Two German cargo ships are making their way through the Northeast Passage from Asia to Europe, writing maritime history, but also inadvertently delivering evidence of climate change and melting ice caps.
Bodo Ramelow, the politician from Germany's socialist party The Left hoping to become the state premier of Thuringia, has reportedly been employing a former Stasi officer in his parliamentary office for years.
While top-ranking politicians celebrate the agreed sale of Opel to the consortium headed by Austro-Canadian car parts maker Magna, information has emerged that it will mean the loss of thousands of jobs – and potential legal difficulties.
The recession is going to cost each person in Germany around €3,000 according to the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW).
An initially peaceful demonstration against neo-Nazis in Hamburg turned into a riot on Friday night, as police use water cannons and tear gas to regain control. One officer even fired warning shots as his car was attacked with stones.
Chancellor Angela Merkel will square off with her rival for power, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, on Sunday in a televised debate widely seen as his last chance to close a double-digit gap on the popular German leader.