Dike breaks in eastern Germany

Dike breaks in eastern Germany

The eastern state of Brandenburg remained on high flood alert on Sunday as a dike broke near the small town of Schwedt. The environmental authority said anti-flood defences were under intense pressure.

Summer delayed again with more gloomy weather ahead

Summer delayed again with more gloomy weather ahead

The German Weather Service (DWD) is forecasting another week of gloomy weather for the country as storm warnings were issued for parts of southern Germany.

Bankers condemn ECB purchase of Greek bonds

Bankers condemn ECB purchase of Greek bonds

Germany's national bank, the Deutsche Bundesbank, has shown signs of irritation that the European Central Bank (ECB) has chosen to buy the state bonds of highly indebted eurozone countries.

Minister: Google faces 50,000 lawsuits

Minister: Google faces 50,000 lawsuits

German consumer protection minister Ilse Aigner says that internet giant Google could face "more than 50,000" lawsuits in Germany because of its controversial virtual photo service Street View.

Germany celebrates Lena’s victory

Germany celebrates Lena’s victory

Germany woke up slightly dazed following its first victory in the Eurovision song contest since 1982. As the media celebrated, crowds gathered in the streets of Hamburg and Lena Meyer-Landrut's hometown of Hannover.

Löw faces ‘brutal’ choices

Löw faces ‘brutal’ choices

Germany coach Joachim Löw admits he faces some 'brutal' decisions in the next few days as he looks to cut two players for his World Cup squad in the wake of his side's 3-0 friendly win over Hungary.

Klitschko knocks out Sosnowski

Klitschko knocks out Sosnowski

World WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko picked up the 40th win and 38th knock-out of his career with a tenth-round victory over challenger Albert Sosnowski in Gelsenkirchen on Saturday.

Lena wins Eurovision

Lena wins Eurovision

Germany won this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo on Saturday with the punchy pop number "Satellite" sung by Lena, a 19-year-old from Hannover.