Demjanjuk faces court in last big Nazi trial

Demjanjuk faces court in last big Nazi trial

Eighty-nine-year-old John Demjanjuk stands trial in Germany Monday accused of herding 27,900 Jews to their deaths as a Nazi camp guard, in what will likely be the last major case of its kind.

Drunk British soldier puts policewoman in hospital

Drunk British soldier puts policewoman in hospital

A drunken British soldier bashed a German policewoman bloody and senseless in Lower Saxony at the weekend, during a brawl between soldiers and a group of local men, authorities said Sunday.

RWE to make deep carbon cuts

RWE to make deep carbon cuts

Germany's second biggest energy firm RWE plans to significantly cut CO2 emissions from its power stations by 2012, chief executive Jürgen Grossmann said in an interview published Sunday.

First wave of swine flu has probably passed

First wave of swine flu has probably passed

The first wave of swine flu, which has killed at least 59 people in Germany, appears to be subsiding, doctors told news magazine Der Spiegel in a report published Saturday.

Israeli ministers due to arrive for historic meeting in Germany

Israeli ministers due to arrive for historic meeting in Germany

The German and Israeli cabinets will hold their first joint-meeting on German soil in Berlin on Monday, signalling deeper reconciliation between the two countries 65 years after the Holocaust.

Police snare Aachen prison fugitive

Police snare Aachen prison fugitive

Police have caught one of the men who broke out of Aachen prison in a daring escape, authorities in Cologne announced Sunday afternoon.

Boozy cyclist slapped with 15-year bike ban

Boozy cyclist slapped with 15-year bike ban

A university student has been banned from riding his bike for a whopping 15 years after police caught him pedalling blind drunk through the streets of his home town of Gießen, Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday.

CDU state premiers step up attack on Merkel’s tax cuts

CDU state premiers step up attack on Merkel’s tax cuts

The brawl between Angela Merkel’s government and Germany’s state leaders over tax cuts intensified sharply over the weekend with two conservative premiers vowing to vote against the cuts and one even threatening to resign.

SPD to target Guttenberg in Afghan inquiry

SPD to target Guttenberg in Afghan inquiry

In the wake of former Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung’s resignation, the opposition Social Democrats will target his successor Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg in a broadened inquiry into the controversial Afghanistan airstrike, SPD general secretary Andrea Nahles said on Sunday.