Italy jails Duisburg mafia massacre mastermind

Italy jails Duisburg mafia massacre mastermind

An Italian court on Tuesday handed a life sentence to the mastermind of a mafia massacre outside a pizzeria in the German city of Duisburg that killed six rival clan members in 2007.

Group refuses to rescind Quadriga award to Putin

Group refuses to rescind Quadriga award to Putin

The organization responsible for a prestigious German political award, the Quadriga Prize, is standing by its decision to honour Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, despite withering criticism and the resignation of a key board member from the Green party.

Women’s football coach considers resigning after shock defeat

Women’s football coach considers resigning after shock defeat

Germany coach Silvia Neid said Tuesday she will consider stepping down following her team's shock quarter-final exit from the women's World Cup.

A Wurst-case scenario for the summer

A Wurst-case scenario for the summer

Germans love a good barbecue as much as Americans and Australians. Jeff Kavanagh explores a unique grilling culture where the Wurst is the best.

IMF urges ‘locomotive’ Germany to pull Europe

IMF urges ‘locomotive’ Germany to pull Europe

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday forecast 3.2 percent growth for Germany this year but said it was failing to act as an economic locomotive for Europe because of low domestic demand.

Storms followed by cooler end to week

Storms followed by cooler end to week

After a warm but stormy middle of the week, temperatures will drop across Germany on Thursday for the cooler but drier end to the week, according to the German Weather Service (DWD).

The Women’s World Cup is not over

The Women’s World Cup is not over

Now that Germany have been tossed out of the World Cup and the black, red and gold flags are being packed away, we'll see whether women's football has really caught on, writes Robert Ide from Der Tagesspiegel.

Schäuble strives to calm markets over Italy

Schäuble strives to calm markets over Italy

German Finance Minster Wolfgang Schäuble sought to quell panic on the financial markets Tuesday, as fears about the debt crisis spreading to Italy battered the DAX and fuelled fears of a crisis contagion.

Werder Bremen players slapped with tattoo ban

Werder Bremen players slapped with tattoo ban

Bundesliga side Werder Bremen has banned players from getting tattoos during football season, citing health risks such as infection.

Stray US Army bullets hit Bavarian buildings

Stray US Army bullets hit Bavarian buildings

Authorities are investigating how shots fired during a training exercise at the Grafenwöhr US military installation in Bavaria ended up hitting a school and residential building in the nearby town on Friday.

Eastern workers still lag badly on wages

Eastern workers still lag badly on wages

Twenty-one years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many workers in the former East German states are earning one-third less than their peers in the former West, according to a Tuesday media report.

France ponders how to slay US Goliath in World Cup semi-final

France ponders how to slay US Goliath in World Cup semi-final

As the women's World Cup gets down to the last four, France coach Bruno Bini believes his side will have to call on all their giant-killing skills to get past the United States in the semi-finals on Wednesday.

Former CSU boss slams Merkel’s leadership

Former CSU boss slams Merkel’s leadership

Erwin Huber, former chairman of Bavaria's conservative Christian Social Union, has launched an unusually sharp attack on Chancellor Angela Merkel for her weak leadership.