Summer camp sex abuse investigation widens

Summer camp sex abuse investigation widens

The gang of teenagers who sexually assaulted younger boys at a holiday camp on the island of Ameland was larger than previously thought, with authorities announcing Thursday they were investigating 13 youths over the attacks.

Conservative MP calls for a ‘fat tax’

Conservative MP calls for a ‘fat tax’

Overweight people and others who pursue unhealthy lifestyles should have to pay more into Germany's healthcare system to cover the extra costs they create, a conservative politician said on Thursday.

Rain and storms set to bring hot spell to an end

Rain and storms set to bring hot spell to an end

The hot spell that has dominated Germany's weather over the past two weeks is coming to an end, with Friday set to bring rainstorms that will intensify going into the weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) forecast on Thursday.

France using Ribery as ‘scapegoat,’ Bayern Munich boss says

France using Ribery as ‘scapegoat,’ Bayern Munich boss says

French authorities are hounding Franck Ribery over under-age sex allegations because of France's awful World Cup performance, the chairman of the midfielder's German club Bayern Munich said Thursday.

Tom Cruise ‘rescues’ reporter from being sacked in Munich

Tom Cruise ‘rescues’ reporter from being sacked in Munich

Hollywood actor Tom Cruise gallantly saved a reporter from being sacked on Wednesday night by taking extra time to give interviews at the premiere of his new film “Knight and Day” in Munich.

Heatwave fuels massive algae bloom in Baltic Sea

Heatwave fuels massive algae bloom in Baltic Sea

A blue-green algae bloom the size of Germany has formed in the Baltic Sea, threatening marine life and even posing a danger to humans, authorities warned this week.

German banks in focus as stress test release looms

German banks in focus as stress test release looms

Investors will comb through the results of stress tests on state-owned German banks this week for signs of trouble in the heart of Europe's biggest economy.

Bayreuth Festival to open with new ‘Lohengrin’ production

Bayreuth Festival to open with new ‘Lohengrin’ production

The curtain rises this weekend on Germany's legendary Bayreuth Festival, which is set to open with a brand new production of Richard Wagner's romantic opera "Lohengrin."

Minister blasts Deutsche Bahn over AC debacle

Minister blasts Deutsche Bahn over AC debacle

Federal Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer lent his weight on Thursday to the growing chorus of complaints that spending cuts ahead of rail operator Deutsche Bahn’s share market float were to blame for the recent air-conditioning debacle.

New CD on German tax dodgers surfaces

New CD on German tax dodgers surfaces

Another CD packed with evidence of German tax evasion on money totalling €500 million has been spirited out of a bank in Liechtenstein and is being offered to investigators, media reported Thursday.

Neo-Nazi clothing label case doomed from the start

Neo-Nazi clothing label case doomed from the start

The Thor Steinar clothing label, popular among neo-Nazis, has all but lost its case against left-wing satirical label “Storch Heinar” after a Nuremberg judge warned late Wednesday that much of the complaint was unfounded.

Left party boss probed over travel expenses

Left party boss probed over travel expenses

The Berlin state prosecutor has added to the socialist Left party’s woes with the announcement late Wednesday that it is investigating party chairman Klaus Ernst for fraudulently using his travel allowance.