Greens pick Özdemir as new party co-leader

Greens pick Özdemir as new party co-leader

Germany's environmentalist Green party on Saturday elected Cem Özdemir as one of its two leaders – the first time someone of Turkish origin has headed a major political party in the country.

Police check ‘plain clothes’ officer who wore neo-Nazi jumper

Police check ‘plain clothes’ officer who wore neo-Nazi jumper

Berlin police are investigating after an officer wore a Thor Steinar jumper while on duty in plain clothes during a left-wing demonstration to commemorate the November 9 anniversary of the 1938 pogroms against German Jews.

Suspended gay sex priest employed in Munich parish

Suspended gay sex priest employed in Munich parish

A Catholic priest who was dropped from a position in Austria for taking part in wild gay sex parties, is working for a Munich parish and even celebrating mass, according to newsmagazine Der Spiegel.

Merkel calls for tighter rules at G20 summit

Merkel calls for tighter rules at G20 summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück are lobbying for tighter global finance cooperation and regulation at the Washington G20 economic summit this weekend.

Woman gives birth after ovary transplant makes her fertile

Woman gives birth after ovary transplant makes her fertile

A German woman who made history after becoming the first to give birth following a whole ovary transplant said on Saturday that she felt a “sense of completeness.”

Opel rescue summit planned for Tuesday

Opel rescue summit planned for Tuesday

German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück has called for a meeting between managers at carmaker Opel and the leaders of German states where the car maker has major production centres after the GM unit asked for help from the government.

Remains of German WWII soldiers unearthed in Polish Hel

Remains of German WWII soldiers unearthed in Polish Hel

The time-darkened skulls, tibias and other human bones emerged slowly as the diggers worked knee-deep in the white sand of a pine forest on this narrow spit jutting from Poland's Baltic Sea coast.