Stasi link made in infamous student death

Stasi link made in infamous student death

A former West German police officer who infamously shot a protestor in 1967 may face trial for a third time after reports emerged on Friday that he was an unofficial informant, or IM, of the Stasi.

Journalists condemn Bild’s coverage of shooting

Journalists condemn Bild’s coverage of shooting

The German Press Council, a voluntary self-monitoring watchdog organisation for journalists, condemned tabloid Bild's coverage of the Winnenden school shooting in a statement released on its website Friday.

Stefan Raab abandons German Eurovision

Stefan Raab abandons German Eurovision

Popular TV presenter and music producer Stefan Raab has abandoned negotiations with state television broadcaster ARD on creating next year’s German entry for the Eurovision song contest, news weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday.

National hockey team goalie dies after cancer battle

National hockey team goalie dies after cancer battle

Germany's national hockey team goaltender Robert Müller has died following a long battle with a brain tumour, his team the Cologne Sharks announced on Friday.

2,000 protesters expected for Germany’s 60th birthday

2,000 protesters expected for Germany’s 60th birthday

Around 2,000 leftists are expected to attend an "anti-nationalist" parade in Berlin on the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Federal Republic on Saturday, organisers said Friday.

Managers demand Merkel stop payment regulation plans

Managers demand Merkel stop payment regulation plans

A group of Germany's top managers has written to Chancellor Angela Merkel demanding she scrap plans to regulate elements of company pay contracts, German business daily Handelsblatt reported Friday.

Swine flu case closes day care centre

Swine flu case closes day care centre

A day care centre in Düsseldorf has closed after a six-year-old girl there contracted swine flu. She is the first child to come down with the virus in Germany.

Asse nuclear waste workers getting radiation scans

Asse nuclear waste workers getting radiation scans

The Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) announced Friday they will take on a large operation to test radiation-exposure levels of both current and former workers at the atomic waste depot Asse near the town of Wolfenbüttel in Lower Saxony.

Milk price row moves Merkel to meet farmers

Milk price row moves Merkel to meet farmers

After refusing to speak to hunger-striking milk-maids camped out outside her office last week, Chancellor Angela Merkel has decided to address the issue of low milk prices after all.

Magna preferred for Opel takeover

Magna preferred for Opel takeover

Canadian auto parts maker Magna is in pole position in the race to take over struggling General Motor's German subsidiary Opel, a key local politician said Friday.

Klum crowns Sara ‘Germany’s Next Topmodel’

Klum crowns Sara ‘Germany’s Next Topmodel’

Sara, a 19-year-old whose parents come from Ethiopia, became the fourth winner of Heidi Klum’s show "Germany’s Next Topmodel" on Thursday night before an audience of 15,000 in Cologne.

Homes ravaged by tornado near Schwerin

Homes ravaged by tornado near Schwerin

A tornado south of Schwerin caused millions of euros in property damages on Thursday evening, but no one was seriously injured, police reported.