Extreme right crime soars in Germany

Extreme right crime soars in Germany

Crimes and others offences committed by far-right groups soared by almost 30 percent in 2008, the daily Frankfurter Rundschau reported Saturday, quoting Interior Ministry figures.

Trade union boss rains on Köhler’s unity parade

Trade union boss rains on Köhler’s unity parade

Franz-Josef Möllenberg, head of the NGG food industry trade union, has expressed scepticism about German President Horst Köhler's call for employer-worker unity to defeat the economic crisis.

Ex-RAF terrorist Klar hoping to avoid media attention

Ex-RAF terrorist Klar hoping to avoid media attention

The ex-RAF terrorist Christian Klar, who was controversially released from prison on December 19 after 26 years, has said he wants to avoid public appearances in order to concentrate on his rehabilitation.

States reluctant to accept Gitmo inmates

States reluctant to accept Gitmo inmates

Brandenburg Interior Minister Jörg Schönbohm has criticised German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier for announcing Berlin was considering taking in Guantánamo Bay inmates to help close the US prison camp.

Horse-drawn carriage runs amok in Berlin

Horse-drawn carriage runs amok in Berlin

A horse-drawn holiday carriage containing three passengers ran loose in central Berlin on Friday evening, dragging the driver behind it. The coachman was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

CDU man slams Merkel’s handling of financial crisis

CDU man slams Merkel’s handling of financial crisis

Josef Schlarmann, chairman of the Christian Democrats' organisation for small and mid-sized businesses (MIT), has criticised the way his party has handled the financial crisis, saying that the CDU is becoming too left-wing.