German diplomat falls for alleged Russian secret agent

German diplomat falls for alleged Russian secret agent

A German diplomat apparently revealed sensitive information about NATO and visiting US politicians in a string of emails and texts sent to a young Russian woman – actually a secret agent, according to a magazine report.

Germany, Russia to launch Nord Stream

Germany, Russia to launch Nord Stream

The leaders of Germany and Russia will inaugurate the controversial Nord Stream pipeline pumping Russian gas to Western Europe on Tuesday, highlighting its strategic importance to both sides.

Driver fled after causing deadly head-on crash

Driver fled after causing deadly head-on crash

A driver who fled on foot after causing a multiple-car collision on a motorway in the state of Hesse has turned himself in to police. The man was driving the wrong way when he hit another car head-on, leaving one person dead and six others injured.

Kerkeling turns down “Wetten, dass..?” gig

Kerkeling turns down “Wetten, dass..?” gig

Comedian Hape Kerkeling, the favourite to succeed host Thomas Gottschalk to host Germany's top television show Wetten, dass..?, told an audience of nearly 10 million on Saturday that he did not want the job.

Most Germans want public vote on euro issues, survey says

Most Germans want public vote on euro issues, survey says

Over 70 percent of Germans want to vote directly on key matters affecting Europe and the euro, a new national poll shows. Greece cancelled a public referendum on the euro bailout after a backlash from European leaders.

Last-minute deal prevents doctors’ strike

Last-minute deal prevents doctors’ strike

Just two days before German university hospital doctors were due to go on strike, negotiators have broken the deadlock and both sides agreed on a pay rise for around 20,000 doctors in several German states.

Dortmund in second after win over Wolfsburg

Dortmund in second after win over Wolfsburg

Japan star Shinji Kagawa and Germany teenager Mario Götze turned on the style on Saturday, as Borussia Dortmund hammered VfL Wolfsburg 5-1 to keep the pressure on German league leaders Bayern Munich.