Qimonda secures €325-million bailout package

Qimonda secures €325-million bailout package

Struggling German memory-chip company Qimonda announced on Sunday a €325-million rescue package by its parent company Infineon, the Saxon regional government, and a Portuguese state bank.

Calls for ban on neo-Nazi NPD grow

Calls for ban on neo-Nazi NPD grow

The recent stabbing of Passau police chief Alois Mannichl has renewed the political pressure in Germany to introduce a ban on the neo-Nazi NPD party.

Madman bites off woman’s nose

Madman bites off woman’s nose

A 62-year-old newspaper delivery woman had the tip of her nose bitten off by a young man in Neumünster on Sunday morning.

SPD backs state-level deals with leftists

SPD backs state-level deals with leftists

Social Democratic Party Chairman Franz Müntefering on Sunday gave his blessing to controversial state-level coalitions with the hard-line socialist Left party.

Bundesliga 2008: Bayern churn as Hoffenheim live the dream

Bundesliga 2008: Bayern churn as Hoffenheim live the dream

Bayern Munich started and finished the year in their customary position amongst the league's top sides, but the real story of the Bundesliga in 2008 was the fairytale rise of new boys Hoffenheim.

Riots in Hamburg after Greek solidarity display

Riots in Hamburg after Greek solidarity display

A riot broke out late on Saturday in Hamburg after a demonstration of about 1,000 people attempting to show solidarity with recent protests in Greece descended into violent scuffles with police.

Steinmeier tells ships worried about pirates to fly German flag

Steinmeier tells ships worried about pirates to fly German flag

German-owned ships should fly Germany's flag if they want full protection from pirates off Somalia, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in an interview published on Sunday.

Chocolate-wielding Germans target Santa

Chocolate-wielding Germans target Santa

Santa beware! Activists in Germany are waging an international campaign to do away with old Father Christmas and say they are gaining ground thanks to the global economic meltdown.