Özdemir says Greens must not rule out governing with conservatives

Özdemir says Greens must not rule out governing with conservatives

While negotiations continue on forming a state government with the Social Democratic Party in Berlin the Greens have become embroiled in a public dispute about potential coalition partners.

Springer rattles media landscape with bid for biggest newspaper rival

Springer rattles media landscape with bid for biggest newspaper rival

A surprise bid by Germany’s biggest newspaper firm Axel Springer for the second-largest group WAZ has rattled the media landscape, prompting speculation over possible ulterior motives.

Education minister spent €150,000 on flight to Pope

Education minister spent €150,000 on flight to Pope

Education Minister Annette Schavan flew to a personal audience with Pope Benedict XVI using a military jet, at a cost of around €150,000 – despite commercial flights being available - according to a report in Der Spiegel.

Berlin pipe bomber suspect arrested

Berlin pipe bomber suspect arrested

A 44-year-old man was arrested on Friday evening, suspected of building at least two pipe bombs and leaving them in Berlin parks – one of which seriously injured a gardener.

Football fan killed by train while urinating on tracks

Football fan killed by train while urinating on tracks

A German football fan died on Friday evening after urinating on a train track and being hit by a high-speed train.

Merkel criticises new Israeli settlements

Merkel criticises new Israeli settlements

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to demand a quick return to peace talks - and said she 'absolutely did not understand' settlement expansion in east Jerusalem.