Police in Cologne said they had to drag a 60-year-old intoxicated man from a public telephone booth after he dialled emergency services more than 30 times to “save the world.”
German Foreign Minister Steinmeier said in an interview he wants to scrap the Afghanistan mandate for German commandos, thus ending Germany’s contribution to the US-led force fighting terrorism in the region.
Captain Michael Ballack and veteran midfielder Torsten Frings are back in Germany coach Joachim Löw's squad named for the football World Cup qualifiers against Russia and Wales.
Europe's biggest telecommunications firm Deutsche Telekom has confirmed the theft of personal data of more than 17 million of its mobile phone customers, reportedly including politicians, ministers and TV stars.
Millions of Germans will have to cough up more money for healthcare starting next year after the government and insurers failed to agree on setting a common health insurance premium.
German Economy Minister Michael Glos has ruled out a US-style bailout for Europe’s struggling banks ahead of a summit on the financial crisis in Paris of Europe’s four biggest economies.