Suspected Sauerland terror group helper arrested

Suspected Sauerland terror group helper arrested

An alleged co-conspirator of the Sauerland terror group has been arrested in Langen in the German state of Hesse, German magazine Focus reported on Wednesday.

Ballack’s national team spot under threat

Ballack’s national team spot under threat

Germany coach Joachim Löw said on Wednesday he will meet captain Michael Ballack as soon as possible to discuss the Chelsea star's criticism of his leadership - with the skipper's place in the national side at stake.

Berlin film tackles Brad and Angelina rumour mill

Berlin film tackles Brad and Angelina rumour mill

A Berlin film about hype over last year's rumours that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie might buy a flat in Berlin will premiere on Thursday.

Conductor throws 12-year-old cellist off train

Conductor throws 12-year-old cellist off train

A conductor who forced a 12-year-old girl on her way to cello lessons to get off a train at dusk because she forgot her ticket has been suspended from his duties, Deutsche Bahn confirmed on Wednesday.

Police search KfW over transfer scandal

Police search KfW over transfer scandal

Police searched the offices of the KfW state development bank in Frankfurt on Wednesday while investigating alleged crimes connected with money transferred to Lehman Brothers after it had gone bust.

German terror suspect warns of attacks

German terror suspect warns of attacks

German Islamist Eric Breiniger has shown up on an internet video saying he is in Afghanistan and not planning acts of terrorism in Germany. But he warns the country should expect such attacks in the future.

Germany promises €33.7m extra reconstruction aid to Georgia

Germany promises €33.7m extra reconstruction aid to Georgia

The German government has promised more than €33 million to the Georgian government in addition to European Union money to help with reconstruction after the Russian invasion this summer.

BayernLB first in line for German state aid

BayernLB first in line for German state aid

German regional bank BayernLB on Tuesday evening became the first bank to apply for state aid under a rescue package thrown together to underpin the country's financial sector.

Klinsmann insists Bayern must build on Fiorentina win

Klinsmann insists Bayern must build on Fiorentina win

Bayern Munich took a large step towards the last sixteen of the Champions League with a 3-0 home win over Fiorentina on Tuesday night and coach Jürgen Klinsmann says they must now build on the victory.

Education minister calls for schools to separate boys and girls

Education minister calls for schools to separate boys and girls

As the country’s educational summit kicks of on Wednesday in Dresden, German Education Minister Annette Schavan has called for girls and boys to be taught separately in certain subjects.

Merkel aims to repair relations with China

Merkel aims to repair relations with China

German Chancellor Angela Merkel travels to China this week in a visit marking a normalization of ties after her meeting with the Dalai Lama last year led to frosty diplomatic relations.

Military association blames government for dead soldiers

Military association blames government for dead soldiers

The German military association DBwV has blamed the government for the death of two German soldiers and five children in Afghanistan this week, daily Passauer Neue Presse reported on Wednesday.