Kroos double shoots Leverkusen back to top spot

Kroos double shoots Leverkusen back to top spot

Teenager Toni Kroos scored twice on Saturday to fire Bayer Leverkusen back to the top of the Bundesliga as the home side came from behind to inflict a 3-2 defeat on Borussia Mönchengladbach.

Another tiger attack as woman mauled at zoo

Another tiger attack as woman mauled at zoo

A woman zoo keeper was left seriously injured on Saturday after being mauled by a tiger in a Saxony-Anhalt animal park.

Domestic tourism flaccid and cheap: expert

Domestic tourism flaccid and cheap: expert

This is the winter of our content, according to a tourism expert who says falling prices at hotels and guest houses are making the next few months a good time to take a cheap holiday in Germany.

Ice and snow cause traffic chaos

Ice and snow cause traffic chaos

The biting cold that has blanketed Germany in snow and ice caused chaos on the roads at the beginning of the weekend, killing at least two people and causing thousands of accidents, particularly in the west of the country.

Lovesick former pupil stabs teacher to death

Lovesick former pupil stabs teacher to death

A love-obsessed young man stabbed his former school teacher to death Friday after she rejected his advances, police announced in the city of Bremen.

SPD rules out support for Afghan combat troop increase

SPD rules out support for Afghan combat troop increase

The opposition Social Democrats would oppose any boost to Germany’s troop numbers in Afghanistan, leader Sigmar Gabriel said on Saturday as his party sought to reposition itself politically in the wake of the controversial Kunduz airstrike affair.

Doctors restore sight to the blind with artificial retinas

Doctors restore sight to the blind with artificial retinas

German doctors are restoring partial sight to blind people by grafting microchips covered with photocells onto the backs of their eyes in a major medical breakthrough, news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Saturday.

Schalke tops table with win over Mainz

Schalke tops table with win over Mainz

A first-half goal from Peruvian star Jefferson Farfan lifted Schalke two points clear of previous Bundesliga table-toppers Leverkusen on Friday by cementing a 1-0 win over Mainz.

Merkel shows her dismay in Copenhagen

Merkel shows her dismay in Copenhagen

Chancellor Angela Merkel late on Friday expressed thinly veiled dismay at the modest outcome of the Copenhagen climate conference, but vowed to press on with carbon reduction goals via a new summit to be held in Germany in six months’ time.