Westerwelle debates human rights with Saudis

Westerwelle debates human rights with Saudis

Guido Westerwelle, Germany's first openly gay foreign minister, said he fully aired Berlin's differences with Saudia Arabia over human rights issues during a visit to the country on Saturday.

Government moots delaying tax cuts

Government moots delaying tax cuts

The German government is considering putting back its tax reform plans for a year to compensate for lost revenue from the weak economy, according to Der Spiegel magazine.

Winter storm freezes nation’s transport

Winter storm freezes nation’s transport

The big snow storm for which Germany was braced on Saturday did not hit as early as expected, but freezing weather and gusty winds still caused transport problems across the country.

Germans trace Hezbollah coke smuggling profits

Germans trace Hezbollah coke smuggling profits

German investigators are uncovering the drug-smuggling business of the Syrian-backed Lebanese militant organisation Hezbollah, moving cocaine from Beirut into Europe via Frankfurt airport.

CIA agent says the US planned to kidnap but not kill Darkazanli

CIA agent says the US planned to kidnap but not kill Darkazanli

The US authorities have denied having made plans to execute Hamburg businessman Mamoun Darkazanli for his extensive ties to the terrorists behind the 9/11 attacks.

German firms to build giant British offshore wind farms

German firms to build giant British offshore wind farms

German companies have won contracts worth more than €100 billion to build Britain’s planned network of offshore wind farms in the North Sea.

Airport scanners to be deployed this summer

Airport scanners to be deployed this summer

Body scanners will be tested in major German airports as early as this summer despite concerns over privacy and unanswered radiation-related health questions.