Spymaster’s widow loses pension battle

Spymaster’s widow loses pension battle

The widow of Markus Wolf, the shadowy spymaster of communist East Germany, lost a court battle on Monday to reclaim his "honorary" pension.

Heavy rains cause Rügen chalk cliffs to fall into Baltic Sea

Heavy rains cause Rügen chalk cliffs to fall into Baltic Sea

A huge chunk of the island of Rügen’s chalk cliffs fell into the Baltic Sea over the weekend, prompting concern that more of the scenic outcrops could be about to crumble away.

Execs face jail for carbon dioxide trade tax fraud

Execs face jail for carbon dioxide trade tax fraud

Six business executives went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday accused of illegally claiming hundreds of millions of euros in tax refunds in a scheme linked to carbon emissions trading.

Warmer temps on the way but wet weather will continue

Warmer temps on the way but wet weather will continue

The rain seen across much of Germany is set to take a break on Tuesday. Temperatures will rise later in the week – just as the wet weather returns.

Investigation seeks reason behind cable car-paraglider snarl-up

Investigation seeks reason behind cable car-paraglider snarl-up

An investigation has been launched after a paraglider crashed into the wires of a cable car, trapping 20 people in a gondola 100 above the ground for 17 hours overnight at the weekend.

Germany fights growing support for eurobonds

Germany fights growing support for eurobonds

The German government is struggling to maintain its line against the issue of eurobonds to try to stem the European debt crisis, with opposition parties and heavyweight European figures lining up to push the idea.

Pipe bomb hurts man at Berlin park

Pipe bomb hurts man at Berlin park

Police are on the hunt for the person who planted a pipe bomb at a Berlin park over the weekend. The device exploded and injured a man.

Police probe family tragedy after two girls found dead in burned car

Police probe family tragedy after two girls found dead in burned car

A post-mortem will be conducted on Monday on the bodies of two girls found in a burned-out car in Brandenburg after their severely injured father flagged down a car for help.

Computer Chaos Club throws out former Wikileaks spokesman

Computer Chaos Club throws out former Wikileaks spokesman

With hammocks hanging from trees and the smell of marijuana lingering in the air, the summer camp organised by Germany's Chaos Computer Club (CCC) almost felt like Woodstock.

Top CDU man resigns over love affair with teen

Top CDU man resigns over love affair with teen

The designated leader of the conservative Christian Democratic Union in Schleswig-Holstein has resigned after intense internal party pressure over his love affair with a 16-year-old girl.