Top banker urges pay cuts for ‘inflated egos’

Top banker urges pay cuts for ‘inflated egos’

One of Germany’s top bankers has blasted senior colleagues around the world with a call to end exorbitant bonuses in the banking industry, business newspaper Handelsblatt reported Sunday.

Bakers cook up campaign to fight domestic violence

Bakers cook up campaign to fight domestic violence

Bakers in the state of Hesse announced on Saturday they were fighting domestic violence by handing out 700,000 bread bags adorned with a slogan encouraging women to speak up on the taboo topic.

Police launch campaign to find terror suspect in Afghanistan

Police launch campaign to find terror suspect in Afghanistan

Germany’s federal police have taken the unusual step of putting up posters in Afghanistan warning of a German terrorism suspect thought to be hiding in a lawless tribal region, magazine Der Spiegel reported Sunday.

Germany bids farewell to footballer Robert Enke

Germany bids farewell to footballer Robert Enke

About 40,000 mourners gathered Sunday to bid farewell to the late footballer Robert Enke at the Hannover 96 stadium, where Enke’s coffin was laid on the centre of the pitch during tearful speeches and music performances.

Vivienne Dick: ‘Experimentation becomes an important way to resist’

Vivienne Dick: ‘Experimentation becomes an important way to resist’

Avant-garde Irish filmmaker Vivienne Dick is one of the special guests at this year's Britspotting film festival in Berlin. Ben Knight speaks to the veteran of the halcyon frisson of 1970's New York and economic downturn and creativity.

More economic pain, job losses to come: minister

More economic pain, job losses to come: minister

The German economy will need at least two more years to regain the strength it had before the global financial crisis struck, Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle said on Sunday.

New SPD leaders flag fresh tax approach

New SPD leaders flag fresh tax approach

The centre-left Social Democrats will rebuild their shattered reputation as a Volkspartei – or “people’s party” – new chairman Sigmar Gabriel announced Sunday, wrapping up the party's conference with a clear signal that there is a new generation in charge.

Guttenberg’s chopper attacked in Afghanistan

Guttenberg’s chopper attacked in Afghanistan

Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg’s visit to Afghanistan almost turned deadly on Friday when insurgents fired on the helicopter convoy in which he was travelling, Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday.