Munich bid for 2018 Winter Olympics fails

Munich bid for 2018 Winter Olympics fails

Munich will not host of the 2018 Winter Olympics, with games officials announcing Wednesday that the South Korean city of Pyeongchang's bid had been successful.

Victim asks for Germany to help save racist killer

Victim asks for Germany to help save racist killer

Nearly slain by a racist killer in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Rais Bhuiyan is now hoping to prevent the man's execution on Texas' death row. On Wednesday, he even asked for the German government for help.

iPhone tax fraud scheme sparks huge raid

iPhone tax fraud scheme sparks huge raid

Frankfurt prosecutors announced Wednesday that nationwide police raids had brought down a major fraud scheme based on buying the latest mobile phones overseas without paying sales tax and then reselling them in Germany.

Schäuble wants to ‘break’ ratings agencies’ power

Schäuble wants to ‘break’ ratings agencies’ power

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said on Wednesday he wanted to "break" the power of ratings' agencies and "limit" their influence after controversial decisions in the eurozone debt crisis.

Duisburg mayor apologises to victims of Love Parade tragedy a year later

Duisburg mayor apologises to victims of Love Parade tragedy a year later

Nearly a year after 21 people were killed in a crowd crush at Germany's Love Parade music festival, the mayor of the host city Duisburg has apologised to victims and families, and acknowledged some blame for the tragedy.

Merkel’s cabinet backs budget and tax cuts

Merkel’s cabinet backs budget and tax cuts

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet on Wednesday signed off on budgetary plans that would see Germany’s deficit drop to €27.2 billion next year and cut taxes and social security contributions in 2013.

Building a better house

Building a better house

What does Germany’s modernist Bauhaus movement have to do with the housing estate down your street? Siobhan Dowling heads to Dessau to find out.

Kaiserslautern footballers arrested in brothel after alleged hit and run

Kaiserslautern footballers arrested in brothel after alleged hit and run

Three players from Bundesliga club 1. FC Kaiserslautern are reportedly being investigated by police on suspicion of drunk driving and committing a hit and run accident.

UN harshly criticizes German social policies

UN harshly criticizes German social policies

A United Nations report has ripped into Germany’s social policies, saying the nation's poor and immigrants continue to suffer greatly.

Bundeswehr joins EU combat force

Bundeswehr joins EU combat force

Germany, France and Poland have joined forces to form a joint European combat group that will be ready to deploy in crisis zones from 2013.

Germany tops group with win over France

Germany tops group with win over France

Germany beat France 4-2 to finish top of Group A as French goalkeeper Berangere Sapowicz became the first player sent off at the Women's World Cup on Tuesday.