Snow destroys Schalke stadium roof

Snow destroys Schalke stadium roof

The roof of the Arena aufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen, stadium of Bundesliga football club Schalke 04, collapsed under the weight of fresh snow at the weekend, forcing the cancellation of an indoor biathlon event.

SPD calls for 2011 Afghanistan withdrawal

SPD calls for 2011 Afghanistan withdrawal

The leader of the main opposition Social Democratic Party (SPD) Frank-Walter Steinmeier has set conditions for his party's agreement to extending Germany's military operation in Afghanistan.

White Christmas causes nightmare travel conditions

White Christmas causes nightmare travel conditions

Christmas Day saw snow and ice causing mass chaos on roads and railways throughout Germany, with the northern and eastern regions worst affected.

Berlin scrutinizes Khodorkovsky trial

Berlin scrutinizes Khodorkovsky trial

Germany is following the second trial of jailed Russian tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky very closely, and the verdict will be a test of the rule of law, Berlin's ambassador in Moscow said on Saturday.

Light bulb ban threatens artworks, says curator

Light bulb ban threatens artworks, says curator

The director of the Kunsthalle art gallery in Bremen says the European Union's ban on light bulbs poses a threat to our cultural heritage. Many artworks from the 1960s used light bulbs, he pointed out.

Westerwelle demands Iran allow family to see German prisoners

Westerwelle demands Iran allow family to see German prisoners

Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has called on Iran to allow two imprisoned German journalists to see their relatives.

Suspected Serbian war criminal held in Germany

Suspected Serbian war criminal held in Germany

A member of a Serbian paramilitary group alleged to have committed war crimes in Kosovo has been detained in Germany and is fighting extradition, according to a Justice Ministry spokesman.