Two dead in seaplane crash in Hamburg

Two dead in seaplane crash in Hamburg

A married couple died after the seaplane they were in crashed in Hamburg's harbour on Saturday, the police said.

Police union stokes fear of left-wing extremists

Police union stokes fear of left-wing extremists

The German Police Union has warned of an increasingly violent extreme-left scene, which it claims is likely to start attacking politicians just as the now defunct Red Army Faction (RAF) did in the past.

Gold medal runner will not lose title but will have gender test

Gold medal runner will not lose title but will have gender test

The winner of the women’s 800 metre race at the IAAF Athletics World Championships in Berlin, nearly refused to step up and accept her medal after she was ordered to undergo a gender test.

Summery weather to return this week

Summery weather to return this week

The weather across Germany is expected to be warm and summery over the next few days.

Around 100 professors investigated in ‘bribes for doctorate’ probe

Around 100 professors investigated in ‘bribes for doctorate’ probe

Around 100 university professors across the country are under investigation for taking bribes in return for ‘helping’ students get doctorates, it has emerged.

Top-level disagreement delays Opel decision

Top-level disagreement delays Opel decision

The decision on the future of Opel, expected to be made on Friday evening, has again been postponed after managers at General Motors could not agree on which bid to accept for its troubled German unit.

Althaus will keep dead woman out of campaign

Althaus will keep dead woman out of campaign

One week before facing re-election as state premier of Thuringia, Dieter Althaus has reached a legal agreement to stop talking about the death of a woman he killed in a ski accident collision last winter.