Neo-Nazi killings spark intelligence revamp plan

Neo-Nazi killings spark intelligence revamp plan

The chairman of Germany's parliamentary committee on interior affairs defended the authorities' approach towards far-right extremism on Monday, but said state domestic intelligence agencies needed reform in the wake of a neo-Nazi murder spree.

Living the German-American dream

Living the German-American dream

For the latest instalment of Portnoy’s Stammtisch, Portnoy hits the road to attend the induction of entertainers Siegfried and Roy into the German-American Hall of Fame in New York City.

Iranian airline buys Merkel’s old plane

Iranian airline buys Merkel’s old plane

The German government was embarrassed this weekend following revelations that an Iranian airline bypassed trade sanctions to acquire an aeroplane formerly used by Chancellors Helmut Kohl, Gerhard Schröder and Angela Merkel.

Honecker’s hunting lodge sold for €2.5 million

Honecker’s hunting lodge sold for €2.5 million

An old hunting lodge belonging to former communist East German leader Erich Honecker has been sold at auction to a hotel group for €2.5 million, although there are still legal claims to resolve.

Germany says eurobonds no ‘cure’ for debt crisis

Germany says eurobonds no ‘cure’ for debt crisis

The idea of introducing so-called "eurobonds" across the 17-nation eurozone should not be considered a miracle remedy for its debt crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Monday.

Voyeur gynaecologist sued for intimate photos

Voyeur gynaecologist sued for intimate photos

Hundreds of former patients have pressed charges against a German gynaecologist for allegedly taking secret photos of their private parts. Investigators believe the doctor may have violated the trust of 3,000 women.

Berlin won’t collect tax from WWII victims

Berlin won’t collect tax from WWII victims

Germany moved Monday to reassure Belgium that people who suffered forced labour at the hands of the Nazis would not have to pay tax on their compensation, after a row between Berlin and Brussels.

Mercedes exec arrested under Alabama immigration law

Mercedes exec arrested under Alabama immigration law

Police in Alabama last week arrested and briefly held a visiting Mercedes-Benz executive from Germany for not having a drivers license, drawing attention to the US state's controversial new immigration law.

VW workers set for record success bonus

VW workers set for record success bonus

Europe’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen is set to offer employees its biggest ever success bonus this year, CEO Martin Winterkorn said in an interview published Monday.

Vuvuzela court case begins in Bavaria

Vuvuzela court case begins in Bavaria

A Bavarian doctor who blasted a vuvuzela trumpet in front of his practice during last year’s World Cup is being sued by one of his patients for trauma.

Westerwelle condemns Middle East violence

Westerwelle condemns Middle East violence

Germany's foreign minister Guido Westerwelle and his Italian counterpart Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata called for an end to violence in Syria and Egypt after talks on key European issues in Rome Sunday.