Merkel: Greek bailout must be ‘accelerated’

Merkel: Greek bailout must be ‘accelerated’

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that talks between Greece, the International Monetary Fund and the European Union on a bailout package for Athens must be sped up.

Laura Bush suspected poisoning at G8 summit

Laura Bush suspected poisoning at G8 summit

Former US President George Bush may have been the victim of a poison attack during G-8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany in 2007, according to ex-First Lady Laura Bush's new autobiography.

Emissions trading tax evasion sparks huge raid

Emissions trading tax evasion sparks huge raid

Police staged hundreds of raids on businesses across Germany on Wednesday – including the Deutsche Bank headquarters – on suspicion of tax evasion worth up to €180 million connected to emissions trading.

Teen sentenced to 8 1/2 years in custody for Kassandra attack

Teen sentenced to 8 1/2 years in custody for Kassandra attack

A Wuppertal court on Tuesday sentenced a 15-year-old boy to eight-and-a-half years in a juvenile detention centre for attempted murder for beating a nine-year-old girl and leaving her to die in a drainage pipe.

Ribery banned from Champions League final

Ribery banned from Champions League final

Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery will miss next month's Champions League final after UEFA banned him for three matches for a serious foul in the semis.

Ifo’s Sinn: Greece will never pay Germany back

Ifo’s Sinn: Greece will never pay Germany back

Debt-stricken Greece is unlikely ever to be in a position to pay back loans from Germany currently under consideration to help end its crisis, Hans-Werner

Germans like their jobs, bosses

Germans like their jobs, bosses

The majority of Germans enjoy going to work each day, and even like their bosses, but one-third feel they are underpaid, a new poll revealed on Wednesday.

Cracking the corporate glass ceiling

Cracking the corporate glass ceiling

Chancellor Angela Merkel might frequently be ranked the world's most powerful woman, but as Kyle James reports, gender inequality in the workplace remains a stubborn problem in Germany.

Struggling students to get guidance counsellors

Struggling students to get guidance counsellors

Germany plans to put thousands of “educational pilots” in schools across the country to target potential drop-outs and help them find finish school and find jobs, Education Minister Annette Schavan said on Wednesday.

Swiss mull lawsuit against Germany over bank data

Swiss mull lawsuit against Germany over bank data

Switzerland is still considering whether to take Germany to court over the purchase of stolen bank data the country is using to root out tax dodgers, Swiss President Doris Leuthard said on Wednesday.

Bundeswehr trauma cases spike

Bundeswehr trauma cases spike

The number of Bundeswehr soldiers returning from duty in Afghanistan with serious psychological problems has tripled in the last three years, and is expected to continue increasing, the German military’s head psychiatrist said on Wednesday.

Olic hat trick takes Bayern to Champion’s League final

Olic hat trick takes Bayern to Champion’s League final

Croatia international striker Ivica Olic netted a spectacular three goals against Lyon on Tuesday night to take his team Bayern Munich to the Champions league final.