Klinsmann rues ‘black’ Saturday as Bremen rout Bayern

Klinsmann rues ‘black’ Saturday as Bremen rout Bayern

Bayern Munich coach Jürgen Klinsmann could only rue his side's 'black' Saturday as Werder Bremen routed the defending Bundesliga champions 5-2 in Munich.

Merkel slams Britain, US for blocking financial transparency

Merkel slams Britain, US for blocking financial transparency

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has slammed US and British moves to bail out the troubled financial sector as undermining efforts to instill more transparency.

Police ban anti-Islam rally after clashes in German city

Police ban anti-Islam rally after clashes in German city

German police Saturday banned an extreme-right "anti-Islamification" rally in Cologne just as it was about to begin, following clashes with thousands of opponents, a spokesman said.

Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich

Oktoberfest kicks off in Munich

Cloudy skies and cool temperatures couldn't dampen the merriment as the 175th Oktoberfest was officially opened at midday by Munich mayor, Christian Ude, who tapped the first keg of beer and uttered the famous cry, “O'zapft is!”

Left-wing protesters scuffle with police in Cologne

Left-wing protesters scuffle with police in Cologne

Leftist protesters in Cologne to demonstrate against a far-right “anti-Islamification congress” being held there this weekend engaged in violent clashes with police on Saturday.

Lehmann’s chopper rides to VfB Stuttgart upset mayor

Lehmann’s chopper rides to VfB Stuttgart upset mayor

A small town German mayor has taken umbrage over former Arsenal and Germany keeper Jens Lehmann's means of transport to get to training at his new club VfB Stuttgart.

Kauder floats idea of EU-wide finance authority

Kauder floats idea of EU-wide finance authority

A top German politician has said that Europe must draw consequences from the current financial crisis, suggesting that the creation of an EU-wide financial authority would improve transparency and regulation in the sector.