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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.