Teenagers jailed for ’20 cent’ beating death

Teenagers jailed for ’20 cent’ beating death

Two teenagers were sentenced to more than three years in jail on Thursday for beating a man in a Hamburg train station to death after he declined to give them €0.20 in pocket change.

Biden: Berlin ‘dropped the ball’ in Afghanistan

Biden: Berlin ‘dropped the ball’ in Afghanistan

Confidential US documents published by Wikileaks have revealed that Vice President Joe Biden believes Germany has completely failed to train Afghanistan's new police force properly.

Judge removed from bench for sparing speeders

Judge removed from bench for sparing speeders

A judge in North Rhine-Westphalia refusing to prosecute speeders has been removed from the bench on the grounds that he is biased in favour of traffic violators.

Goalie Angerer reveals she is bisexual

Goalie Angerer reveals she is bisexual

While the subject of homosexuality remains taboo in men's football, Germany's veteran goalkeeper Nadine Angerer has revealed she is bisexual as she prepares to win a record third World Cup next year on home soil.

What’s on in Germany: December 2 – 8

What’s on in Germany: December 2 – 8

This week's highlights: A singing Christmas tree in Frankfurt, a record sale in Cologne, a bluegrass jamboree in Munich, and a tattoo convention in Berlin.

President Wulff becomes honorary godfather to neo-Nazi baby

President Wulff becomes honorary godfather to neo-Nazi baby

According to tradition, Germany's president becomes the honorary godfather for each family’s seventh baby. But President Christian Wulff's decision to sponsor the spawn of alleged neo-Nazis has sparked outrage.

Labour Ministry to remove hurdles for some foreign workers

Labour Ministry to remove hurdles for some foreign workers

German Labour Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday she plans to remove job market restrictions for foreign workers in those sectors desperately needing qualified workers, including engineers and doctors.

Germany’s image suffers in EU amid debt crisis

Germany’s image suffers in EU amid debt crisis

Alarm bells are ringing in Berlin as Germany's image suffers across the European Union, where it has increasingly been seen as a bully imposing its views on its partners during the eurozone debt crisis. AFP's Patrick Rahir reports.

Snow wallops Germany

Snow wallops Germany

Germans woke up to heavy blanket of snow and widespread traffic chaos on Thursday, with police reporting the most problems in the states of Saxony and Bavaria.

E-mobility efforts stuck in low gear

E-mobility efforts stuck in low gear

Germany might be known for its high-quality cars, but without billions of euros in investment, the country is likely to lose the international race to develop electric vehicles, according to a government e-mobility initiative.

Germans less tolerant of Islam than neighbours, study finds

Germans less tolerant of Islam than neighbours, study finds

Germans are more critical of Islam and less tolerant of building mosques than their neighbours in France, Denmark, the Netherlands and Portugal, a new survey has found.