Ribery on his way to Madrid next summer

Ribery on his way to Madrid next summer

Bayern Munich's French international Franck Ribery is set for a €55-million move to Real Madrid next summer, a year before his contract at the German giants expires, a report said Wednesday.

States only want half as much swine flu vaccine

States only want half as much swine flu vaccine

The health ministers of Germany's states said Wednesday they only need half of the 50 million vaccine doses previously ordered.

Policeman who shot husband of Dresden ‘veil martyr’ cleared

Policeman who shot husband of Dresden ‘veil martyr’ cleared

German investigators have dropped an investigation into a policeman who shot an Egyptian trying to save his pregnant wife being stabbed to death in a Dresden courtroom in July.

Government not opposed to body scanners

Government not opposed to body scanners

Germany's interior minister said Wednesday he was not opposed in principle to body scanners being used in airport security checks but that the technology had to improve first.

German arms dealer arrested in Austria

German arms dealer arrested in Austria

A German man wanted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for supplying chemical weapons to Iran has been arrested in Austria, criminal police said on Wednesday.

Nena becomes a nana

Nena becomes a nana

German pop legend Nena, who rose to global fame with the hit "99 Red Balloons", is now a proud granny, she said on her website Wednesday.

Kidnap victim relatives complain about Foreign Ministry

Kidnap victim relatives complain about Foreign Ministry

Relatives of a family kidnapped in Yemen have complained that the German Foreign Ministry has not been keeping them properly informed. They have still not been shown the video that appeared before Christmas apparently showing the children.

Polish court to hear WWII massacre case

Polish court to hear WWII massacre case

Poland's supreme court has agreed to consider whether the Polish survivor of a Nazi World War II massacre can sue Germany for compensation in a Polish court, a court spokeswoman said Tuesday.

FDP and Greens report record membership

FDP and Greens report record membership

2009 was more than a triumphant election year for the pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the eco-friendly Green party. They each made a record number of new members.

Opel workers reject GM job cut plans

Opel workers reject GM job cut plans

Opel's works council has rejected a restructuring plan by the automaker's US parent company General Motors, council head Klaus Franz said in an interview due to be published on Wednesday.