Informant offers to sell names of tax dodgers

Informant offers to sell names of tax dodgers

A secret informant has offered to sell the German taxman the names of 1,500 Germans who have funds hidden in Switzerland, a newspaper reported Saturday.

German police officers brought back from Iran

German police officers brought back from Iran

Two German policemen working at their country's embassy in Tehran have been brought home after being targeted by Iranian intelligence, according to the weekly Der Spiegel.

Snow causes chaos in the north

Snow causes chaos in the north

More than 25 centimetres of new snow disabled traffic throughout northern Germany on Saturday, particularly in the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, where Baltic islands have been cut off.

KSK reportedly had key role in Kunduz airstrike

KSK reportedly had key role in Kunduz airstrike

A secret NATO report found the German special forces unit the KSK had a key role in last September's controversial bombing near Kunduz in Afghanistan contrary to what the Bundeswehr has claimed.

Former Jesuit teacher admits abuse

Former Jesuit teacher admits abuse

One of the former teachers and Jesuit priests accused of sexually abusing students at the elite Berlin high school Canisius College has confessed to the charges.

Russian Foreign Minister to meet German resistance veterans

Russian Foreign Minister to meet German resistance veterans

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will visit Germany next month to attend the Munich Security Conference and meet veterans of the German resistance to the Nazis, his spokesman said Friday.

Springer mulls suing over postal wage chaos

Springer mulls suing over postal wage chaos

The media giant Axel Springer is considering suing the German government over the minimum wage fiasco currently rocking the postal industry. The Federal Administrative Court recently declared the wage as unlawful.

Porsche turns corner after terrible year

Porsche turns corner after terrible year

German luxury sports car maker Porsche, which is being folded into the Volkswagen group, said Friday its 2009/2010 first half sales had fallen, but forecast a gain for the year as a whole.