Drunk in Cologne dials emergency to ‘save the world’

Drunk in Cologne dials emergency to ‘save the world’

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.”

Steinmeier wants German elite troops out of Afghanistan

Steinmeier wants German elite troops out of Afghanistan

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.

Ballack and Frings back for Russia, Wales clashes

Ballack and Frings back for Russia, Wales clashes

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.

Deutsche Telekom rocked by massive data theft scandal

Deutsche Telekom rocked by massive data theft scandal

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.

Germans face higher health costs

Germans face higher health costs

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.

Economy minister rejects Europe-wide bank bailout

Economy minister rejects Europe-wide bank bailout

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.