Referee attempts suicide before Bundesliga match

Referee attempts suicide before Bundesliga match

The German league match between Cologne and Mainz was called off 40 minutes before kick-off on Saturday after the Bundesliga referee tried to commit suicide.

Merkel answers public’s questions on YouTube

Merkel answers public’s questions on YouTube

Chancellor Angela Merkel took to the virtual airwaves of YouTube on Friday in her first question and answer session with the public – with the most popular question being about cannabis legalisation.

Ballack enjoys golden autumn to his career

Ballack enjoys golden autumn to his career

Former Germany football captain Michael Ballack is back on form, scoring for Bayer Leverkusen on Friday night and earning glittering praise from his trainer.

‘Pina’ gets second Oscar nomination

‘Pina’ gets second Oscar nomination

Wim Wenders’ 3D dance film “Pina” is up for not just one but two Oscars this year, it was revealed on Friday night, as its nomination for an Academy Award in the documentary section was announced.

Informants failed to out neo-Nazi terrorists

Informants failed to out neo-Nazi terrorists

Intelligence services had at least three informants in the neo-Nazi scene linked to the terror group that went on to kill at least ten people, according to Der Spiegel magazine.

Eight die in mass pile-up and head-on collision

Eight die in mass pile-up and head-on collision

Eight people were killed in road accidents in North Rhine-Westphalia on Friday night - three in a mass pile-up on an Autobahn near Münster involving more than 50 vehicles, and five in a two-car collision near Aachen.

Westerwelle prepares for Afghan conference

Westerwelle prepares for Afghan conference

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle was in Kabul on Saturday for talks with President Hamid Karzai before a key international conference in Bonn on Afghanistan's future.