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Merkel pledges German bank rescue package

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that Germany would press ahead with a raft a measures to support the country's banking sector in order to send "an important signal" to the markets.

Merkel: state must restore faith in markets

Merkel: state must restore faith in markets

Only the state can restore trust to financial markets now, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday as she and other European leaders went into an emergency summit in Paris.

Cannabis killers face murder charges for killing rich granny

Cannabis killers face murder charges for killing rich granny

Three men will face charges of murder in court on Monday, accused of killing a rich old lady in order to fund their dreams of setting up a cannabis plantation.

Löw kicks Kuranyi out of national team for going off in a huff

Löw kicks Kuranyi out of national team for going off in a huff

German striker Kevin Kuranyi was thrown out of the national team on Sunday after walking out of the stadium halfway through Saturday’s match against Russia which he was watching from the stands after missing out on selection.

Anglers discover arm washed up on Cologne riverbank

Anglers discover arm washed up on Cologne riverbank

Anglers found a left arm on the river bank in Cologne, police have confirmed.

Reich-Ranicki rejects ‘rubbish’ television honour

Reich-Ranicki rejects ‘rubbish’ television honour

Germany’s most famous living literature critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki caused uproar at the German Television Prize award ceremony on Saturday night, refusing in front of rolling cameras to accept an honour for his life’s work.

Vitali Klitschko crowned boxing world champ in Berlin

Vitali Klitschko crowned boxing world champ in Berlin

Exactly 1,400 days after his last fight Vitali Klitschko beat champion Samuel Peter on Saturday in Berlin to regain the WBC heavyweight belt and seal the Klitschko brothers’ world domination of the division.