CDU politician arrested for alleged heroin smuggling

CDU politician arrested for alleged heroin smuggling

A Christian Democrat Union politician has been arrested for smuggling heroin, party colleagues confirmed on Saturday.

Book claims Gorbachev gave up on East Germany in 1980s

Book claims Gorbachev gave up on East Germany in 1980s

The decision by Mikhail Gorbachev not to try to prevent German reunification was more than ideology – the Soviet Union had decided to give up on Eastern Germany during the 1980s according to a new book, “The Warsaw Pact” published in Berlin this week.

SPD to target wealthy as report says middle classes pay more tax

SPD to target wealthy as report says middle classes pay more tax

Social Democrat Party chairman Franz Müntefering, has called for the rich to be taxed more heavily and warned that if the CDU did not cooperate on this topic, the SPD will make it an issue in September’s general election.

Women still lagging behind in government

Women still lagging behind in government

Despite having a woman chancellor, and the fact that six of the 14 ministers are female, the government is doing badly in promoting equal opportunities at the top of political appointments, according to Der Spiegel magazine.

Visitors flood big new Duisburg mosque

Visitors flood big new Duisburg mosque

More than 50,000 people have visited the Merkez mosque in Duisburg since it opened four months ago - so many that three people work on arranging tours and catering for those who want to come to see it.

Nazi sex slave story finally told at camp

Nazi sex slave story finally told at camp

A new exhibition at Nazi concentration camp Ravensbrück near Berlin details the fate of women forced to work as sex slaves for fellow prisoners during World War II.