Armed robbers stick up Berlin poker tournament

Armed robbers stick up Berlin poker tournament

Armed robbers on Saturday struck at Germany's largest poker tournament, stealing hundreds of thousands of euros in prize money and injuring gamblers, police said.

Abuse scandal hits elite progressive school

Abuse scandal hits elite progressive school

Pupils at a progressive private boarding school in Hesse were regularly sexually abused, the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper reported Saturday. The news follows a series of revelations about Catholic schools in Germany.

Health Ministry plans drug market reform

Health Ministry plans drug market reform

Philipp Rösler's Health Ministry is planning a radical restructuring of the billion-euro German pharmaceutical market, aimed at lowering the cost of new drugs.

German tabloid tells Greeks to get up earlier

German tabloid tells Greeks to get up earlier

Tabloid Bild newspaper has written an open letter to Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou, telling him he was visiting a country where, unlike his own, people "get up early and work." Merkel condemned "negative emotions" as "unhelpful."

Germany brokers deal on A400M transport

Germany brokers deal on A400M transport

After an arduous negotiation process in Berlin, Germany and six other European nations finally struck a deal with EADS late on Friday for completing the development of the Airbus A400M military transport plane.

Egypt’s Mubarak undergoes surgery after visiting Merkel

Egypt’s Mubarak undergoes surgery after visiting Merkel

Prime Minister Ahmed Nazif temporarily took over the reins of the Egyptian government as President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday underwent surgery in Germany to remove his gall bladder, news agency MENA said.

New snowfall causes series of road accidents

New snowfall causes series of road accidents

Dogged winter weather caused a slew of road accidents across Germany overnight and clogged several motorways with traffic jams.