WestLB to seek €10 billion in state aid

WestLB to seek €10 billion in state aid

German state-owned regional bank WestLB is to seek government guarantees worth at least €10 billion under a rescue scheme, the daily Rheinische Post

Twin polar bear cubs die at Nuremberg zoo

Twin polar bear cubs die at Nuremberg zoo

Both twin baby polar bears at Nuremberg Zoo have died, it was announced on Saturday.

Nobel economist slams German crisis plans

Nobel economist slams German crisis plans

Nobel laureate for economics Paul Krugman has slammed the German government’s handing of the economic crisis, saying Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Peer Steinbrück have completely failed to understand the situation.

Government has lost files so secret their contents are unknown

Government has lost files so secret their contents are unknown

The German government has lost more than 300 files that are so top secret no-one knows what was in them, it was confirmed this weekend.

Drunken lads crash stolen truck into seven parked cars

Drunken lads crash stolen truck into seven parked cars

Two teenagers who stole a truck from work went on a slow motion rampage with the vehicle, smashing up seven cars without even getting very far.

Sarkozy names German-speaker as new Europe minister

Sarkozy names German-speaker as new Europe minister

French President Nicolas Sarkozy has appointed a German-speaking lawmaker to be his new minister for Europe after a rocky few months for Franco-German ties.

Policeman suspended after punching football fan on film

Policeman suspended after punching football fan on film

A policeman who was filmed while punching a Berlin football fan in the face for seemingly no reason has been identified as a squad commander in charge of up to 80 officers.

Huge security breach for German credit cards

Huge security breach for German credit cards

Detailed and sensitive bank information of tens of thousands of German credit card customers have been stolen in what investigators have described as the worst ever case of data theft in the country.