Merkel predicts bailout ratification

Merkel predicts bailout ratification

German Chancellor Angela Merkel predicted Wednesday a eurozone bailout fund would be ratified this month despite rejection by Slovakia, and said all of Europe must help fight the crisis.

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Top one percent earners pay 25 percent of income tax

Germany’s top earners cover a quarter of the country’s income tax, the German statistics office revealed Wednesday, but millions of Germans only earn a fraction of their income.

Virulent ‘crocodile’ drug hits the streets

Virulent ‘crocodile’ drug hits the streets

A virulently addictive drug that rapidly kills its users and is ravaging parts of Russia has begun appearing in Germany, authorities have said.

More incendiary devices found in Berlin

More incendiary devices found in Berlin

Berlin police discovered more incendiary devices on the German capital’s rail network on Wednesday, including one that had apparently exploded earlier. The remains of the device were found in Staaken station in the west of the city.

Fishing enthusiast makes monster catch

Fishing enthusiast makes monster catch

A German fishing enthusiast has snagged a massive 29-kilogramme salmon in a northern Sweden stream, four years after first casting his line in Swedish waters.

German military unveils super drone

German military unveils super drone

The German military on Wednesday unveiled the new “Euro Hawk” super drone, whose size and range is set to revolutionize the Bundeswehr’s intelligence-gathering capabilities.

Two Pirates exposed as former NPD members

Two Pirates exposed as former NPD members

Germany’s upstart Pirate Party is fighting off accusations that right-wing extremists may have infiltrated its ranks, following reports that at least two prominent members once belonged to the far-right National Democratic Party.

Politicians condemn police spyware

Politicians condemn police spyware

The Pirate Party and the Free Democratic Party declared on Wednesday that the use of spyware to track criminals was unconstitutional, but the government said the trojans are always adapted to remain within the law.

CDU wants stop to EU talks with Ukraine

CDU wants stop to EU talks with Ukraine

Ruprecht Polenz, chairman of the German parliament’s foreign policy committee, has demanded a temporary halt in negotiations between Ukraine and the European Union after the conviction of former Prime Minister Julia Tymoshenko.

Germany complete perfect campaign

Germany complete perfect campaign

Germany beat Belgium 3-1 Tuesday to complete their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a perfect ten wins from ten games and end the visitors hopes of reaching next year's finals.

Frankfurt Book Fair to debate impact of multimedia on publishing

Frankfurt Book Fair to debate impact of multimedia on publishing

The Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's biggest trade show of its kind, opens on Wednesday. Organizers say the impact of multimedia content on the publishing industry will be a key theme this year.