German held at elite ball protest ‘had explosives’

German held at elite ball protest ‘had explosives’

A German man arrested while protesting against a right-wing elite student society ball in Vienna was carrying explosives, police said.

Berlin: EU should manage Greek budget

Berlin: EU should manage Greek budget

Germany wants the EU to take control of the Greek budget as the eurozone loses patience with Greece's reform efforts, officials said on Saturday as Athens categorically dismissed the idea.

Germans spend €150 million on hold

Germans spend €150 million on hold

Germans spent more than 600 million minutes waiting on premium phone calls – and paid €150 million doing so, new figures showed on Saturday. Politicians have failed to hang up on expensive numbers despite discussing a ban.

Liberal party support ‘too small for statistics’

Liberal party support ‘too small for statistics’

Angela Merkel’s junior coalition party, the Free Democratic Party, is doing so badly in opinion polls that some questions cannot be answered with any statistical validity.

Grenade disguised as toy left on supermarket shelf

Grenade disguised as toy left on supermarket shelf

A hand grenade disguised as a toy and placed at child’s eye level on the shelf of a supermarket could have killed someone, say German prosecutors investigating it as an attempted murder.

President ‘can be called liar’, loses public favour

President ‘can be called liar’, loses public favour

President Christian Wulff can be called a liar, a state prosecutor has ruled, dismissing complaints about a Green politician doing so. Wulff’s backing among the public is dwindling despite support from Chancellor Angela Merkel.