Gay games open in Berlin amid Turkish poster boy controversy

Gay games open in Berlin amid Turkish poster boy controversy

"Respect Gaymes," an event meant to promote tolerance towards homosexuals, opened on Saturday amid controversy with a Turkish footballer refusing to be part of the advertising campaign after being the target of slurs and ridicule.

Security officials warn of terror before poll

Security officials warn of terror before poll

Security officials are warning of an increased likelihood of al-Qaida terrorist attacks against German nationals before the country's general election in September, news magazine Der Spiegel reported.

Central bank bombshell sparks debt debate

Central bank bombshell sparks debt debate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have sought to score political points by slamming central banks last week, but she also echoed fears over growing public debt and waning bank independence.

Magazine says Kurras reported Stasi defectors to East Germany

Magazine says Kurras reported Stasi defectors to East Germany

Heinz Kurras, the recently exposed Stasi spy and former West German police officer, provided explosive information on defectors and prisoners to his East German masters, according to news magazine Der Spiegel.

Merkel rules out state aid for retailer Arcandor

Merkel rules out state aid for retailer Arcandor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said she was against bailing out struggling retail giant Arcandor and accused the company’s management of making serious mistakes.

Politicians split over using undercover teens to buy alcohol

Politicians split over using undercover teens to buy alcohol

Should undercover teenage shoppers be allowed to expose the illegal sale of alcohol to underage consumers? Germany’s state interior ministers remained divided on the issue at an annual conference in Bremerhaven on Friday.