A day before he is due in Germany, Turkish President Tayyib Erdogan has harshly criticized Germany’s policy towards Turkish efforts to join the European Union, saying it should support full membership.
The leaders of Germany and Britain agreed on Saturday that severe international sanctions should be imposed as quickly as possible on the Libyan regime, Berlin said.
Embattled Defence Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg withstood harsh criticism in parliament at the end of the week for copying large sections of his doctoral thesis only to be further attacked by academics at the weekend.
German airlines have suggested that passengers seeking refunds or compensation for travel problems should pay €50 to have their case heard by a mediator in order to reduce the number of unjustified claims.
An attempt to recruit the band Wir Sind Helden for this year’s Bild newspaper advertising campaign, which features an honest appraisal of the controversial paper, has failed spectacularly.
More than 50 former Stasi members still work for the authority which administers the former East German secret police files, it was revealed on Saturday.