Bayern back in form with win over Schalke

Bayern back in form with win over Schalke

Bayern Munich strengthened their title credentials on Saturday with a crucial 2-1 win over Bundesliga rivals Schalke, opening up a one-point lead with five games remaining.

Second Lufthansa pilots’ strike looms

Second Lufthansa pilots’ strike looms

The odds of a further Lufthansa strike shortened Saturday with the pilots’ union vowing it would not back away from threats to walk off the job in just over a week.

Bishop Mixa can’t remember his accusers

Bishop Mixa can’t remember his accusers

Embattled Catholic Bishop Walter Mixa has said he could not remember the people who claim he beat them in an orphanage, even as more accusers came forward.

‘King’ Kahn puts personal development ahead of football

‘King’ Kahn puts personal development ahead of football

Former German goalkeeper and team captain Oliver Kahn said Saturday he wasn’t ready for a top coaching job in football but was rather concentrating on developing and educating himself.

Press freedom laws planned to protect whistleblowers

Press freedom laws planned to protect whistleblowers

Journalists who publish leaked government information would be able to protect their sources from exposure under planned laws to enshrine stronger press freedom, the German Justice Ministry has announced.

The giant of German politics celebrates 80th

The giant of German politics celebrates 80th

The grand but controversial colossus of recent German politics, former Chancellor Helmut Kohl, celebrated his 80th birthday Saturday with a swipe at his countrymen’s “pettiness” and failure to make the most of their opportunities.

Jews slam Catholic anti-Semitism remarks

Jews slam Catholic anti-Semitism remarks

Comparing criticism of the pope in the child sex scandals engulfing the Catholic Church to anti-Semitism is insulting and impertinent, the Central Council of Jews in Germany said Saturday.

Bundeswehr kills five Afghan allied soldiers

Bundeswehr kills five Afghan allied soldiers

The German military killed five Afghan soldiers late Friday in a “friendly fire” incident when they launched an attack on two cars that failed to stop while approaching the German forces, the army has confirmed.