Hesse pardons ‘Carlos the Jackal’ comrade

Hesse pardons ‘Carlos the Jackal’ comrade

A German who helped "Carlos the Jackal" take 11 oil ministers hostage at OPEC headquarters in Vienna in 1975 has reportedly been pardoned six years after being freed from jail.

Berlin said to back Rasmussen for NATO

Berlin said to back Rasmussen for NATO

Germany, France and Britain reportedly want Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen as the next secretary general of the NATO military alliance.

Attendance short-circuits at Hannover’s tech fair CeBIT

Attendance short-circuits at Hannover’s tech fair CeBIT

Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn’t enough to draw visitor’s to this year's CeBIT, Germany’s biggest high-tech trade fair in Hannover. Attendance dropped almost 20 percent, the event's organiser Deutsche Messe said on Sunday.

CDU renews opposition to Turkish EU membership

CDU renews opposition to Turkish EU membership

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) will continue to oppose Turkish membership in the European Union as part of its platform for upcoming European elections, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Sunday.

Captured pirates not coming to Germany

Captured pirates not coming to Germany

Nine Somali men captured by a German frigate while trying to take over a cargo ship will be sent to Kenya for trial, not Germany, the Defence Ministry confirmed Saturday evening.

One body found in Cologne archive rubble

One body found in Cologne archive rubble

Early Sunday morning, rescuers retrieved one corpse from the rubble of the Cologne historical archive that collapsed Tuesday. The search continues for a second man believed to buried in as much as four metres of debris.

Berlin stays on top of Bundesliga

Berlin stays on top of Bundesliga

Andrei Voronin's hat-trick for Hertha Berlin in a 3-1 victory at Energie Cottbus shot them four points clear in the German League while Bayern Munich cruised up to joint second following a five-goal spree.

Germans buying cars despite recession

Germans buying cars despite recession

Thanks to a government programme designed to stimulate new car sales and deeper discounts, one in seven Germans plans to buy a new car this year, Bild am Sonntag reported.