Economy minister Glos tries to resign

Economy minister Glos tries to resign

Germany's ruling coalition appeared in disarray on Saturday after Economy Minister Michael Glos offered to resign only to be stopped by his own party leader in the midst of a crippling recession.

Secret military docs dropped in street, found by passer-by

Secret military docs dropped in street, found by passer-by

Documents belonging to Wolfgang Schneiderhan, the Inspector General of the Bundeswehr, were found on a street by a passer-by, the German Defense Ministry confirmed on Saturday. They included his ID and a driving route.

Biden says US wants to renew ties with Moscow

Biden says US wants to renew ties with Moscow

Washington is ready to "press the reset button" in strained relations with Moscow, US Vice President Joe Biden said in a major foreign-policy address on Saturday at the international security conference in Munich.

Holocaust-denying bishop refuses to recant without ‘evidence’

Holocaust-denying bishop refuses to recant without ‘evidence’

A Catholic bishop rehabilitated by the pope who denies the Holocaust has refused to recant his statements until he sees "evidence," he said in an interview published on Saturday. The issue has sparked a storm of outrage towards the Catholic Church and hurt relations with Jewish groups.

Germany in top spot in global popularity survey

Germany in top spot in global popularity survey

In a survey of world opinion about 15 countries and the EU, Germany has come out on top. It ranked the highest regarding favorable opinion, with 61 percent of those asked seeing Germany in a positive light.

NATO chief slams allies over Afghanistan efforts

NATO chief slams allies over Afghanistan efforts

NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer criticised European allies Saturday at the security conference in Munich for refusing to send more troops to Afghanistan to match new efforts planned by the United States.

Barbie unveils Merkel doll at Nuremberg toy fair

Barbie unveils Merkel doll at Nuremberg toy fair

To honour Germany's first female chancellor, the Mattel company has debuted an Angela Merkel Barbie at a toy fair in Nuremberg. The doll sports Merkel's pant suit and bob, but the resemblance ends about there.

German businessman charged with illegal sales to Iran

German businessman charged with illegal sales to Iran

A German businessman will face trial on charges of selling to Iran 16 tonnes of graphite, a substance that can be used to build rockets, the federal prosecutor's office said Friday.