Merkel optimistic for G20 economic summit

Merkel optimistic for G20 economic summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she was optimistic about striking an agreement at next month’s G20 summit in London, despite signs of rifts between Europe and the United States.

School killer played shooter game the night before massacre

School killer played shooter game the night before massacre

As Winnenden prepares to bury the 15 people shot dead by Tim Kretschmer on Wednesday, further details have emerged about possible influences which led to the 17-year-old committing mass murder.

Althaus set to lead CDU in Thuringia election this summer

Althaus set to lead CDU in Thuringia election this summer

Dieter Althaus, state premier of Thuringia, who is currently in hospital following a skiing accident in which a woman died, has been put at the top of his party’s list for the state election in August.

Thief steals ambulance while crew battle to save sick child

Thief steals ambulance while crew battle to save sick child

Ambulance personnel attending an emergency call to a sick child were appalled when their ambulance was stolen while they were busy on Friday.

European states pull together to save Opel

European states pull together to save Opel

European governments have come together to try to develop a rescue concept for Opel that would not be bound by national borders, it emerged on Friday night.

Wolfsburg beat Schalke to ease up behind Hertha in Budesliga

Wolfsburg beat Schalke to ease up behind Hertha in Budesliga

Brazilian striker Grafite scored a hat-trick to help VfL Wolfsburg beat Schalke 04 4-3 on Friday to lift his side into second in the Bundesliga behind leaders Hertha Berlin.

German atheists rally the non-faithful one bus at a time

German atheists rally the non-faithful one bus at a time

A controversial campaign discounting belief in God started by British atheists is coming to Germany – ads on public buses will promote a happy life without religion.