Agency sets up to help report tax evasion in Germany

Agency sets up to help report tax evasion in Germany

Companies already exist to dump your partner, or provide fake alibi to a spouse – now a firm has been set up to enable people to report someone to the authorities for tax evasion.

Geldof says Steinbrück breaking Merkel’s aid promise

Geldof says Steinbrück breaking Merkel’s aid promise

Sir Bob Geldof has attacked the German government for planning to cut its foreign aid budget, which he said was a broken promise that would damage the country’s reputation.

S-bahn to ban hooligans for a year

S-bahn to ban hooligans for a year

The Berlin S-bahn authorities have introduced bans for the first time, refusing to allow those convicted of violent attacks on the trains for a year.

Turks say Germans would not pass citizenship test

Turks say Germans would not pass citizenship test

The Turkish association in Berlin and Brandenburg has harshly cricitized the federal government’s plans for a citizenship test, saying it was too hard for most Germans to pass.

Germany suggests EU proceed without Ireland

Germany suggests EU proceed without Ireland

The Euro took a dip on Friday night after the Irish ‘No’ to the Lisbon became clear, provoking predictions of a weak phase for the currency, while Germany’s foreign minister suggested the European project continue without Ireland.

Dark clouds gather over German camp after Croat shock

Dark clouds gather over German camp after Croat shock

Less than 24 hours after Germany’s Euro 2008 aspirations were brought crashing back to Earth, coach Joachim Löw faced some tough questioning from the disgruntled German media.