All but one of shooter’s victims were female

All but one of shooter’s victims were female

All but one of the nine pupils killed and seven injured in a German school massacre on Wednesday were girls, a local official said. The three slain teachers were also women.

Teen gunman killed after murdering 15

Teen gunman killed after murdering 15

A teenage gunman who shot dead 15 people, including nine students and three teachers at his former school in southwestern Germany, killed himself after a shoot-out with police on Wednesday.

German school massacre sparks call for consequences

German school massacre sparks call for consequences

Germany was in shock on Wednesday after one of the country’s deadliest school shootings ever left sixteen people dead. Chancellor Angela Merkel called the tragedy “incomprehensible.”

Germany issues arrest warrant for Sobibor’s ‘Ivan the Terrible’

Germany issues arrest warrant for Sobibor’s ‘Ivan the Terrible’

German authorities issued an arrest warrant on Wednesday for John Demjanjuk, 88, the alleged Nazi war criminal ‘Ivan the Terrible’ suspected of killing tens of thousands of Jews in a World War II death camp.

Continental closes tyre factories, Daimler cuts work hours

Continental closes tyre factories, Daimler cuts work hours

In a dark day for German auto workers, it was announced on Wednesday that tyre giant Continental is to close a factory with the loss of 780 jobs, while Daimler is to put a further 18,000 of its workers on shorter hours.

Gunman kills 15 in school shooting

Gunman kills 15 in school shooting

Police have sealed off a small town in southwestern Germany near Stuttgart and are hunting down a gunman who they say shot dead 15 people and injured many more before fleeing into the streets.

Publisher releases Koran in German as audio book

Publisher releases Koran in German as audio book

A German publishing house is releasing a full-length German translation of the Koran in audio book form on Thursday, coinciding with the opening of the Leipzig book fair.

Opel dealers ‘prepared to buy 20 percent stake’

Opel dealers ‘prepared to buy 20 percent stake’

Desperate Opel dealers have suggested taking a stake in the struggling car company, by funnelling €225 million a year from sales profits into a holding company which would invest in the manufacturer.

Merkel: Germany facing worst crisis since 1945

Merkel: Germany facing worst crisis since 1945

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday warned Germany was facing the worst economic crisis since 1945, but said the country was in better position than most to cope.

Disturbed Finnish woman living at Berlin’s Tegel airport

Disturbed Finnish woman living at Berlin’s Tegel airport

An apparently mentally disturbed woman from Finland has lived at Berlin’s Tegel airport for months, according to police.

Bayern smashes Sporting to book Champions League quarter-finals

Bayern smashes Sporting to book Champions League quarter-finals

Germany striker Lukas Podolski struck twice on Tuesday night as Bayern Munich hammered Sporting Lisbon 7-1 to set a new Champions League record on their way to the quarter-finals.

5,000-year-old sandal found near Constance

5,000-year-old sandal found near Constance

German archaeologists have uncovered an amazingly well-preserved 5,000-year-old sandal in mud under Lake Constance, or Bodensee, close to the Swiss border, authorities said Tuesday.

Berlin athletics meet to allow UK’s Chambers to compete

Berlin athletics meet to allow UK’s Chambers to compete

Controversial British sprinter Dwain Chambers has said he is delighted to hear the organiser of Berlin's IAAF Golden League meet is prepared to accommodate him for June's star-studded event.