Merkel calls for slower nuclear phase-out

Merkel calls for slower nuclear phase-out

Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a contentious call on Sunday to slow Germany's planned phase-out of nuclear energy, amid growing fears it will be impossible to slash greenhouse gas emissions without it.

World-record 70,000 watch German comedian Barth

World-record 70,000 watch German comedian Barth

Some 70,000 people packed the Olympic Stadium in Berlin on Saturday night for a show by German comedian Mario Barth, setting a new world record for the number of people to watch a stand-up comic.

Germans play world’s longest tennis match

Germans play world’s longest tennis match

Two Germans announced a new world record for the longest-running tennis match after wrapping up 30 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds of play late on Saturday.

Merkel calls on PKK to free German hostages

Merkel calls on PKK to free German hostages

German Chancellor Angela Merkel issued a personal appeal on Sunday for the immediate release of three Germans kidnapped in Turkey earlier this week by Kurdish rebels.