Jihadist killer deserves life say prosecutors

Jihadist killer deserves life say prosecutors

A man who shot dead two American soldiers in Germany last March should go to jail for life, prosecutors demanded on Monday as a court heard closing arguments in his trial.

Merkel sticks by embattled president

Merkel sticks by embattled president

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday she was not considering who might replace embattled President Christian Wulff, despite public offers from opposition politicians to work together to find a non-partisan successor.

Merkel, Sarkozy vow to solve eurozone crisis

Merkel, Sarkozy vow to solve eurozone crisis

The leaders of Germany and France put aside their differences on a controversial tax of financial market transactions and promised to speed up various measures to ease the eurozone crisis, as the euro flirted with new market lows Monday.

Economists: Germany in a recession now

Economists: Germany in a recession now

As European leaders struggle to stave off a looming recession this year, Germany – the continent’s biggest and healthiest economy – is probably already in one, according to economists surveyed by Die Welt newspaper.

Three children die of injuries each day

Three children die of injuries each day

Three children die each day in Germany from accidents, violence and suicide, according to new figures released Monday which show that the dangers increase as adulthood approaches.

Hopes shine for Olympic gold in London

Hopes shine for Olympic gold in London

With the Summer Olympic Games just 200 days away, Germany’s top athletes are putting their all into training, hoping to strike gold in London.

Chicken infected with antibiotic-resistant germs

Chicken infected with antibiotic-resistant germs

Chicken sold in German supermarkets is often contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to a spot test carried out by environmentalists who said the over-use of antibiotics in farming posed a danger to human health.

Police hacked after top cop rows with daughter

Police hacked after top cop rows with daughter

A hacker attack which infiltrated Germany’s federal police computer system using Trojan programs and a system of routes via Russia last summer was due to a row about internet usage between a top cop and his daughter.

Ex-Chancellor Schröder’s wife enters politics

Ex-Chancellor Schröder’s wife enters politics

The wife of former Chancellor Gehard Schröder will enter politics in her own right, it was reported on Monday – she intends to run for a seat in the Lower Saxony state parliament in the 2013 state election.

Protesters say police used excessive force

Protesters say police used excessive force

Organisers of a rally to remember an asylum seeker who died in police custody have complained after two people were injured during their demonstration in Dessau – including one man who was carried unconscious from the scene.