Wulff urges Turkey to respect Christians

Wulff urges Turkey to respect Christians

German President Christian Wulff on Tuesday urged Turkey to respect the religious freedoms of Christian minorities and offered a conciliatory message to Turks living in Germany.

Britain to remove troops from Germany by 2020

Britain to remove troops from Germany by 2020

Britain will withdraw all of its 20,000 troops based in Germany, a legacy of the Cold War, within the next 10 years, Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday as part of a major defence review.

Deutsche Bahn hails ‘new age’ of rail travel after Chunnel crossing

Deutsche Bahn hails ‘new age’ of rail travel after Chunnel crossing

The head of German rail firm Deutsche Bahn said Tuesday that transport was on the cusp of a new age, after the first German train sped between France and Britain through the Channel Tunnel.

Cops find huge weapons cache in Berlin flat

Cops find huge weapons cache in Berlin flat

Police in Berlin said on Monday they had found a huge cache of nearly 80 guns and 15,000 rounds of ammunition after searching a flat in the city's Kreuzberg district.

Turkish hackers attack CDU websites

Turkish hackers attack CDU websites

Two regional websites for Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) were hacked on Tuesday by unknown perpetrators claiming to be Turkish following controversial comments by her conservatives on immigration.

Justice Minister slams Guttenberg’s paedophile-hunt TV show

Justice Minister slams Guttenberg’s paedophile-hunt TV show

Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger on Tuesday blasted a new TV show in which Stephanie zu Guttenberg, the wife of the Defence Minister, helps expose alleged child abusers via the internet.

Iran grants consular access to detained Germans

Iran grants consular access to detained Germans

Iran said it granted consular access to two arrested Germans who reportedly interviewed the son of a woman sentenced to death by stoning, as an activist said the son was to appear before judges Tuesday.

School bus crash leaves 40 children injured in Bavaria

School bus crash leaves 40 children injured in Bavaria

About 40 children were injured on Tuesday when their school bus collided with a car in Lenting, Bavaria, police reported.

Immigration about skills, not faith, minister says

Immigration about skills, not faith, minister says

Recognition of foreigners’ professional credentials could be a key to promoting integration, Education Minister Annette Schavan said Tuesday, as she pushed a plan to attract 300,000 skilled migrants.

US lawsuit could delay VW takeover of Porsche

US lawsuit could delay VW takeover of Porsche

US lawsuits brought by pension funds might delay but not prevent Volkswagen's takeover of the luxury German sportscar maker Porsche, VW CEO Martin Winterkorn, said Tuesday.

End to military conscription could overwhelm universities

End to military conscription could overwhelm universities

Germany’s planned end to military conscription and its alternative Zivildienst public service could burden universities with up to 50,000 additional students next year, experts warned on Tuesday.

Jobless rate already seen below key three-million mark

Jobless rate already seen below key three-million mark

Unemployment in Germany has already sunk well below the political and psychological milestone of 3 million people out of work – the first time it has done so in 18 years – a leading economic institute said Tuesday.

Wulff condemns ‘blanket judgement’ of Turks

Wulff condemns ‘blanket judgement’ of Turks

President Christian Wulff on Tuesday attempted to tone down Germany's simmering integration debate, slamming “blanket judgement” of Turkish immigrants at the start of his state visit to Turkey.

Germany, France agree on EU deficit penalties

Germany, France agree on EU deficit penalties

Germany has struck a compromise deal with France to avoid future Greek debt-style crises by toughening the punishment for European Union members who let their deficits spiral, media reported Monday night.