Wulff suggests Duisburg mayor should resign

Wulff suggests Duisburg mayor should resign

German President Christian Wulff has lent his weight to the growing calls for Duisburg mayor Adolf Sauerland to resign over after last weekned's Love Parade tragedy, which cost the lives of 21 people.

Harz canal system honoured by UNESCO

Harz canal system honoured by UNESCO

A medieval water management system in the picturesque Harz region in eastern Germany was made a UNESCO cultural heritage site on Sunday.

FDP calls for more referendums

FDP calls for more referendums

Cornelia Pieper, deputy chairman of the neo-liberal Free Democratic Party, has spoken out in favour of nationwide public initiatives and referendums, including a directly-elected German president.

Man kills himself during fire-fight with police

Man kills himself during fire-fight with police

An autopsy on Sunday showed that a man killed himself during a fire-fight with police in the western German town of Mannheim on Saturday. Questions had been raised about who had fired the lethal shot.

BP to sell German assets

BP to sell German assets

Cash-strapped British oil giant BP is looking to sell its German fuel station unit Aral for at least €2 billion ($2.6 billion), a German magazine reported on Saturday.

Report says pilot error caused Saudi freight crash

Report says pilot error caused Saudi freight crash

A Lufthansa cargo plane that crashed at Riyadh's airport this week did so due to a bad landing by its pilots, the first results of a Saudi probe showed on Saturday.