Merkel demands tighter leash for global markets

Merkel demands tighter leash for global markets

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday called for tighter regulation of global financial markets ahead of a European Union summit in Berlin on the worldwide economic crisis.

US soldier in Bavaria guilty in quadruple Iraq murder case

US soldier in Bavaria guilty in quadruple Iraq murder case

A US military court in Germany convicted an American soldier of murder in the killings of four blindfolded Iraqi prisoners in 2007 on Friday.

Jobless numbers set to leap in summer

Jobless numbers set to leap in summer

The finance crisis will lead to a wave of job losses this summer, economics experts are warning, while many firms will cut hours and shifts first in a bid to stave off the inevitable.

Karneval organisers cover up offensive procession figures

Karneval organisers cover up offensive procession figures

Karneval organisers in Mainz have altered a model of a nun in an airport scanner after protests that she was shown topless, wearing just suspenders pants and a tattoo under her clothes.

Schröder slammed for ‘private’ visit to Iran

Schröder slammed for ‘private’ visit to Iran

Former chancellor Gerhard Schröder is in Iran this weekend, on what has been billed as a private visit, which will include a meeting with president Mahmud Ahmadinejad and delivering a speech to the country’s national chamber of trade and industry.

Neo-Nazis in attack part of German-Swedish connection

Neo-Nazis in attack part of German-Swedish connection

Neo-Nazis wanted for a violent attack on trade unionists at a German motorway rest stop last weekend are reportedly part of a German-Swedish network of far-right extremists.

Snow set to continue as road salt runs out

Snow set to continue as road salt runs out

The wintery weather currently testing the patience and road grit supplies across Germany is set to get even snowier, with up to a metre of new snowfall expected over the next few days in mountainous areas.