Oliver Kahn fined €125,000 for tax evasion

Oliver Kahn fined €125,000 for tax evasion

Former Germany goalkeeper Oliver Khan has been fined €125,000 ($182,223) in court for failing to declare more than €6,000 of luxury clothing he bought on a trip to Dubai.

Islamist preacher ordered to leave Germany

Islamist preacher ordered to leave Germany

A radical Muslim preacher has been ordered by German authorities to depart the country immediately. The move comes after he attended an Islamist rally in Frankfurt that took place despite the objections of city leaders.

Councils with liquidity problems leave swimming pools out to dry

Councils with liquidity problems leave swimming pools out to dry

As people head outside for the Easter weekend, many would-be bathers may find they packed their swimming stuff in vain – as municipal councils across Germany close down swimming pools in a desperate attempt to cut costs.

Dresden art director to take over London’s Victoria and Albert

Dresden art director to take over London’s Victoria and Albert

The art gallery director who organised the controversial Art of the Enlightenment exhibition of German art currently on display in Beijing is leaving his post in Dresden to take over the British Victoria and Albert Museum.

Business confidence takes another dip

Business confidence takes another dip

Business confidence in Germany suffered a second monthly fall in a row, the closely watched Ifo indicator showed on Thursday, but the setback was roughly in line with

Construction accidents delay on major rail routes

Construction accidents delay on major rail routes

The major rail links between Hannover and Berlin and Nuremberg and Bamberg were closed down on Thursday, delaying thousands of travellers across the country amid fears the problems could affect Easter traffic.

Police hunt father of bludgeoned boy

Police hunt father of bludgeoned boy

Police are hunting the father of a 12-year-old boy who was found bludgeoned to death in the cellar of his house in Berlin late on Tuesday night.

What’s on in Germany: April 21 – 27

What’s on in Germany: April 21 – 27

This week’s highlights: An Easter bonfire in Berlin, Shakespeare in Munich and Swabian festivities in Stuttgart.

Drivers warned of Easter traffic and fuel misery

Drivers warned of Easter traffic and fuel misery

Drivers preparing to travel during the Easter break are being warned that German roads are likely to be choked with traffic over the next few days, while increased petrol prices could add to their misery.

Pervy penguin falls in love with keeper’s rubber boots

Pervy penguin falls in love with keeper’s rubber boots

A persistently perky penguin in Konstanz who fell in love with his keeper's black and white boots has been forced to turn to his own kind for amorous attention after his keeper started wearing blue shoes.

Youngest surviving premature baby released from hospital

Youngest surviving premature baby released from hospital

The youngest surviving premature baby in Europe and possibly the world, was released from a German hospital on Wednesday and sent home with her parents after more than four months in an incubator.

Parties agree Stuttgart 21 price cap and vote

Parties agree Stuttgart 21 price cap and vote

People in Baden-Württemberg will get a vote on whether to go ahead with the controversial Stuttgart 21 train station construction project, it was agreed on Wednesday night – but the cost of the project will be capped at €4.5 billion.