Germany threatening to cut funding to cycling federation

Germany threatening to cut funding to cycling federation

The German parliament is threatening to make an example of the country's cycling federation by withholding millions of euros in funding until they can rid the sport of rampant doping.

Frustrated Frings mulling leaving German national team

Frustrated Frings mulling leaving German national team

Torsten Frings is considering retiring from international football after the veteran midfielder was left on the bench for all bar six minutes of Germany's last two World Cup qualifiers.

Germany’s ‘nastiest priest’ avoids jail

Germany’s ‘nastiest priest’ avoids jail

A Catholic priest in the southwestern German city of Freiburg was sentenced to a 20-month suspended sentence on Friday for numerous crimes, including fraud and bodily harm.

Germany passes €480-billion bailout

Germany passes €480-billion bailout

Germany's €480-billion ($650-billion) bank bailout flew through parliament in an historic fast-track vote on Friday to restore shattered confidence in the crisis-ridden financial sector.

Teen band Tokio Hotel wins at Latino MTV awards

Teen band Tokio Hotel wins at Latino MTV awards

Just when you thought you could forget about their disturbing androgenous allure, German glam pop band Tokio Hotel has struck again, taking the Song of the Year prize at the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America.

Police hope mass DNA test will nab ‘Germany’s oldest serial killer’

Police hope mass DNA test will nab ‘Germany’s oldest serial killer’

Police in the German state of Saarland are planning a mass DNA test in hopes of apprehending a man thought to be Germany’s oldest serial killer some four decades after he killed six women.

Deutsche Bank CEO gives up bonus of millions in ‘solidarity’

Deutsche Bank CEO gives up bonus of millions in ‘solidarity’

The head of Germany’s biggest bank will forego his annual bonus of several million euros to show solidarity with staff in this time of financial crisis, he told daily in an advance release of Bild am Sonntag.

Socialist presidential candidate says Germany isn’t a democracy

Socialist presidential candidate says Germany isn’t a democracy

Peter Sodann, former TV cop and presidential candidate for the hard-line socialist Left party, has come under fire for his comments labelling Germany undemocratic.

Two die in huge crash on A43 near Dülmen

Two die in huge crash on A43 near Dülmen

Two men died early on Friday after a dramatic auto accident on the A43 motorway near Dülmen in North Rhine-Westphalia.

First eastern German mosque opens in Berlin

First eastern German mosque opens in Berlin

Members of the Ahmadiya Muslim minority have inaugurated eastern Germany's first mosque after years of controversy over its construction in a Berlin neighbourhood.