Credit Suisse clients and staff face tax probe

Credit Suisse clients and staff face tax probe

German prosecutors said Friday they were investigating around 1,100 customers and staff of Swiss bank Credit Suisse's local operations on suspicion of hiding money from German tax authorities.

Germany adopts budget with record debt

Germany adopts budget with record debt

Germany's parliament Friday approved a budget for 2010 with a record level of new borrowing, as Europe's top economy seeks to bounce back from the most severe recession since World War II.

Leftist accuses official of blocking citizenship

Leftist accuses official of blocking citizenship

Weeks after a member of the socialist Left party accused Lower Saxony's Interior Ministry of blocking her citizenship application for her political leanings, Jannine Menger-Hamilton told The Local on Friday she would now receive a German passport.

Hannover 96 offers football fans birthing room for born supporters

Hannover 96 offers football fans birthing room for born supporters

Football fans often claim to be born supporters, but the Bundesliga club Hannover 96 has taken this to the next level with a special delivery room for births not far from the stadium.

Meet Germany’s spring zoo babies

Meet Germany’s spring zoo babies

Spring is in the air, which means cuddly animal newborns are cropping up at zoos across Germany. Take a moment to meet the adorable new additions!

Schäuble: Berlin flattered by French criticism

Schäuble: Berlin flattered by French criticism

Finance Minster Wolfgang Schäuble said on Friday that Germany considers foreign criticism of its large trade surplus, most recently from France, a compliment.

Greece’s Papandreou says WWII reparations issue still open

Greece’s Papandreou says WWII reparations issue still open

Greek Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou said the issue of German reparations for World War II was still “open,” potentially putting Athens on a collision course with Berlin as it contends with a crippling debt crisis.

Mob of marauding minks snacking on woodland creatures

Mob of marauding minks snacking on woodland creatures

Thousands of minks are marauding through the Brandenburg countryside, killing chickens and woodland creatures after suspected animal activists released thousands from a fur farm.

Ex-military officials raise pressure on Guttenberg

Ex-military officials raise pressure on Guttenberg

Pressure on Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is rising after two former military officials contradicted him at parliamentary inquiry, saying they did not fail to provide him with adequate information on a controversial air strike in Afghanistan.

Bayern Munich preps for intense schedule ahead

Bayern Munich preps for intense schedule ahead

Bayern Munich begin what one coach called “three weeks of truth” on Saturday against Eintracht Frankfurt with the Bundesliga leaders still bidding for three trophies with a raft of games ahead.