CDU and FDP consider U-turn on hotel tax

CDU and FDP consider U-turn on hotel tax

More government politicians have come out in support of overturning the reduction in sales tax on hotel stays. The tax has received considerable criticism from economic experts, party members and the opposition.

Train hits snow-clearing vehicle

Train hits snow-clearing vehicle

A regional train collided with a snow-clearing vehicle in Lübeck in the state of Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday, in a weekend of traffic chaos caused by snowstorms across northern Germany.

Merkel got bad marks for Marx

Merkel got bad marks for Marx

Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly got poor grades in her obligatory Marxism-Leninism course during her doctoral studies in communist East Germany.

Westerwelle gives Greece verbal support in debt struggle

Westerwelle gives Greece verbal support in debt struggle

Greece has the "full support" of Germany and other European Union peers as it struggles to beat back a mountain of debt and a runaway public deficit, Germany's foreign minister told a Greek daily Sunday.

Ministers bicker over Davos breakfast

Ministers bicker over Davos breakfast

Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle was riled at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Saturday when Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg had breakfast with 20 economic leaders.

Bayern regain top spot with home win

Bayern regain top spot with home win

Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal said his side's 3-0 win over Mainz on Saturday was their best home performance of the season as the giants went back to the top of the German league.