Weapons stockpile found at school attacker’s home

Weapons stockpile found at school attacker’s home

Police issued an arrest warrant on Friday for the 23-year-old man who is suspected of stabbing his former teacher to death at a Ludwigshafen vocational school on Thursday. A search of his apartment revealed a stockpile of weaponry.

Lufthansa sets up emergency plan for strike

Lufthansa sets up emergency plan for strike

Faced with a looming pilot strike on Monday, Lufthansa has prepared an emergency flight schedule in an attempt to avert what could be the worst disruption in service to hit the airline in years.

Deadbeats should have dole benefits docked, Westerwelle says

Deadbeats should have dole benefits docked, Westerwelle says

Continuing his fiery criticism of Germany’s social welfare benefits, Foreign Minister and head of the pro-business Free Democrats Guido Westerwelle on Friday advocated tough action against those who abuse them.

Germany raises pressure on Iran over nukes

Germany raises pressure on Iran over nukes

Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday the international community had little choice but to consider fresh sanctions on Iran as Germany's two biggest insurers pulled out of the Islamic republic.

Bishop Mixa under fire for sexual abuse scandal comments

Bishop Mixa under fire for sexual abuse scandal comments

Augsburg Bishop Walter Mixa on Friday faced continuing criticism for claiming the sexual revolution was partially to blame for the widespread abuse of children at German Catholic schools.

Baden-Württemberg to ban nighttime alcohol sales

Baden-Württemberg to ban nighttime alcohol sales

As of March, Baden-Württemberg will become the first state in Germany to institute a ban on retail alcohol sales between the hours of 10 pm and 5 am, the state Interior Ministry announced on Friday.

Poverty charity boss outed for driving Maserati company car

Poverty charity boss outed for driving Maserati company car

A poverty relief organisation in Berlin is under pressure this week after it emerged that the director’s company car is a Maserati driven by two chauffeurs.

Munich Re to stop doing business in Iran

Munich Re to stop doing business in Iran

Munich Re, the world's biggest reinsurer, on Friday became the latest German firm to pull out of Iran as pressure grows for new sanctions against the Islamic republic over its nuclear programme.

Extreme winter strains accident insurers

Extreme winter strains accident insurers

Insurers are paying a hefty toll for this season’s brutal winter and are expected to cover tens of thousands more accidents this year, a media report said on Friday.

Riesch takes gold in super-combined

Riesch takes gold in super-combined

The achievement brought a broad smile, but tears then trickled down the cheeks of Maria Riesch as she finally became Germany's Olympic golden girl on Thursday.

Berlinale crowd boos movie about notorious Nazi propaganda film

Berlinale crowd boos movie about notorious Nazi propaganda film

A big-budget German movie about the Nazis' most successful propaganda picture and the pact with the devil sealed by its lead actor premiered to boos Thursday at the Berlin Film Festival.

Car falls from bridge onto train tracks in deadly accident

Car falls from bridge onto train tracks in deadly accident

A spectacular auto accident in Wiesbaden on Thursday night has led to the death of an 82-year-old woman, police in the German state of Hesse reported.