Schalke sack Magath

Schalke sack Magath

Champions League quarter-finalists Schalke 04 sacked coach Felix Magath on Wednesday in an acrimonious split following a crisis meeting of the Ruhr Valley club's board.

WWI submarine found off Dutch coast

WWI submarine found off Dutch coast

A German submarine from World War I has been discovered off the north coast of the Netherlands, where it sank in 1917, and will become an official war grave, the Royal Dutch Navy said Wednesday.

Germans told to leave Tokyo and Bahrain

Germans told to leave Tokyo and Bahrain

Germany advised its citizens on Wednesday to leave the greater Tokyo region because of the crisis at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant. Meanwhile Germans were also told to leave the Gulf state of Bahrain as protests there became increasingly violent.

Crying baby gets mum booted off bus

Crying baby gets mum booted off bus

A young mother was asked to get off a bus in northern Germany on a cold day because elderly riders were reportedly annoyed by her infant daughter’s crying, forcing her to walk the rest of the way to her destination.

Latvian court allows march honouring Waffen SS forces

Latvian court allows march honouring Waffen SS forces

Hundreds of people met in the Latvian capital of Riga on Wednesday to remember World War II veterans who fought with Nazi Germany in the Waffen SS, after a court overturned a ban on the controversial annual gathering.

Porsche to build Cajun mini SUV in Leipzig

Porsche to build Cajun mini SUV in Leipzig

Luxury carmaker Porsche announced on Wednesday it will build its new compact Cajun SUV in Leipzig, creating around 1,000 new jobs at its plant near the eastern German city.

Greens jump in the polls

Greens jump in the polls

The nuclear crisis in Japan has increased support in Germany for the environmentalist Green party, according to a new poll released Wednesday. The Greens have traditionally taken a strong anti-nuclear stance.

Geiger counters sell out amid atomic angst

Geiger counters sell out amid atomic angst

The nuclear crisis in Japan has apparently sparked German angst about radiation in faraway Europe. Geiger counters are sold out across Germany, a media report said Wednesday.

Bayern threw away Champions League victory, fumes van Gaal

Bayern threw away Champions League victory, fumes van Gaal

Bayern Munich coach Louis van Gaal has admitted his side away threw victory in a late loss to Inter Milan that ended the Bavarians' Champions League campaign.

Euro fund reportedly to cost Germany up to €25 billion

Euro fund reportedly to cost Germany up to €25 billion

Germany will contribute up to €25 billion to the European Stabilization Mechanism, the daily Süddeutsche Zeitung reported on Wednesday. The fund planned for 2013 aims to protect the euro from future financial crises.

Con man charged with US murder

Con man charged with US murder

A German con man who crisscrossed America using fake identities, including Rockefeller, was charged Tuesday with a 1985 murder, officials said.

MPs question legality of nuclear shutdown

MPs question legality of nuclear shutdown

The shutdown announced by the German government of seven of the nation's nuclear power plants might not be legal, several parliamentarians say. They argue the matter needs to be decided in the Bundestag.