Fischer describes row with Schröder over Iraq

Fischer describes row with Schröder over Iraq

Former Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer has described the breakdown in relations between himself and former Chancellor Gerhard Schröder during the build-up to the 2003 Iraq invasion.

Teen footballer’s evening goal raises questions on youth workers

Teen footballer’s evening goal raises questions on youth workers

Questions have been raised about the application of youth work protection rules for teenage footballers after Julian Draxler scored the winning goal for Schalke 04 against Nuremberg last week – after 8 pm.

Merkel compares Egypt to Eastern Europe

Merkel compares Egypt to Eastern Europe

Chancellor Angela Merkel has drawn parallels between the popular ousting of autocratic leaders in Egypt and Tunisia with the democratic revolution in Eastern Europe 20 years ago.

Army set to open ranks to foreigners

Army set to open ranks to foreigners

Foreigners living in Germany could soon be able to join the country's army, according to a proposal being put together by the Defence Ministry to make the new, professional fighting force more attractive.

Weber says he ducked ECB job due to lack of European support

Weber says he ducked ECB job due to lack of European support

Bundesbank president Axel Weber says he decided not to run for leadership of the European Central Bank (ECB) because he did not enjoy the support of enough European governments.

Germany joined by Brazil, India and Japan in UN challenge

Germany joined by Brazil, India and Japan in UN challenge

Germany was joined by Brazil, India and Japan on Friday in announcing that they would press for concrete action this year to open up the UN Security Council to new members.