Merkel aims to strengthen Bafin bank regulator

Merkel aims to strengthen Bafin bank regulator

German Chancellor Angela Merkel would give the nation's banking supervisor extensive powers over struggling banks, including the capacity to dismiss executives, the Financial Times reported on Friday.

Magath looks to repeat magic at Schalke as Bundesliga kicks off

Magath looks to repeat magic at Schalke as Bundesliga kicks off

Having won the Bundesliga title with Wolfsburg last season, Felix Magath will now try to work the same magic on Schalke 04 when the season begins on Friday eveing.

‘Germany’s oldest drug dealer’ arrested at age 84

‘Germany’s oldest drug dealer’ arrested at age 84

Police announced on Friday the arrest of an 84-year-old grandmother they believe to be the country’s oldest drug dealer. She was the senior member of a three-generation family heroin operation.

Rostock’s Hanse Sail weighs anchor

Rostock’s Hanse Sail weighs anchor

Thousands of sailing fans will flock to the Baltic Sea city of Rostock this weekend for the 19th annual Hanse Sail, which will showcase some of the world’s greatest seafaring vessels.

Intelligence agency director fined for causing bomb scare

Intelligence agency director fined for causing bomb scare

The head of Lower Saxony’s domestic intelligence service will be fined for causing a bomb scare with his forgotten briefcase at a political gathering this week, police told daily Braunschweiger Zeitung on Friday.

Four wolf pups spotted in Brandenburg

Four wolf pups spotted in Brandenburg

A new litter of four wolf pups has been discovered in Germany’s Lausitz region, Brandenburg Environment Minister Dietmar Woidke said on Friday.

Details of brutal child rapist suspect emerge

Details of brutal child rapist suspect emerge

The suspected child rapist who turned himself in on Thursday after police went public with their search is a 37-year-old who worked as a waiter in the mountainous Allgäu region, a Gießen senior public prosecutor said on Friday.

Health insurers bashed for vaccine threats

Health insurers bashed for vaccine threats

Health insurer threats to raise premiums to accommodate swine flu vaccinations have been met with strong criticism from German politicians and employers this week.

Trade surplus surges

Trade surplus surges

Germany's trade surplus soared 28 percent in June compared to May, official data showed on Friday, in a sign that the main motor of Europe's biggest economy is spluttering back to life.

Frings snubbed in World Cup qualifier line-up

Frings snubbed in World Cup qualifier line-up

Michael Ballack has been called up for Germany's World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan in Baku on August 12 but coach Joachim Löw has left veteran midfielder Torsten Frings out of his line-up.

Car floating in Weser river reveals murder-suicide drama

Car floating in Weser river reveals murder-suicide drama

Police believe that a car containing two corpses found in the Weser river was not an accident, but a murder-suicide, they said on Friday.