Blinded Stuttgart protestor threw objects at police, video reveals

Blinded Stuttgart protestor threw objects at police, video reveals

A new video shows a pensioner blinded by a police water cannon in last week’s violent protests in Stuttgart was throwing objects at officers, raising questions about whether they were provoked or guilty of excessive force.

Bundeswehr soldier killed in Afghanistan

Bundeswehr soldier killed in Afghanistan

A German soldier has been killed and six others wounded in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan, Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg announced on Thursday.

Two Germans die in Hanoi fireworks blast

Two Germans die in Hanoi fireworks blast

Two Germans were among four people killed when fireworks being prepared for Hanoi's millennium celebrations exploded, the Foreign Ministry in Berlin said on Thursday.

Fear of an Islamic Fatherland

Fear of an Islamic Fatherland

The current debate about Islam’s place in German society is often skewed by a perverse interpretation of the religion that most average Muslim citizens do not recognize, writes Thomas Seibert from Der Tagesspiegel.

Helmut Kohl a favourite for Nobel Peace Prize

Helmut Kohl a favourite for Nobel Peace Prize

Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl was named by Norwegian media on Thursday as a favourite to win the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in Germany’s reunification and the creation of the European Union.

Munich woman vanishes after Oktoberfest

Munich woman vanishes after Oktoberfest

A 24-year-old Munich woman told friends she planned to take a taxi home after visiting Oktoberfest last Friday, but she never made it home. Sabine P. has vanished without a trace, police in the Bavarian capital said this week.

Siemens to supply new Eurostar trains

Siemens to supply new Eurostar trains

German firm Siemens has scored a victory over a French rival with European railway operator Eurostar announcing Thursday it had ordered 10 high-speed Siemens trains.

Brüderle backs big pay rises as economy booms

Brüderle backs big pay rises as economy booms

Workers hungry to share in the spoils of Germany's booming economy through higher wages have been given encouragement from a surprising place: the country's pro-business Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle.

What’s on in Germany: October 7 – 13

What’s on in Germany: October 7 – 13

This Week's Highlights: Urban art in Berlin, books take centre stage in Frankfurt, and a Marc Chagall exhibition opens in Hamburg.

Merkel no longer world’s most powerful woman

Merkel no longer world’s most powerful woman

Chancellor Angela Merkel has been stripped of her status as the world’s most powerful woman, with the new Forbes list putting US first lady Michelle Obama at the summit of female influence.

SPD, Greens demand equality for Islam

SPD, Greens demand equality for Islam

Leading members of the opposition Social Democrats and Greens called on Thursday for Islam to be recognised by the state as a religious community, similar to Christianity and Judaism.

Secret Bundesbank bunker opens to public

Secret Bundesbank bunker opens to public

It was a state secret throughout the Cold War, a Mosel-region bunker full of a substitute currency in case of an emergency. But this month the vault door will open, giving visitors a taste just how much fear infused that era.