Guttenberg calls for major tax reform

Guttenberg calls for major tax reform

Economy minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg called for a dramatic revision of German tax laws in an interview published Sunday by Welt am Sonntag.

AC/DC concert shakes Munich neighbours all night long

AC/DC concert shakes Munich neighbours all night long

A concert by heavy-metal rockers AC/DC in Munich on Friday drew over 100 noise complaints by irate neighbours, police reported Sunday.

Milk maids end hunger strike outside Merkel’s office

Milk maids end hunger strike outside Merkel’s office

Six women German dairy farmers demanding that Chancellor Angela Merkel take action to fight falling milk prices ended their hunger-strike on Sunday after five days, rolling news channel N24 reported.

Volkswagen breaks off talks with Porsche

Volkswagen breaks off talks with Porsche

Volkswagen is suspending talks about a possible merger with Porsche and blamed the sports car maker for creating an atmosphere that was “not constructive,” a VW spokesman said Sunday.

Germany fizzles at Eurovision song contest despite Dita

Germany fizzles at Eurovision song contest despite Dita

Burlesque idol Dita von Teese couldn’t add enough zing to German duo’s Alex Swings Oscar Sings! performance at the Eurovision song contest in Moscow Saturday night – Germany finished 20th out of 25 countries competing.

Podolski says only a ‘miracle’ will stop Wolfsburg

Podolski says only a ‘miracle’ will stop Wolfsburg

Germany striker Lukas Podolski admits only a miracle can now stop Wolfsburg winning the Bundesliga title after defending champions Bayern Munich slipped to a 2-2 draw against Hoffenheim.