20 Trier diocese priests accused of sex abuse

20 Trier diocese priests accused of sex abuse

Trier's Roman Catholic diocese said Monday that 20 of its current and former priests had been accused "in recent weeks" of sexual abuse as part of an ever widening scandal embroiling the Church in Germany.

Merkel: ‘rules changed’ for Turkish EU bid

Merkel: ‘rules changed’ for Turkish EU bid

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Turkey Monday that its membership talks with the European Union did not guarantee accession and urged it to grant trade privileges to EU-member Cyprus.

Duisburg braces for trial amid biker war

Duisburg braces for trial amid biker war

The Hells Angels and Bandidos biker gangs are at war in Germany. Michael Remmert reports on how Duisburg is bracing for what’s being billed as the most dangerous trial of the year.

Couple evicted for having loud sex

Couple evicted for having loud sex

A couple in Zwickau in the German state of Saxony has reportedly been evicted from their apartment for being too loud while having sex.

Siemens plans UK plant for wind turbines

Siemens plans UK plant for wind turbines

German industrial giant Siemens said Monday it planned to build plant for offshore wind turbines in Britain, investing some 80 million pounds (€89 million) and creating more than 700 jobs.

‘Holocaust cabaret’ about Demjanjuk case plays Heidelberg

‘Holocaust cabaret’ about Demjanjuk case plays Heidelberg

A Canadian-Jewish playwright is bringing his version of former Sobibor death camp guard John Demjanjuk’s story to the stage, even as a war crimes trial against the 89-year-old contiunes in Munich.

Merkel arrives in Turkey for tense talks

Merkel arrives in Turkey for tense talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Turkey on Monday for a two-day visit, overshadowed by barb-trading over Turkey's troubled EU membership bid and the Turkish immigrant community in Germany.

Germans opt for smaller chocolate eggs and bunnies this Easter

Germans opt for smaller chocolate eggs and bunnies this Easter

Opting for quality over quantity, a candy industry expert said on Monday that Germans have taken to eating smaller chocolate eggs and bunnies this Easter.

University students to live like ancient Roman gladiators

University students to live like ancient Roman gladiators

Twenty students from the University of Regensburg plan to live and train in the style of Roman gladiators from 79 AD and stage a battle for scientific research this summer, the project's Bavarian organisers said on Monday.

Swarms switch health insurers to avoid fees

Swarms switch health insurers to avoid fees

Hundreds of thousands of Germans are switching statutory health insurers to avoid additional fees being used to plug budgetary gaps, a media report said on Monday.

Thousands protest neo-Nazi demonstration in Duisburg

Thousands protest neo-Nazi demonstration in Duisburg

More than 4,500 people gathered at a mosque in the North Rhine-Westphalia city of Duisburg on Sunday to protest marches by neo-Nazis and anti-Muslims.

Rebellious Kuranyi could return to national team

Rebellious Kuranyi could return to national team

Schalke manager Felix Magath revealed Sunday that Germany boss Joachim Löw is back in contact with rebel striker Kevin Kuranyi, sparking speculation the hot-shot forward could earn a World Cup reprieve.