Police raid German-based Ford plants in corruption probe

Police raid German-based Ford plants in corruption probe

Some 100 police officers raided sites linked to the US automaker Ford in Germany early Monday in connection with a corruption probe, prosecutors in the western city of Cologne said.

Roller derby warriors skate to glory

Roller derby warriors skate to glory

With the fringe contact sport roller derby gaining popularity in Germany, Melanie Sevcenko heads to the rink to soak up the atmosphere of the country’s first national championship.

German ignorance of economics revealed

German ignorance of economics revealed

Germans know extremely little about economics and three quarters don't even have a full grasp of how percentages work, a new study has found.

Unions call for end to private health insurance

Unions call for end to private health insurance

Germany's trade unions are calling for the abolition of private health insurance and for all workers – including public servants and the self-employed – to be gradually brought into a consolidated public system.

Mother stabs teen son to death in Munich

Mother stabs teen son to death in Munich

A Munich mother stabbed her teenage son to death Sunday night during a family argument, police there said Monday. The young man died in front of his pregnant girlfriend before rescuers arrived.

Amazon.de victim of possible hacker attack

Amazon.de victim of possible hacker attack

Web retailer Amazon went down in Germany for at least half an hour on Sunday evening, prompting speculation that it was the latest victim of a wave of Wikileaks-related hacker attacks.

Police raid Hells Angels bikers allegedly planning rival murder

Police raid Hells Angels bikers allegedly planning rival murder

German police staged raids against the Hells Angels motorcycle gang in three states on Monday morning, searching for evidence of plans to murder a rival group member, prosecutors reported.

Stephanie zu Guttenberg joins husband on Afghanistan visit

Stephanie zu Guttenberg joins husband on Afghanistan visit

Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg’s wife Stephanie has taken the unusual step of joining her husband on a surprise visit to Germany’s troops in Afghanistan, officials announced Monday.

Röttgen calls for 30-percent carbon cuts

Röttgen calls for 30-percent carbon cuts

German Environment Minister Norbert Röttgen has stepped up expectations for climate change action in Europe, calling on neighbours to cut carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2020.

FDP woes likened to East German downfall

FDP woes likened to East German downfall

A senior Free Democrat has likened his party’s current difficulties to the downfall of communist East Germany, adding another self-inflicted wound to the junior partner in Angela Merkel's centre-right coalition.