Chancellor and pope try to bury hatchet in Holocaust row

Chancellor and pope try to bury hatchet in Holocaust row

Pope Benedict XVI and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have held a telephone conversation to try to put a row over a Holocaust-denying bishop behind them, a joint statement said Sunday.

State transport minister under fire for putting pedal to metal

State transport minister under fire for putting pedal to metal

Several German politicians are calling for the transport minister of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Oliver Wittke, to step down after temporarily losing his licence for speeding.

Police arrest 17 during security conference weekend

Police arrest 17 during security conference weekend

Over the three days of the Munich Security Conference, 17 people were arrested, police reported on Sunday. The offences ranged from slander to battery to the contravention of Germany's laws of assembly.

In Munich, Karzai calls for reconciliation with moderate Taliban

In Munich, Karzai calls for reconciliation with moderate Taliban

Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on Sunday at a major security conference in Munich on all Taliban not linked to al Qaeda or terrorism to return home, as part of a process of reconciliation ahead of elections in August.

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Turkish center hit by multiple Molotov cocktails

A Turkish educational centre was hit by six Molotov cocktails early Sunday morning, police have said. A witness said three or four youths were behind the attack.

Despite financial crisis, carnival lovers to party on

Despite financial crisis, carnival lovers to party on

Germany's carnival season reaches its climax later this month, and revelers aren't planning to let a global financial crisis get in the way of the fun, according to a new survey. Clown suits will be worn, crisis be damned!

German police arrest suspected al Qaeda member

German police arrest suspected al Qaeda member

Police in Baden-Württemberg have arrested a German citizen wanted over suspected al Qaeda links, a court statement said Saturday.