Euro at stake in Ireland bailout, Schäuble says

Euro at stake in Ireland bailout, Schäuble says

Germany's finance minister said on Tuesday the fate of the shared European currency was on the line in the proposed bailout of debt-stricken Ireland.

Terrorism suspects arrested in Germany

Terrorism suspects arrested in Germany

Terrorism suspects were arrested in Germany on Tuesday as part of a Europe-wide swoop that netted a total of 10 alleged Islamic extremists in three countries.

Rügen loses huge chunk of national park coastline in slide

Rügen loses huge chunk of national park coastline in slide

The northern German island of Rügen has lost another 10,000 cubic metres of its famous chalk cliff coastline to the Baltic Sea following heavy rains, the national park service said Tuesday.

Rhineland taxpayers foot bill for prosecutors’ karate lessons

Rhineland taxpayers foot bill for prosecutors’ karate lessons

State prosecutors in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia have been given karate lessons at taxpayers’ expense, prompting outrage from the state’s opposition.

Westerwelle ‘very worried’ by North Korean attack

Westerwelle ‘very worried’ by North Korean attack

Germany's foreign minister said Tuesday he was "very worried" about the firing of artillery shells by North Korea onto a South Korean island, saying it threatened peace in the region.

German growth still solid and expanding

German growth still solid and expanding

Germany’s economic rebound is broadening, Economy Minister Rainer Brüderle said on Tuesday, as he announced that growth had slowed but was still solid.

The Greening of Berlin

The Greening of Berlin

The popular Green party aims to take over Berlin's government in 2011. But Roger Boyes, Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times, warns they must find ways to implement the necessary “eco-dictatorship” on a tight budget in the debt-ridden capital.

Suspect keeps silence over teen murders

Suspect keeps silence over teen murders

Police confirmed on Tuesday afternoon they were holding a local man suspected of murdering two teenagers in Lower Saxony but said the 26-year-old was refusing to answer charges put to him.

Holocaust-denying bishop turns to lawyer with neo-Nazi links

Holocaust-denying bishop turns to lawyer with neo-Nazi links

A British bishop appealing his conviction in Germany for Holocaust denial will be represented by a lawyer with reported links to banned neo-Nazi groups, the court said this week.

Snowstorm buries Harz Mountains

Snowstorm buries Harz Mountains

Heavy snow has brought winter to northern Germany, with 50 centimetres dumped in the last two days on the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz mountain range, the German Weather Service said Tuesday.

Police call for military help in terror alert

Police call for military help in terror alert

The latest terror alert in Germany has sparked a debate over the country’s security structure, with law enforcement calling for help from the military to protect citizens, media reports said Tuesday.

Military conscription to be suspended in July

Military conscription to be suspended in July

Germany's defence minister said late on Monday that the government aimed to suspend military conscription from July 1 next year, calling it "responsible and right."