Olympic discus gold medal winner loses leg to infection

Olympic discus gold medal winner loses leg to infection

German discus Olympic champion Ilke Wyludda has had most of a leg amputated after an infection failed to react to treatment.

Arson attacks against Berlin mosques continue

Arson attacks against Berlin mosques continue

Police in Berlin are investigating an arson attack on a mosque in the capital city after a man walking past saw flames at the entrance in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Plea made for increasing Iraqi asylum quotas

Plea made for increasing Iraqi asylum quotas

Germany should increase the number of Iraqi refugees it offers a safe haven tenfold, according to Berlin Interior Minister Ehrhard Körting in an appeal to his federal counterpart Thomas de Maizière.

Global concern about dioxin meat grows

Global concern about dioxin meat grows

Global fears mounted on Saturday over the safety of German meat due to contaminated animal feed, with South Korea banning pork imports and Slovakia suspending poultry sales, even as the EU declared no need for a ban.

Deutsche Bahn faces political pressure ahead of special meeting

Deutsche Bahn faces political pressure ahead of special meeting

Politicians are piling the pressure onto Deutsche Bahn ahead of Monday’s special meeting of state transport ministers, as Germany’s rail network contends with cancelled trains, poor communication and frustrated travellers.

BND found Eichmann years before his arrest

BND found Eichmann years before his arrest

German and American intelligence services knew where Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was hiding eight years before Israeli agents apprehended him, according to documents released this week.