Drunk football fan beats police officer with vuvuzela

Drunk football fan beats police officer with vuvuzela

A drunken German football fan severely beat a police officer with a vuvuzela horn after the national team’s victory over Ghana on Wednesday night, the authorities in North Rhine-Westphalia said on Thursday.

Germany hopes Schweinsteiger will be fit for England clash

Germany hopes Schweinsteiger will be fit for England clash

Germany's Bastian Schweinsteiger and Jerome Boateng face a race to be fit for Sunday's World Cup Round of 16 clash with old rivals England.

BMW and Daimler ramp up amid surging demand

BMW and Daimler ramp up amid surging demand

A surge in demand for luxury cars has BMW and rival Daimler scrambling on Thursday to ramp up production in Germany and the United States, the groups said.

Summer decides to show up after all

Summer decides to show up after all

Football fans itching to watch some World Cup action outside have a reason to cheer: glorious summer weather is finally expected to arrive in Germany this weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Thursday.

Terrified lover calls police from wardrobe

Terrified lover calls police from wardrobe

Police have rescued an Aachen man from a wardrobe after he fled there to escape his girlfriend’s angry ex-partner and then used his mobile phone to call for help, the authorities announced Thursday.

What’s on in Germany: June 24 – 30

What’s on in Germany: June 24 – 30

This Week's Highlights: An arts festival in Berlin-Neukölln, classical music outdoors in Düsseldorf and Harleys in Hamburg.

Yemen question German after suicide attack on UK ambassador

Yemen question German after suicide attack on UK ambassador

Yemeni authorities are questioning a German, an Iraqi and two Yemenis in connection with a failed suicide attack on the British ambassador in Sanaa, the ministry of defence website said on Thursday.

Standardised tests reveal huge learning gaps

Standardised tests reveal huge learning gaps

Southern German students have come out on top of the country’s first nationwide standardised language tests, according to results presented this week by state education ministers.

Merkel hits back at Obama fiscal criticism

Merkel hits back at Obama fiscal criticism

Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed Wednesday night to stick to the government‘s tough savings programme and hit back at criticism from Washington that austerity by Europe’s biggest economy could put world growth at risk.

Toyota test driver killed in head-on crash

Toyota test driver killed in head-on crash

The chief test driver for Japanese auto giant Toyota was killed in a head-on road crash in the Rhineland while driving a supercar prototype, the carmaker said Thursday.

Children’s stone attack on Jews sparks outrage

Children’s stone attack on Jews sparks outrage

Germany’s Jewish community has reacted with shock to a stone-throwing attack by Muslim children as young as 10 on a Jewish dance troupe performing at a Hannover festival, media reported Thursday.