Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) has come out in support of beleaguered party leader Guido Westerwelle ahead of a crucial party summit, but says things need to change.
Women have been able to join the German military for ten years, and Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Sohst, regional chairman of the German Army Association (DBwV), believes the Bundeswehr is better for it.
A 16-year-old's New Year's party descended into chaos in a house in Augsburg, Bavaria, with wardrobes ending up in swimming pools and laptops stolen.
The threat by an Iranian woman sentenced to death by stoning to sue two German reporters shows that she is under great pressure, according to an activist who is also under fire from the woman.
The Association for the German Construction Industry (HDB) says it expects overall turnover to shrink by one percent in 2011, just as it did in 2010. But individual branches of the industry will also prosper.
Bundesliga club Hoffenheim have reached agreement to part company with coach Ralf Rangnick, according to the weekly Bild am Sonntag newspaper.
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