Axel Springer buys stake in Turkish media group

Axel Springer buys stake in Turkish media group

German media giant Axel Springer said on Thursday it had agreed to buy a 29-percent stake in Turkey's biggest independent media group Dogan for €161 million ($239 million).

Football match-fixing ring uncovered

Football match-fixing ring uncovered

Police arrested several people in Germany and abroad Thursday in connection to a gambling ring affecting Europe’s top football leagues.

Germans likely to play Grinch this Christmas

Germans likely to play Grinch this Christmas

Germans are planning to play Grinch when it comes to buying gifts this Christmas, but they may have to splash out more for a tree.

Turks: Germany must do more for integration

Turks: Germany must do more for integration

The vast majority of Turkish immigrants in Germany think their adopted country should do more to accommodate them, according to a new study released on Thursday.

Police bust dope-dealing bodybuilders

Police bust dope-dealing bodybuilders

Police in Heidelberg said on Thursday they had uncovered a massive anabolic steroid dealing operation, leading to the arrests of three people.

Werner Herzog to head Berlin film festival jury

Werner Herzog to head Berlin film festival jury

Acclaimed German director Werner Herzog has been tapped as the president of the jury at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival in February.

Berlin guns for top ECB job amid EU wrangling

Berlin guns for top ECB job amid EU wrangling

Conspicuously absent in the debate over two big-hitting EU posts up for grabs on Thursday, heavyweight Germany has aroused suspicions that it wants another job – president of the European Central Bank.

What’s on in Germany: November 19 – 25

What’s on in Germany: November 19 – 25

This Week's Highlights: Vikings in Frankfurt, Grimm's fairy tales in Cologne, and innovative theatre troupes take the stage in Munich.

Ryanair sued for allegedly buzzing German granny

Ryanair sued for allegedly buzzing German granny

Members of a small community near the northern German city of Lübeck have filed a lawsuit against Irish budget airline Ryanair after a low-flying plane allegedly put an 82-year-old woman in the hospital.

Officials say deaths not caused by swine flu shot

Officials say deaths not caused by swine flu shot

German health officials on Thursday took the unusual step of debunking speculation that several recent deaths were caused by immunisations against swine flu.

Hunter takes bullet meant for boar

Hunter takes bullet meant for boar

A 71-year-old hunter has been shot dead while helping flush out game, police in the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate said on Wednesday evening.

Children’s TV character the Sandman turns 50

Children’s TV character the Sandman turns 50

Born amid Cold War rivalry yet loved by children on both sides of the Iron Curtain, Germany’s bedtime TV character the Sandman celebrates his 50th anniversary this week.

Podolski brace saves draw for Germany on emotional Enke night

Podolski brace saves draw for Germany on emotional Enke night

Striker Lukas Podolski saved his country for the second consecutive match with an injury-time goal to seal Germany's 2-2 draw with the Ivory Coast on an emotional night in Gelsenkirchen on Wednesday.