Fifteen dead in Love Parade stampede

Fifteen dead in Love Parade stampede

At least 15 people were crushed to death on Saturday when mass panic triggered a stampede inside a tunnel at the Love Parade techno music festival in the German city of Duisburg, police said.

Dead boy found in Spain confirmed missing German five-year-old

Dead boy found in Spain confirmed missing German five-year-old

The dead child found near a lake in a mountainous area of Spain has been identified as a missing five-year-old German boy, a government official confirmed in Berlin on Saturday.

Conservatives resume infighting over military service

Conservatives resume infighting over military service

After a short pause to digest the departure last week of Hamburg’s mayor Ole von Buest, the fighting within the two conservative parties has gathered pace again, with a concerted attack on Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.

Unmarried fathers to get automatic joint custody over children

Unmarried fathers to get automatic joint custody over children

Fathers who are not married to the mothers of their children could soon automatically have equal rights over their children, with Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger preparing to change the law in their favour.

Exiled Iranian dissidents find refuge in Germany after revolt

Exiled Iranian dissidents find refuge in Germany after revolt

The first of 50 exiled Iranian dissidents have arrived to live in Germany after applying for asylum following the failure of the ‘green revolt’ and the accompanying crackdown last year.

‘Flat rate sex’ brothel owners jailed for fraud

‘Flat rate sex’ brothel owners jailed for fraud

A judge has jailed a group of men and women who ran a chain of brothels where more than 200 Romanian women provided ‘flat rate’ sex to customers in circumstances which prosecutors had described as gang-run forced labour.

All but one German banks pass stress test

All but one German banks pass stress test

All but one of 14 German banks put under a European Union stress test passed, an official statement said on Friday, with Hypo Real Estate, a property and municipal funding specialist owned by the state, the only one to fail.