Germany round off World Cup with win

Germany round off World Cup with win

A header eight minutes from time by Sami Khedira allowed Germany to snatch third place at the World Cup as the three-times champions secured a 3-2 win over Uruguay on Saturday.

Homeopathy targeted in debate on health care spending

Homeopathy targeted in debate on health care spending

As Germany's government looks to fine-tune the country’s costly health care system, some government experts are suggesting that insurers stop covering homeopathy, a form of alternative medicine, according to a report on Saturday.

Swastika art triggers outcry in Poland

Swastika art triggers outcry in Poland

A huge poster of a Nazi swastika behind a 1940s-style naked pin-up model clad only in a Mickey Mouse-mask and stretched across a building has stirred controversy in Poznan, western Poland.

Union boss warns of summer railway strikes

Union boss warns of summer railway strikes

Ahead of wage negotiations in Frankfurt starting Monday, the head of the railworkers’ union cautioned that warning strikes could occur in August, potentially disrupting train travel at the height of the summer holiday season.

Interior ministry criticises planned EU-wide asylum rules

Interior ministry criticises planned EU-wide asylum rules

The European Commission's plans to standardise EU law on asylum-seekers by 2012 have come under fire from the German Interior Ministry. The commission’s recommendations could ease the country’s existing rules on asylum.

Key figure in Hesse school abuse scandal dies

Key figure in Hesse school abuse scandal dies

Gerold Becker, former head of the Odenwaldschule progressive boarding school in Heppenheim and one of the main staff accused of perpetrating sexual abuse there, has died, it was announced Friday.

Germany eye third ahead of Uruguay match

Germany eye third ahead of Uruguay match

Two-time winners Uruguay and three-time champions Germany clash in Port Elizabeth on Saturday in a match that neither side wanted to be contesting - the playoff to decide third place.