SPD agrees on election tax plan

SPD agrees on election tax plan

Leaders of the Social Democratic Party voted Saturday for a platform that would raise taxes on wealthy Germans as the party prepares for a tough election campaign against Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats.

School shooting sparks call for gun amnesty

School shooting sparks call for gun amnesty

Following a deadly school shooting last month, the interior ministers of Germany’s 16 states are planning to offer amnesty to anyone who turns in an illegal weapon, the news magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday.

Cottbus offers fans refund after thrashing by Schalke

Cottbus offers fans refund after thrashing by Schalke

Energie Cottbus' players will reimburse the entrance fee of their 600 fans who made the trip to

Tokio Hotel attack linked to stalker gang

Tokio Hotel attack linked to stalker gang

A group of “militant stalkers” has been following the German rock band Tokio Hotel for the past six months, which may have prompted star Tom Kaulitz’s attack against a female fan last week, daily Bild reported Saturday.

Guttenberg slams greedy bankers

Guttenberg slams greedy bankers

Economy Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg harshly criticized bankers just days before a major economic summit in the Chancellery in an interview to be published Sunday in the news magazine Der Spiegel.

Recession driving workers into underground economy

Recession driving workers into underground economy

Germany’s worst recession since World War II is driving millions of workers into the ‘shadow economy,’ according to a report published Saturday in Wirtschaftwoche.

Mao condom ad sparks Chinese rage

Mao condom ad sparks Chinese rage

China's official media and outspoken bloggers on Friday protested over a German advert promoting the use of condoms which shows revolutionary leader Mao Zedong as a sperm cell alongside Adolf Hitler and Osama bin Laden.