Fears more poor swimmers will drown this summer

Fears more poor swimmers will drown this summer

As the warm weather prompts people to head for lakes and rivers, a warning has been issued that more accidents should be expected as increasing numbers of people in Germany cannot swim.

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Police shoot axe-wielding maniac to free teenage hostage

Armed police officers shot a mentally-ill man several times after he injured a 13-year-old boy with an axe.

Unions call for security for those who lose out in financial crisis

Unions call for security for those who lose out in financial crisis

The German trade union association (DGB) called on Friday for politicians, employers and workers to fight together to save jobs during the global financial crisis.

Arrests and parties mark start of May 1

Arrests and parties mark start of May 1

Arrests were made in Berlin and Hamburg on Thursday night, as party-goers, rioters and political demonstrators clashed with police ahead of May 1 marches.

German nurse catches swine flu

German nurse catches swine flu

German health authorities have confirmed the first case of a person catching swine flu in the country.

dm recalls baby food after bits of wood found in dinner

dm recalls baby food after bits of wood found in dinner

Drugstore chain dm is recalling a baby food product after pieces of wood were found in two jars of the ready-made food.

Merkel in her underpants stops traffic

Merkel in her underpants stops traffic

A giant image of Chancellor Angela Merkel wearing just bra and pants has been attracting intense attention on Berlin’s premier shopping drag, the ‘Ku'damm.’