Police find woman’s body in boot of crashed car

Police find woman’s body in boot of crashed car

German police investigating a head-on car crash in which two people died found the additional dead body of a woman in the boot of one of the vehicles, a spokesman said on Sunday.

SPD refuses Left invitation to opposition summit

SPD refuses Left invitation to opposition summit

The centre-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) has turned down an invitation from The Left party to convene for an opposition summit, following the opposition's failure to topple Angela Merkel's government in last week's presidential election.

Bavaria votes on total smoking ban

Bavaria votes on total smoking ban

The state of Bavaria is holding a referendum on Sunday to decide whether to impose a complete ban on smoking in all restaurants and bars. It would be the strictest ban in Germany.

Deutsche Bank tipped off over tax raid

Deutsche Bank tipped off over tax raid

Deutsche Bank reportedly received advanced warning of a raid on its offices during an investigation into alleged tax evasion. A number of the bank's employees are currently being scrutinized.

Opt-out scheme for left-wing extremists planned

Opt-out scheme for left-wing extremists planned

The German Interior Ministry is planning to introduce a plan to help activists leave the extremist left-wing scene, mirroring the scheme it has already developed to help neo-Nazis opt out.

German press hails World Cup heroes

German press hails World Cup heroes

Germany's papers could scarcely hide their glee Sunday after their team's 4-0 rout of Argentina sent them into the World Cup semi-finals and got the whole nation dreaming of a fourth World Cup triumph.

Deutsche Bahn plans massive investments

Deutsche Bahn plans massive investments

Germany's state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn plans to make the biggest investment in its history between now and 2014, a company official told the Berliner Zeitung Saturday.