Althaus could face manslaughter charges over ski accident death

Althaus could face manslaughter charges over ski accident death

Thuringia’s state premier Dieter Althaus will most likely be charged with negligent manslaughter after the ski accident in which he and a woman collided – and she died.

Steinmeier sends ‘let’s be friends’ letter to Obama

Steinmeier sends ‘let’s be friends’ letter to Obama

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has offered Barack Obama Germany’s help in a series of foreign policy matters, including reconstruction in Iraq.

Euro lottery ‘offering €90m jackpot’ plans launch this year

Euro lottery ‘offering €90m jackpot’ plans launch this year

Lotto players across Europe are being offered the chance to sink their money into a European lottery, which according to some reports could offer a top ‘Eurojackpot’ of up to €90 million.

Woolly hats banned for Hamburg police

Woolly hats banned for Hamburg police

Hamburg’s police chief has banned his officers from wearing woolly hats, even when out on patrol in sub-zero temperatures – because it does not go with their uniforms.

German lose thirst for beer in tough economic times

German lose thirst for beer in tough economic times

The average German drank two litres less beer last year than in 2007, putting the breweries into a funk, with sales from 2008 two percent down from the previous year, the brewers’ association reports.

Paparazzi chase ex RAF terrorist Klar from theatre job

Paparazzi chase ex RAF terrorist Klar from theatre job

Christian Klar, the former Red Army Faction terrorist who was released last month after 26 years behind bars for murder, has turned down a job at a Berlin theatre for fear of tabloid media attention.