Thousands gather to protest nuclear power plant extension

Thousands gather to protest nuclear power plant extension

Thousands of people gathered in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein on Saturday afternoon in one of the biggest anti-nuclear demonstration in the last few years.

Politicians honour fallen Bundeswehr soldiers

Politicians honour fallen Bundeswehr soldiers

Top government representatives including Chancellor Angela Merkel, Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle attended a memorial service for four German soldiers killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.

NRW coalition shaky as parties turn on each other ahead of poll

NRW coalition shaky as parties turn on each other ahead of poll

Two weeks before the crucial state election in North Rhine-Westphalia, the future of the conservative-liberal coalition looks shaky according to a poll released on Saturday.

Conservatives suggest Greece leave Euro currency union

Conservatives suggest Greece leave Euro currency union

Bavaria's conservative party, the Christian Social Union (CSU), has suggested the Greek government consider leaving the Euro currency union in the light of the country’s enormous financial difficulties.

Muslim minister-designate calls for state school crucifix ban

Muslim minister-designate calls for state school crucifix ban

The designated social minister in Lower Saxony – Germany’s first woman Muslim state minister – has called for crucifixes to be removed from state schools, saying they have as little place there as headscarves.

Pre-war drama ‘Das weiße Band’ sweeps German Film Prize awards

Pre-war drama ‘Das weiße Band’ sweeps German Film Prize awards

The film "Das weiße Band" was the big winner at Friday night’s German Film Prize awards, taking 10 of the statues including those for best film, best director and best script.