Mother’s Day prompted two rebellious local mayors to come up with unusual ways to get the fresh blooms to residents.

Ryanair boss: high oil prices will break German rival

Ryanair boss: high oil prices will break German rival

The current record highs in oil prices will force some airlines into bankruptcy, including German rival Air Berlin, the outspoken Ryanair chief told a German newspaper on Sunday.

Oskar Schindler: from Holocaust hero to obscurity

Oskar Schindler: from Holocaust hero to obscurity

Oskar Schindler saved more than 1,000 Jews from the gas chambers, but after 1945 he fell into obscurity and poverty and died without the recognition he deserved, writes AFP's Simon Sturdee.

Chavez calls Merkel a political descendent of Hitler

Chavez calls Merkel a political descendent of Hitler

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Sunday sharply attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of her Latin America visit, calling her a political descendent of Adolf Hitler and fascism.