Court spares pony Rolling Stones tattoo

Court spares pony Rolling Stones tattoo

Tattooing a pony with the famous Rolling Stones tongue logo would break animal protection laws, a Münster court said on Wednesday.

Dortmund football hooligans given chance to work off stadium bans

Dortmund football hooligans given chance to work off stadium bans

German football club Borussia Dortmund (BVB) has started a unique new pilot project to “rehabilitate” young hooligans by offering them the chance to do community service and regain their right to enter the stadium as fans.

Father sparks classroom crucifix row in Bavaria

Father sparks classroom crucifix row in Bavaria

A Regensburg school’s decision to honour a father’s request to remove a crucifix from his child’s classroom has reportedly sparked outrage among Bavarian conservatives.

Taxpayer group slams Merkel’s pricey ads thanking Germans

Taxpayer group slams Merkel’s pricey ads thanking Germans

A group representing German taxpayers on Wednesday attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel over pricey newspaper adverts thanking citizens for overcoming the recession and calling on them to stick by the government.

De Maizière warns of imminent terror attacks

De Maizière warns of imminent terror attacks

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière on Wednesday warned the government had indications Islamists were planning terrorist attacks in Germany later this month.

Toasting the best wurst ever

Toasting the best wurst ever

Two young German entrepreneurs are tackling an issue of national import – how to cook the perfect bratwurst.

Climate experts warn of extremely cold winters

Climate experts warn of extremely cold winters

The coming winters could be particularly cold in Germany and Northern Europe due to the impact of climate change, weather experts warned this week.

Politician demands more police in Muslim areas

Politician demands more police in Muslim areas

Lower Saxony’s Interior Minister Uwe Schünemann on Wednesday said more police were needed in predominately Muslim districts in Germany and Islamists should be banned from using mobile phones and computers to combat terrorism.

Labour Ministry defends raising retirement to 67

Labour Ministry defends raising retirement to 67

Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday defended the controversial decision to increase Germany's retirement age from 65 to 67 staring in 2012, saying the country had no alternative as society continued to age rapidly.

Pinola gives Schweinsteiger apology for spitting at him

Pinola gives Schweinsteiger apology for spitting at him

Argentina midfielder Javier Pinola has apologised to Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger for spitting at him during a Bundesliga match.