Steady rain causes flooding in eastern Germany

Steady rain causes flooding in eastern Germany

The continuous rain over the last few days has led to overflowing rivers and flooded streets in parts of eastern Germany. Emergency services have been called out and sand bags distributed to some residents.

Social Democratic leader pushes for far-right party ban

Social Democratic leader pushes for far-right party ban

The head of Germany's Social Democrats, Sigmar Gabriel, is calling for a ban on the country's far-right National Democratic Party (NPD). He has a majority of Germans on his side, but fewer politicians.

Big majority in favor of gender quota for execs

Big majority in favor of gender quota for execs

A new poll has found that 70 percent of Germans are in favor of a mandatory quota for women in executive positions at German companies. Even a majority of men have signed on to the idea.

Germany happy with World Cup qualifying draw

Germany happy with World Cup qualifying draw

Germany has often had the luck of the draw in World Cup qualifying selection, and the story was no different on Saturday night in Rio de Janeiro. While its Group C competitors aren't lightweights, the challenge is manageable, officials say.

Two teams have shock exits from German Cup

Two teams have shock exits from German Cup

Bayer Leverkusen and six-time winner Werder Bremen were both eliminated from the German Cup at the first hurdle on Saturday, but Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund eased into round two.