Franco-German eurozone reform raises hackles

Franco-German eurozone reform raises hackles

A Franco-German drive to undertake a risky rewrite of the European Union's hard-fought Lisbon Treaty to tighten budgetary discipline among eurozone countries sparked fresh criticism from other EU member states on Monday.

‘The street isn’t the nicest place but it’s better than home’

‘The street isn’t the nicest place but it’s better than home’

What’s it like living as a homeless youth in Germany? Melanie Sevcenko spoke with Maria Speth about her new documentary “9 Leben,” which lets street kids tell their own tales.

Auto industry worried about rare earth minerals dispute with China

Auto industry worried about rare earth minerals dispute with China

German industrialists are concerned over supplies of rare earth minerals needed for a wide variety of products after companies said access to the raw materials was restricted by China.

Former Bild reporter fined for sex tape coercion

Former Bild reporter fined for sex tape coercion

A Munich court has fined a former reporter for sensationalist daily Bild on Monday for crossing the legal boundaries of journalism by using a sex tape to coerce actor Ottfried Fischer into giving an exclusive interview.

Böhmer wants new integration ministry

Böhmer wants new integration ministry

Germany’s integration commissioner, Maria Böhmer, has called on the government to set up a dedicated ministry to tackle the hot-button issue.

Lone wolf stokes fears in Bavaria

Lone wolf stokes fears in Bavaria

Bavarian farmers and authorities are debating what to do about a “problem wolf” that has already killed 21 sheep and is allegedly roaming ever-closer to populated areas.

Berlin S-Bahn train crashes into truck

Berlin S-Bahn train crashes into truck

An S-Bahn commuter train collided with a truck at a level crossing outside of Berlin on Monday morning, leaving at least three people injured, according to the authorities.

Blinding laser attacks on airline pilots surge

Blinding laser attacks on airline pilots surge

Dangerous blinding attacks with high-powered lasers on aeroplane and helicopter pilots in Germany have risen dramatically in recent months, according government figures released Monday.

Rail strikes expected to cause commuter delays

Rail strikes expected to cause commuter delays

Train travellers face delays this week with regional rail workers threatening to strike from Tuesday over stalled wage negotiations.

Mainz tops Bundesliga table as Cologne sacks coach Soldo

Mainz tops Bundesliga table as Cologne sacks coach Soldo

Mainz went top of the Bundesliga on Sunday as a second-half goal from Andreas Ivanchitz gave the German minnows a 1-0 win over Leverkusen, while Dortmund needed a dramatic late goal to draw with Hoffenheim.

Smokers to pay for industry tax breaks

Smokers to pay for industry tax breaks

Smokers will cough up more money under a government plan to hike the tax on cigarettes to pay for an extension on tax breaks for heavy industry, Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble announced Sunday night.