Siemens director admits to setting up slush fund

Siemens director admits to setting up slush fund

The first hearing on corruption at Siemens began Monday with a defendant acknowledging the existence of a slush funds at the giant German industrial group.

Child poverty gap growing in Germany

Child poverty gap growing in Germany

Two-thirds of children of single parents in Germany will live at least a year in poverty, UNICEF said on Monday in a child welfare report that found widening health and educational gaps among German children.

Football NGO heads to Bosnia to help one kick at a time

Football NGO heads to Bosnia to help one kick at a time

Street Football World, a non-profit group based in Germany, tries to improve the lives of kids around the globe one kick of the ball at a time. Neale Lytollis was in Bosnia last weekend to see the magic of the beautiful game firsthand.

Thousands of German cops heading to Euro 2008

Thousands of German cops heading to Euro 2008

Up to 1,700 German police officers will head to the European football championship next month to help out their colleagues in host nations Switzerland and Austria, the German Interior Ministry announced on Monday.

Deutsche Telekom spying scandal shocks Germany

Deutsche Telekom spying scandal shocks Germany

Germany has been hit by another privacy scandal, with telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom joining discount food chain Lidl and the state among those accused of secretly tracking individuals.

German teachers subject to internet harassment

German teachers subject to internet harassment

About 50,000 German teachers have been targets for harassment in the internet or through other forms of technology by their students, a teacher's union said on Monday.

German coalition squabbles over SPD presidential pick

German coalition squabbles over SPD presidential pick

The Social Democratic leadership unanimously agreed in Berlin on Monday to make Gesine Schwan the party's candidate in next year's presidential race, deepening a rift in Germany's ruling coalition.

Year’s first heat wave set to hit Germany

Year’s first heat wave set to hit Germany

The first heat wave of the year is set to hit Germany this week, with temperatures poised to crack 30 degrees Celsius in the southwestern part of the country.

German hospital unit treats China earthquake victims

German hospital unit treats China earthquake victims

A German Red Cross mobile hospital unit handled its first patients in earthquake-ravaged southwest China on Monday.

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Warehouse blaze in Ulm injures fireman

A blaze that swept through an Ulm recycling center on Sunday night injured a fireman and caused more than €1 million ($1.6 million) in damage.

Far-left political force tells Germany it is here to stay

Far-left political force tells Germany it is here to stay

The rising power in the German political scene, the far-left Die Linke, had a simple message at its party conference this weekend: we cannot be ignored, reports AFP’s Audrey Kauffmann.