Iran frees two German reporters

Iran frees two German reporters

Two German journalists held by Iran for more than four months after entering the country on tourists visas were released on Saturday, the Foreign Ministry has confirmed.

Eurovision Song Contest entry is decided

Eurovision Song Contest entry is decided

Germany’s entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has been chosen – Lena Meyer-Landrut will sing an electro-pop song called ‘Taken by a Stranger’ after television viewers picked it over several other songs.

Neo-Nazis and protestors fill a tense Dresden

Neo-Nazis and protestors fill a tense Dresden

Thousands of anti-fascists and neo-Nazis as well as police officers trying to keep them apart filled Dresden's city centre on Saturday after organisers of three neo-Nazi demonstrations were given the judicial go-ahead to march.

Guttenberg accused of using parliamentary researcher for thesis

Guttenberg accused of using parliamentary researcher for thesis

Embattled Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg included a ten-page political analysis he commissioned a parliamentary researcher to write, almost untouched, in his own doctoral thesis, according to new information.

German police officers work undercover abroad

German police officers work undercover abroad

The German police force has admitted sending undercover officers to other countries, including Scotland, during a parliamentary hearing into the controversial deployment of an undercover British policeman in Germany.

Argentine film takes top Teddy award as Berlinale prizes approach

Argentine film takes top Teddy award as Berlinale prizes approach

The first prizes of the Berlin film festival were awarded on Friday night, with the Teddy Award for best gay and lesbian film going to the Argentine melodrama Ausente.

Police hunt Einstein family murder witness

Police hunt Einstein family murder witness

A reward of €5,000 is being offered for information about the murder of three members of Albert Einstein’s family in 1944 as authorities launch a last-ditch attempt to find the killer.