Silver coins testify to ancient global trade reaching northern Germany

Silver coins testify to ancient global trade reaching northern Germany

Archaeologists have unearthed silver artefacts in a northern German field which show that global trade was reaching even the North Sea coast more than 1,200 years ago.

Discussion over Ballack’s place in national team intensifies

Discussion over Ballack’s place in national team intensifies

Speculation over the future of injured national football team captain Michael Ballack intensified over the weekend after the side managed to win its first match in the Euro 2012 qualification campaign without him.

Neo-Nazi rally provokes outcry in Dortmund

Neo-Nazi rally provokes outcry in Dortmund

At least 160 people were arrested or held by police in Dortmund on Saturday as up to 15,000 people tried to block a neo-Nazi rally in the city to mark the anniversary of the start of the Second World War.

Public support for Sarrazin puts politicians in spin

Public support for Sarrazin puts politicians in spin

Nearly a fifth of Germans would vote for a political protest party headed by Thilo Sarrazin, a poll revealed on Sunday, as mainstream politicians argue about how best to react to his statements on Muslims, immigration and Jews.

Merkel calls nuclear energy summit to decide course of action

Merkel calls nuclear energy summit to decide course of action

Battered from all sides by environmentalists, lobbyists and bickering ministers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was set to host a nuclear energy summit on Sunday - an issue set to dominate politics in the coming months.

Hamburg street festival ends in rioting – again

Hamburg street festival ends in rioting – again

Yet another street festival in central Hamburg ended in fighting between hundreds of rioters and more than 2,300 police on Saturday evening.