Merkel says debt biggest danger to Europe

Merkel says debt biggest danger to Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday called on fellow European countries to slash their deficits, warning that debt is the main threat to the economies of the crisis-hit eurozone.

Germany celebrates automobile’s 125th anniversary

Germany celebrates automobile’s 125th anniversary

On the eve of the 125th anniversary of the automobile's invention in Germany, one woman’s journey is being remembered as the seminal road trip.

Father of three confesses to Mirco’s murder

Father of three confesses to Mirco’s murder

A man arrested by Mönchengladbach police this week has confessed to murdering missing 10-year-old boy Mirco almost five months ago, police said on Friday. He claims his motive was job stress.

China promises Merkel help with debt crisis

China promises Merkel help with debt crisis

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday that Beijing would continue to take "practical action" to support Europe in its battle to resolve its debt crisis.

Lena aiming not to come last at Eurovision

Lena aiming not to come last at Eurovision

Teen singer Lena Meyer-Landrut admitted on Friday she had few illusions she would be able to defend her Eurovision title in this spring – instead setting the modest aim not to come last at this year’s kitschy song contest.

Court ruling could mean equal adoption rights for gay couples

Court ruling could mean equal adoption rights for gay couples

Gay couples in Germany are not allowed to adopt children together – only one partner goes on the papers. But a higher regional court ruling that deemed the law unconstitutional this week may change this.

Berlin exhibition shows real-life ‘Indiana Jones’ artefacts

Berlin exhibition shows real-life ‘Indiana Jones’ artefacts

A treasure trove of 3,000-year-old giant birds, lions, and goddesses goes on show in Berlin on Friday with a past so incredible that it could rival archaeology action film hero Indiana Jones.

Adventurous duo fined for nude photo shoot in Bavarian church

Adventurous duo fined for nude photo shoot in Bavarian church

After holding an impromptu nude photo shoot inside a Bavarian church and attempting to invoke Michelangelo, a woman and man now face stiff penalties for disturbing the practice of religion.

Bundestag extends Afghanistan mission

Bundestag extends Afghanistan mission

Germany's parliament voted in favour of extending the country’s unpopular military mission in Afghanistan by one year on Friday, with a new mandate allowing for the withdrawal of troops to begin in 2011 if conditions permit.

In privacy-crazed Germany, web users neglect online security

In privacy-crazed Germany, web users neglect online security

Despite the frequent politicization of internet privacy laws in Germany, a survey released this week revealed that an alarming number of people are still going online with inadequate privacy protection.

Germany signs Barbie for Women’s World Cup

Germany signs Barbie for Women’s World Cup

The German Football Federation (DFB) is planning to cash in on hosting the Women's World Cup in June with a football version of the children's doll Barbie wearing the national team's colours.