Wet weather to continue into the week, first frosts expected

Wet weather to continue into the week, first frosts expected

The rain which soaked much of Germany over the weekend is expected to continue in eastern parts of the country until Tuesday, with chilly temperatures resulting in light ground frost in some areas.

12 killed, more injured in motorway bus crash

12 killed, more injured in motorway bus crash

At least 12 people were killed and many more seriously injured when the bus they were travelling in crashed in Brandenburg on Sunday morning.

Kenya’s Makau wins rainy Berlin marathon after sprint finish

Kenya’s Makau wins rainy Berlin marathon after sprint finish

Kenyan Patrick Makau won the Berlin marathon in the rain on Sunday, finishing two seconds ahead of compatriot Geoffrey Mutai in a sprint finish to secure the 11th fastest marathon time ever.

Westerwelle appeals to small states for UN Security Council seat

Westerwelle appeals to small states for UN Security Council seat

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle addressed the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday, continuing his campaign for Germany to have a seat on the decision-making Security Council.

Parents make plea for missing boy as police follow new clue

Parents make plea for missing boy as police follow new clue

Three weeks after an 11-year-old boy disappeared on his way home police say they have a new lead and have renewed their efforts to find him, while his parents appealed to whoever might have him to come forward.

Merkel under pressure to refresh year-old coalition

Merkel under pressure to refresh year-old coalition

A year into the current government, Angela Merkel’s attempts to give her fractious coalition a fresh start seem destined to fail, stymied by regalvanised opposition to nuclear power and a bitter national row on immigration.