Government still divided on education vouchers

Government still divided on education vouchers

Germany's ruling coalition is still undecided on Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen's plan to introduce education vouchers for the children of people on long-term unemployment benefit.

German doctor killed in Afghanistan

German doctor killed in Afghanistan

One British, one German and six American doctors, including three women, were among those found shot dead in Afghanistan's remote north, their charity's manager in Kabul told news agency AFP Saturday.

Sauerland knew of Love Parade planning chaos

Sauerland knew of Love Parade planning chaos

Duisburg mayor Adolf Sauerland had detailed advance information of the planning chaos that led to the deaths of 21 people and more than 500 injured at the Love Parade on July 24, according to a magazine report published Saturday.

Summer to return next week

Summer to return next week

The summer is set to re-emerge across Germany in the coming week, the German weather service reported Saturday, following a week of grey skies and patchy rain.

CDU minister calls for easier immigration

CDU minister calls for easier immigration

A state interior minister belonging to Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union has defied the chancellor and called on the government to ease immigration restrictions for skilled workers.

Germany closes embassy in smoke-filled Moscow

Germany closes embassy in smoke-filled Moscow

Germany has closed its embassy in Moscow until further notice because of noxious smog from spreading wildfires choking the Russian capital, a foreign ministry spokesman said Friday.