Westerwelle: Germany ‘very worried’ about flotilla row

Westerwelle: Germany ‘very worried’ about flotilla row

Germany joined top diplomats in piling pressure on Turkey and Israel to make up Saturday, after Ankara's decision to expel the Jewish state's ambassador in retaliation for last year's deadly Gaza flotilla raid.

Police clash with anti-Nazi protesters

Police clash with anti-Nazi protesters

Violence broke out at a counter-demonstration against a neo-Nazi rally in Dortmund on Saturday. Police said officers were "severely attacked" by about 1,500 "leftist extremists." Some 200 people were taken into custody.

Freighter crashes into passenger ship on the Danube

Freighter crashes into passenger ship on the Danube

Nearly 200 people had to be pulled off of a cruise ship on the Danube on Friday night, after a cargo ship rammed into the vessel, sending it careening into a rock that drove a gaping hole in the hull.

Merkel’s father dies, chancellor cancels appearances

Merkel’s father dies, chancellor cancels appearances

Horst Kasner, the father of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, died on Friday at the age of 85, a government spokesperson said. The chancellor canceled all appointments scheduled for Saturday.

Berlin to boycott UN anti-racism event

Berlin to boycott UN anti-racism event

German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle announced that Berlin will skip the United Nations' Durban anti-racism conference, with an eye toward anti-Israel remarks by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the 2009 summit.

Germany seal spot in Euro 2012 finals

Germany seal spot in Euro 2012 finals

Former champions Germany were given an early chance for celebration on Friday after becoming the first team to qualify for the 2012 European Championship finals.