IMF boss throws down gauntlet to Merkel

IMF boss throws down gauntlet to Merkel

IMF head Christine Lagarde set out Monday a raft of proposals to fight the eurozone crisis likely to irk German Chancellor Angel Merkel, including a bigger rescue fund, lower ECB rates and joint eurobonds.

Young feel brunt of age discrimination

Young feel brunt of age discrimination

Roughly one in five Germans believes they’ve been discriminated against because of their age – with the nation's youths feeling harder done by than its pensioners.

Cathedral usher caught stealing cash donations

Cathedral usher caught stealing cash donations

An usher in Cologne’s famous Gothic cathedral is under investigation for stealing money from the collection boxes, possibly over several years.

Secret files: Communist Honecker cheated on wife

Secret files: Communist Honecker cheated on wife

East German communist leader Erich Honecker had a difficult marriage with his wife Margot, new intelligence reports reveal, with both partners having affairs.

German ‘spies’ detained in Pakistan

German ‘spies’ detained in Pakistan

Three alleged German spies have been detained in Pakistan by police and released to German diplomats, according to media reports.

12 cop cars burnt out

12 cop cars burnt out

Twelve police cars were set on fire in the eastern German town of Magdeburg early Monday morning. While investigators suspect arson, the exact circumstances of the fire remain unclear.

Megaupload founder had ‘lavish’ lifestyle

Megaupload founder had ‘lavish’ lifestyle

Megaupload.com's German detained founder Monday denied wrongdoing after US authorities shut down his file-sharing website, as new details emerged of a rock-star life featuring "fast cars" and "hot girls."

Klum and Seal split

Klum and Seal split

German supermodel Heidi Klum has separated from British singer Seal after seven years of marriage, the couple confirmed Sunday.

German takes over Blackberry makers

German takes over Blackberry makers

German businessman Thorsten Heins became the surprise choice on Sunday to replace previous heads of the Canadian-based Research in Motion (RIM), struggling makers of the Blackberry smartphone.

Minister: Markets trust eurozone again

Minister: Markets trust eurozone again

Financial markets are gradually regaining confidence in the eurozone, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Sunday.