Ex-spy chief says BND ‘misused’ for Iraq War

Ex-spy chief says BND ‘misused’ for Iraq War

Germany's BND foreign intelligence service was "misused" by the US government to justify the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, according to the former head of the spy agency.

FDP leadership backs beleaguered Westerwelle

FDP leadership backs beleaguered Westerwelle

Guido Westerwelle’s Free Democratic Party is sticking with him, despite speculation that the party wanted to replace Germany's beleaguered foreign minister.

Eurozone seen recovering before US

Eurozone seen recovering before US

The eurozone is in better shape than the United States and will overcome its current debt crisis by 2014, according to the German head of the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF).

Cancer experts want shock photos on cigarette packs

Cancer experts want shock photos on cigarette packs

German anti-smoking advocates want shock photos of destroyed smokers’ lungs and rotten teeth to be placed on packs of cigarettes.

Friedrich rejects compensation for German forced laborers after WWII

Friedrich rejects compensation for German forced laborers after WWII

Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich on Sunday rejected demands to compensate Germans who were forced to work in neighbouring countries after World War II.

‘The Devil’s Niece’ wins world air guitar championship

‘The Devil’s Niece’ wins world air guitar championship

A 26-year-old German woman calling herself "The Devil’s Niece" has been crowned the new world champion in air guitar.

Obama, Merkel agree to boost global economy

Obama, Merkel agree to boost global economy

US President Barack Obama and Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed on the need for "concerted action" to spur global growth, the White House said after the leaders spoke by telephone late on Saturday.