Thousands protest neo-Nazis on May Day

Thousands protest neo-Nazis on May Day

More than ten thousand demonstrators demonstrated against neo-Nazi marches on Saturday across Germany. Around 200 extreme right wingers were detained.

Drunk driver plows into crowd, injures 14

Drunk driver plows into crowd, injures 14

A drunken motorist collided with a festive crowd in a small town in Germany on Saturday, hurting 14 pedestrians, including one who was critically injured.

Merkel and Sarkozy agree to act quickly on Greece rescue

Merkel and Sarkozy agree to act quickly on Greece rescue

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed during a telephone conversation on Saturday on the need to act quickly to unlock a rescue package for Greece, the French presidency said.

Germany reportedly slashing climate projects

Germany reportedly slashing climate projects

Germany's Finance Ministry has slashed the budget for several climate protection projects, reports Der Spiegel. The Ministry says the recession forced the cuts to be made.

MEP Koch-Mehrin calls for Europe-wide burka ban

MEP Koch-Mehrin calls for Europe-wide burka ban

After Belgium's parliament voted to ban Islamic full-face veils, the German vice-president of the European Parliament has called for a ban of the burka throughout Europe.

Controversial art project provides audio track for Berlin riots

Controversial art project provides audio track for Berlin riots

A group of artists is offering a controversial take on Berlin’s traditional May Day riots this year, providing live audio for what they consider a mass political performance. But are they simply glorifying the violence?

Google and government bury hatchet over ‘Street View’

Google and government bury hatchet over ‘Street View’

Google "has agreed to start its new 'Street View' service only when all the objections raised by citizens have been fully taken into account," said Consumer Protection Minister Ilse Aigner in a statement after talks.

Hamburg sees first May Day clashes

Hamburg sees first May Day clashes

In the night before May Day, clashes between police and leftist demonstrators in Hamburg left 14 people injured. In Berlin, however, the feared violence did not materialize.