North Rhine-Westphalia buys info on tax cheats

North Rhine-Westphalia buys info on tax cheats

Germany's most populous state North Rhine-Westphalia has purchased stolen information on 1,500 suspected German tax cheats holding bank accounts in Switzerland, a regional government spokesman said on Saturday.

Cranes return ahead of springtime weather

Cranes return ahead of springtime weather

Thousands of cranes have been spotted returning to Germany for the spring earlier than usual, according to the nature protection association NABU.

British mother gets new inquest on son killed in Germany

British mother gets new inquest on son killed in Germany

A British woman whose son died in Germany in 2003 after becoming involved with a far-right cult, has succeeded in getting authorities to conduct a highly-unusual second inquest into his death.

Telekom accused of not helping police to prevent suicide

Telekom accused of not helping police to prevent suicide

Two workers at Deutsche Telekom are being charged in connection with the suicide of an 18-year-old man who announced he was going to kill himself in an internet forum.

Catholic child abuse scandal widens

Catholic child abuse scandal widens

The child abuse scandal engulfing the Catholic Church in Germany continues to expand, with accusations that claims of abuse were ignored or hidden for years and the first resignations.

Riesch takes second gold after sister crashes out

Riesch takes second gold after sister crashes out

Germany’s Maria Riesch took a second gold medal at the Winter Olympics in Canada on Friday night, winning the slalom to add to her combination gold.

Germans call for bobsleigh course to be closed after crashes

Germans call for bobsleigh course to be closed after crashes

A top German bobsleigh official on Friday slammed the four-man bob event as a farce that should be called off, after six crashes in the opening two heats, following a dozen in training.