Archbishop Zollitsch says Catholic Church ‘failed’ in abuse scandal

Archbishop Zollitsch says Catholic Church ‘failed’ in abuse scandal

Robert Zollitsch, Germany's most senior Roman Catholic bishop, said on Monday the Church had "failed" in its response to victims of sexual abuse by its priests.

Metal workers to strike

Metal workers to strike

German metalworkers will stage limited strikes this week to agitate for sharp wage hikes after a stalemate in negotiations with employers, the IG Metall trade union said Monday.

De Maizière calls for more tolerance towards immigrants

De Maizière calls for more tolerance towards immigrants

Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière on Monday said German society needed to be more tolerant and accepting of immigrants. Meanwhile SPD boss Sigmar Gabriel suggested getting tough with foreigners unwilling to integrate.

One dead, three injured in house explosion

One dead, three injured in house explosion

An explosion in a family home in Bergneustadt reduced the structure to rubble, killing one man and seriously injuring another on Monday. Two other men survived the accident with minor injuries.

Summer to make late cameo appearance

Summer to make late cameo appearance

Germany is set for a few fleeting days "Indian summer" this week, as a high pressure system brings balmy and dry weather, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Monday.

Hamburg football derby leaves 26 hurt

Hamburg football derby leaves 26 hurt

Police detained 55 people and placed 13 under arrest on Sunday after a Bundesliga derby in northern Germany turned violent, injuring 26 people, including eight police officers, the authorities said Monday.

Barfing Oktoberfest drunks face taxi cleanup fees

Barfing Oktoberfest drunks face taxi cleanup fees

Revellers who drunkenly vomit in taxis must cough up the cleanup costs, according to an Oktoberfest-related court decision published by a Munich district court on Monday.

Volkswagen patriarch Piech plans succession

Volkswagen patriarch Piech plans succession

Auto magnate Ferdinand Piech, head of German car giant Volkswagen and its luxury brand Porsche, will shift his holdings to foundations to ensure a smooth transition after his death, a press report said Monday.

Politicians call for ‘geotagging’ laws ahead of data summit

Politicians call for ‘geotagging’ laws ahead of data summit

German politicians on Monday called for comprehensive data protection regulations ahead of a summit in Berlin on handling hot-button issues such as geotagging and the controversial online mapping service Google Street View.

HRE bonus payments a ‘scandal,’ taxpayers’ group says

HRE bonus payments a ‘scandal,’ taxpayers’ group says

Germany’s taxpayers’ association (BdSt) on Monday attacked generous bonus payments for bankers at the nationalised Hypo Real Estate bank, calling them a “scandal.”

Custody motive probed in Lörrach rampage

Custody motive probed in Lörrach rampage

Police on Monday were investigating a possible child custody dispute as the motive behind a bloody rampage by a woman in the southwestern German town of Lörrach that left four people dead.

Slumping Bremen aim to come back against Hannover

Slumping Bremen aim to come back against Hannover

Werder Bremen coach Thomas Schaaf will demand both a win and a huge improvement from his lacklustre side at Hannover on Tuesday in the Bundesliga after their weekend slump to Mainz.