Bayern coach says he has ‘cissies’ on team

Bayern coach says he has ‘cissies’ on team

Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal has called some of his side 'cissies' as the German giants bid to win a treble of Champions League, Bundesliga and German Cup titles.

Injured soldiers and Merkel among those stranded by volcano ash

Injured soldiers and Merkel among those stranded by volcano ash

The chaos caused by the closure of all of German and most other European airspace to planes has delayed the return of five German soldiers injured this week in Afghanistan.

Class size not important in education say researchers

Class size not important in education say researchers

Smaller school classes, long the holy grail of politicians, parents and educationalists aiming to improve performance, do not actually have any affect on children’s achievements, according to a new study.

Potholes could be filled with federal cash as Greens mull city car toll

Potholes could be filled with federal cash as Greens mull city car toll

Municipal councils across Germany struggling to pay for repairs to their roads have been told they could apply for federal funding to fill in the potholes by defining the work as noise reduction measures.

Bishop Mixa admits cuffing kids as wine and art bills come to light

Bishop Mixa admits cuffing kids as wine and art bills come to light

A bishop accused of not treating claims that he beat children in his care seriously, has admitted to giving what he called clips round the ear – and has now been accused of misusing orphanage funds on wine, art and jewellery.