Teen girl gets five years for failed firebomb attack on school

Teen girl gets five years for failed firebomb attack on school

A 16-year-old girl who tried to firebomb her school in May and attacked a fellow pupil with a sword was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in a juvenile detention centre.

Police raid homes of alleged Chinese spies

Police raid homes of alleged Chinese spies

Munich investigators on Tuesday searched the apartments of four alleged Chinese agents on suspicion they have been spying on the city's Uighur community, news magazine Der Spiegel reported.

Business confidence jumps as growth picks up

Business confidence jumps as growth picks up

Evidence mounted on Tuesday that the German economy was on the mend, with a closely-watched survey showing business confidence surging just as data confirmed third-quarter growth was the fastest in nearly two years.

Chief inspector found stabbed to death in garage

Chief inspector found stabbed to death in garage

A chief police inspector has been found dead from stab wounds in southern Brandenburg, the state's Interior Ministry announced on Tuesday.

Merkel expects ‘thank you’ as GM repays loans

Merkel expects ‘thank you’ as GM repays loans

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday she was expecting a "thank-you letter" from General Motors after the US firm paid Berlin back for huge loans to keep its Opel unit afloat.

Catholic official calls for end to celibacy for priests

Catholic official calls for end to celibacy for priests

Alois Glück, the new head of Germany’s main Catholic association, on Tuesday called for an end to celibacy vows for priests.

EasyJet recalls magazine with Holocaust memorial fashion shoot

EasyJet recalls magazine with Holocaust memorial fashion shoot

British discount airline easyJet has recalled some 280,000 copies of its in-flight magazine after complaints about a fashion shoot staged at Berlin’s Holocaust memorial, daily Financial Times Deutschland reported on Tuesday.

Bonn bank manager plays Robin Hood for overdrawn customers

Bonn bank manager plays Robin Hood for overdrawn customers

A former bank manager from a Bonn suburb has been handed a suspended sentence for helping out poor clients by temporarily transferring money from the accounts of wealthy people.

Students plan protest of university conference

Students plan protest of university conference

Several thousand students are planning to demonstrate for improvements to the education system and against tuition fees on Tuesday in Leipzig as the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) meets to discuss reforms.

Bayern Munich needs luck and a win against Haifa

Bayern Munich needs luck and a win against Haifa

German giants Bayern Munich go into their home Champions League group stage fixture against Israel's Maccabi Haifa FC on Wednesday with their destiny no longer in their own hands.

Heavy wind storms rage through Germany

Heavy wind storms rage through Germany

Low-pressure system “Ludwig” tore through much of southern and central Germany overnight, tearing up trees by their roots and causing property damage, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Tuesday.