EU tackles economic crisis at Berlin summit

EU tackles economic crisis at Berlin summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of Europe's other largest economies agreed to new measures to tackle the global financial crisis at a summit in Berlin on Sunday.

Germany to work with US to try to save Opel

Germany to work with US to try to save Opel

Germany’s new economy minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg said in remarks published on Sunday he would lobby for Washington to rescue struggling GM’s European unit Opel during a US visit next month.

SPD pushes for synthetic heroin to be rated medicine for addicts

SPD pushes for synthetic heroin to be rated medicine for addicts

The Social Democrats (SPD) are calling for legislation which would allow for synthetic heroin to be prescribed to the worst addicts before the summer.

Westerwelle says he is ready to take on foreign minister role

Westerwelle says he is ready to take on foreign minister role

Guido Westerwelle, leader of Germany’s biggest opposition party, used to make headlines for moving into TV’s Big Brother house for a few hours, painting his party’s election goal on the soles of his shoes, and coming out of the closet.

Scorpions, Peter Fox and Lindenberg get Echo awards

Scorpions, Peter Fox and Lindenberg get Echo awards

Germany’s biggest music prizes, the Echos, were awarded on Saturday in a particularly Teutonic ceremony, with huge international bands ranking among Germany’s classic favourites.

Hamburg police plan to ban punks from city

Hamburg police plan to ban punks from city

Hamburg’s police force has drawn up highly controversial plans to clear the city centre of homeless people, punks and drinkers during shopping hours.

Bayern ‘should say sorry’ for third loss

Bayern ‘should say sorry’ for third loss

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Michael Rensing said his side owed their fans an apology after slumping to their third loss in four league games on Saturday with a 2-1 defeat by Cologne.