Commerzbank chief predicts more market turbulence

Commerzbank chief predicts more market turbulence

The head of Germany’s Commerzbank predicted continued instability in European financial markets for years to come in an interview on Tuesday.

Last Bundeswehr goat gets his marching orders

Last Bundeswehr goat gets his marching orders

Josef the goat, the last animal mascot of the German army is being put out to pasture, as he and his ilk are no longer considered suitable for a modern fighting force.

Arms dealer tied to CDU scandal gets retrial

Arms dealer tied to CDU scandal gets retrial

A Tuesday German court ruling ordered the partial re-trial of Karlheinz Schreiber, a Canadian-German arms dealer who was a key player in a party funding scandal that helped propel Chancellor Angela Merkel to power.

Sex offender dies after self-immolation in front of court

Sex offender dies after self-immolation in front of court

A 71-year-old convicted sex offender has died from serious burn injuries after he set himself on fire in front of a state court in the western German city of Koblenz.

Neo-Nazis gain foothold in rural villages

Neo-Nazis gain foothold in rural villages

Parts of East Germany are struggling with right-wing extremism, with a number of villages appearing to be dominated by large swathes of supporters of the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD).

Elderly face growing risk of poverty, warns OECD

Elderly face growing risk of poverty, warns OECD

Germans face a growing risk of living out their old age in poverty as low-earners fail to set aside enough for their retirement, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has warned.

Obama ‘very pleased’ with German role in Libya

Obama ‘very pleased’ with German role in Libya

After several months of strife between the United States and Germany over its Libya policies, an advisor to US President Barack Obama said Germany had been more involved in the NATO air campaign than widely thought.

Second Hannover goalie battling depression

Second Hannover goalie battling depression

Bundesliga side Hannover 96's second-choice goalkeeper Markus Miller has announced he is mentally exhausted and will check himself into hospital for treatment, just two years after the suicide of the club's keeper Robert Enke.

Merkel lacks majority for euro bailout fund

Merkel lacks majority for euro bailout fund

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition failed to find a majority for the eurozone rescue fund in a test vote on Monday evening.

Sustainable sushi: Looking for another fish in the sea

Sustainable sushi: Looking for another fish in the sea

Sushi might be a tasty treat, but it’s also an environmental disaster on your plate. Cinnamon Nippard reports on a German art project trying to make it from sustainable and regional sources.