Socialist class warriors divided over leaders’ posh hotel rooms

Socialist class warriors divided over leaders’ posh hotel rooms

Members of the German socialist party The Left (Die Linke) have been complaining that two of their most prominent leaders stayed in four-star hotels during a trip to France while the rest of the delegation made do in two-star accommodation.

Thousands stranded as Spanish air traffic controllers strike

Thousands stranded as Spanish air traffic controllers strike

Thousands of travellers were stranded at airports across Germany and the rest of Europe at the weekend after Spanish air traffic controllers went on a surprise wildcat strike.

Warmer temperatures and rain expected to produce black ice

Warmer temperatures and rain expected to produce black ice

Drivers are being warned of black ice on the roads over the weekend as temperatures rise, leading to rain which will freeze on contact with the cold ground, producing treacherous conditions.

Anti-nuclear demonstrations planned for Monday in 50 cities

Anti-nuclear demonstrations planned for Monday in 50 cities

Anti-nuclear campaigners are organising demonstrations and rallies in 50 cities across Germany on Monday, to show opposition to the transports of radioactive waste due to travel through the country in the middle of December.

Beckenbauer suggests playing Qatar World Cup in January

Beckenbauer suggests playing Qatar World Cup in January

German football legend Franz Beckenbauer has suggested that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar be held in January to avoid the searing summer heat in the Persian Gulf country.

Westerwelle makes surprise visit to Iraq

Westerwelle makes surprise visit to Iraq

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle made a surprise visit to Baghdad Saturday and held talks with Iraqi leaders to promote trade and voice concern over attacks against minority Christians.

Munich Church hid abuse allegations for decades

Munich Church hid abuse allegations for decades

A report on abuse by clergy in Pope Benedict’s former Archbishopric of Munich shows that at least 159 priests were suspected of sexual or physical abuse while the actual number is thought to be considerably higher.

Spider smuggler caught in US sting operation

Spider smuggler caught in US sting operation

US authorities have arrested a German man for smuggling hundreds of tarantulas and other spiders into the country, after mounting a sting operation to catch him.