Taxi drivers to blockade Berlin airport Monday

Taxi drivers to blockade Berlin airport Monday

Hundreds of taxi drivers plan to block access to Berlin’s Tegel airport Monday morning to protest a planned €0.50 surcharge for taxi rides from the airport.

Richards impresses at Berlin’s Golden League athletics tournament

Richards impresses at Berlin’s Golden League athletics tournament

America's Sanya Richards ran the fastest women's 400m of the season at Berlin's Golden League opener on Sunday to throw down the challenge to Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu.

Haas downs Djokovic to claim victory in Halle

Haas downs Djokovic to claim victory in Halle

Germany's Tommy Haas took his second top-ten scalp of the week to beat world number four Novak Djokovic 6-3, 6-7 (7/4), 6-1 in Sunday's Halle final and claim his first ATP tournament victory since Memphis in 2007.

Steinmeier launches bid to unseat Merkel

Steinmeier launches bid to unseat Merkel

Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Sunday launched his bid to unseat Chancellor Angela Merkel, as his Social Democratic Party signed off on its campaign platform for this September's general election.

Berlin denounces Iran crackdown

Berlin denounces Iran crackdown

Iran's crackdown on protesters in the wake of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's landslide election win is "unacceptable," Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Sunday.

Car flies 50 metres into pylon

Car flies 50 metres into pylon

A 20-year-old man was badly injured after an accident early Sunday morning that sent his car flying 50 metres into an electricity pylon.

Survey backs common holidays across Germany

Survey backs common holidays across Germany

Southern German states have far more holidays and long weekends - especially during the spring - than northern German states. A new survey says many Germans are sick of this system and want the same holidays nationwide.

Father forgets son on bike ride

Father forgets son on bike ride

What was supposed to be a fun bike outing on a sunny Saturday morning, briefly turned into a nightmare for a Freiburg man, when he realised he had lost his one and a half year-old son.

Seven Germans kidnapped in Yemen

Seven Germans kidnapped in Yemen

Nine foreigners, including women and children, have been kidnapped in a volatile mountainous area of northern Yemen, an official said on Sunday amid conflicting reports over their fate.