Germany could refuse aid to Greece

Germany could refuse aid to Greece

Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said in an interview published on Sunday that Germany could refuse Greece’s plea for emergency loans to rescue it from a mountain of debt.

Five stork pairs dazzle bird lovers by nesting in same crane

Five stork pairs dazzle bird lovers by nesting in same crane

Five stork couples have set up home on the same crane in the Swabian town of Kirchheim in what avian experts have called a small sensation.

South Korean pension fund bids for Berlin’s Sony Centre

South Korean pension fund bids for Berlin’s Sony Centre

The South Korean pension fund National Pension Service (NPS) is in line to buy the central Berlin landmark Sony Centre, according to a statement on Sunday.

Karstadt rescue deal likely to sacrifice 4,000 jobs

Karstadt rescue deal likely to sacrifice 4,000 jobs

An investor negotiating to takeover the bankrupt Karstadt department store chain is talking of making 4,000 staff cuts and reducing rental payments at store sites, media reports said on Sunday.

Baby dies after being bitten by family dog

Baby dies after being bitten by family dog

An eight-week-old baby has died after being bitten by the family dog in her parents’ garden on Saturday night.

Colonia Dignidad founder, Nazi and child abuser Schäfer dies in prison

Colonia Dignidad founder, Nazi and child abuser Schäfer dies in prison

Paul Schäfer, a former Nazi corporal, founder of a mysterious German enclave in southern Chile, and convicted child sex abuser, died on Saturday in a prison hospital.

Two Germans kidnapped in Niger Delta released unharmed

Two Germans kidnapped in Niger Delta released unharmed

Two Germans kidnapped in Nigeria nearly a week ago have been freed, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle announced on Saturday.

120,000 take stand against nuclear power

120,000 take stand against nuclear power

Around 120,000 people formed a 120-kilometre human chain on Saturday linking the nuclear power stations Krümmel in Schleswig Holstein and Brünsbuttel in Hamburg, in the country's biggest anti-nuclear demonstration for years.