Economists slam Merkel’s tax relief plans

Economists slam Merkel’s tax relief plans

A panel of top economists believes Chancellor Angela Merkel's new centre-right government should take back its "gift baskets" of tax relief in light of Germany's huge public debt.

German referee bribe suspicion emerges in match-fixing scandal

German referee bribe suspicion emerges in match-fixing scandal

A referee from the German Football Association (DFB) was allegedly bribed during the enormous football match-fixing scandal uncovered last week, according to Der Spiegel magazine.

Gitmo prisoner Slahi tells brother he wants to return to Germany

Gitmo prisoner Slahi tells brother he wants to return to Germany

A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who admitted - under torture - to having organised trips to Afghan training camps for aspiring Jihadists including three of those involved in the 9/11 attacks, says he wants to return to Germany if he is released.

Cash-strapped NPD uses 0900 phone lines to raise funds

Cash-strapped NPD uses 0900 phone lines to raise funds

The neo-Nazi NPD party is resorting to prime-rate phone lines to raise money, using the same 0900-code system employed by sex phone services and quiz hotlines.

German-born criminal to be deported to Turkey

German-born criminal to be deported to Turkey

A German-born Turkish man with a string of criminal convictions can be deported to Turkey, even though he has never lived there and only speaks broken Turkish, a court has ruled.

Sacked sandwich thief will keep job

Sacked sandwich thief will keep job

The woman who was sacked by a nursing home for eating a sandwich intended for residents will not lose her job, the Christian organisation running the institution has announced.

British troops to leave Germany under Tories

British troops to leave Germany under Tories

Britain's opposition Conservatives, tipped to win power in a general election next year, said on Saturday they would pull the country's 25,000 troops out of Germany as part of a reorganisation of NATO forces.