Gabriel: US must make greenhouse gas cuts

Gabriel: US must make greenhouse gas cuts

German Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned Saturday that forging a new global climate pact this year will prove difficult if Washington does not go beyond its current greenhouse gas cutting commitments.

Government earmarks €10m for public bike schemes

Government earmarks €10m for public bike schemes

The government is earmarking €10 million for public bicycle schemes to encourage people to leave their cars at home.

Turks hope election will give them dual citizenship chance

Turks hope election will give them dual citizenship chance

Germany’s Turkish community says it will work to change the law so that children born in Germany to Turkish parents are no longer forced to choose between passports but can have dual nationality.

Family of four shot dead at home in mysterious killing

Family of four shot dead at home in mysterious killing

Police in Baden-Württemberg are investigating what they describe as the mysterious killing of four members of a family who were all found shot dead in their home in the small town of Eislingen.

Bremen to make all conveniences public

Bremen to make all conveniences public

Bremen restaurant owners are set to throw open the doors of their toilets to the general public in a city-wide scheme to save money on public conveniences.

Germans skip sick days in fear for their jobs

Germans skip sick days in fear for their jobs

Germans have been taking less time off sick this year, as the financial crisis bites and makes workers fear for their jobs, according to new figures.

Ivan the Terrible suspect loses bid to stop extradition

Ivan the Terrible suspect loses bid to stop extradition

John Demjanjuk, the man alleged to be Nazi war criminal ‘Ivan the Terrible’ heard on Friday night that his latest attempt to block extradition to Germany for trial had failed.