Germany aims to cut solar power subsidies

Germany aims to cut solar power subsidies

The German government wants to slash its support to the solar energy industry to prevent the market from overheating, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) said on Tuesday.

Top Protestant bishop caught driving drunk

Top Protestant bishop caught driving drunk

Bishop Margot Käßmann, the leader of Germany’s Protestant church, has reportedly been caught driving under the influence of alcohol by Hannover police.

Young boy sparks huge search after setting off ‘to find gold’

Young boy sparks huge search after setting off ‘to find gold’

An adventurous nine-year-old boy sparked a large-scale police search operation in Bavaria this week after he decided to set off to find gold in Italy.

Once upon a time in Goslar

Once upon a time in Goslar

The fairytale town of Goslar makes a great base for exploring northern Germany’s Harz region. Campbell Jefferys visits the popular UNESCO World Heritage site in Lower Saxony.

Privacy official calls for review of Google’s ‘monopoly’

Privacy official calls for review of Google’s ‘monopoly’

Germany’s federal data protection commissioner Peter Schaar on Tuesday called for a review of internet search engine company Google’s market dominance.

Bundeswehr hazing scandal widens

Bundeswehr hazing scandal widens

The parliamentary commissioner for the German armed forces confirmed on Tuesday that an army hazing scandal involving young recruits forced to take questionable rites of passage is much more widespread than initally thought.

Harsh winter freezes business confidence

Harsh winter freezes business confidence

Data on Tuesday showed German business confidence unexpectedly sliding for the first time in nearly a year, raising fears that the path to recovery for Europe's top economy will be long and bumpy.

Belarus declares Rammstein an enemy of the state

Belarus declares Rammstein an enemy of the state

Not content to oppress the country’s democratic opposition or rail against Western imperialism, the autocratic regime of Belarus has declared the German industrial rock band Rammstein to be an enemy of the state.

Commerzbank posts €4.54 billion in losses for 2009

Commerzbank posts €4.54 billion in losses for 2009

Germany's second largest bank, Commerzbank, on Tuesday reported sharp losses for the fourth quarter and all of 2009, but still voiced cautious optimism for this year.

Minister accuses church of blocking child sex abuse investigation

Minister accuses church of blocking child sex abuse investigation

German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger on Tuesday accused the Catholic Church of failing to cooperate with officials in the investigation of alleged child sexual abuse at Jesuit schools in the 1970s and 1980s.

German women take gold in cross country relay

German women take gold in cross country relay

Germany claimed the women's cross country team sprint title on Monday with a battling performance as favourites Sweden took the silver while Russia claimed bronze at the Winter Olympics.