‘White Rose’ founder declared a saint

‘White Rose’ founder declared a saint

The Russian-Orthodox Church canonised one of the founders of the anti-fascist group the "White Rose," Alexander Schmorell, over the weekend in Munich, nearly 70 years after his execution by the Nazis.

Socks provided key clue in neo-Nazi case

Socks provided key clue in neo-Nazi case

Police investigating the Zwickau-based neo-Nazi terror cell identified one of the group's alleged members, Beate Zschäpe, as the person who blew up the home she shared with two other suspects by analysing her socks, a new report said.

Wulff under fire over car lease deal

Wulff under fire over car lease deal

German President Christian Wulff faced fresh allegations at the weekend over his conduct in office, with a new report claiming he leased a car from the VW Group for a special discount.

Bavarian school bars ‘impolite’ greetings

Bavarian school bars ‘impolite’ greetings

The head of a middle school in the southern German town of Passau has declared the forms of "hello" and "goodbye" commonly used among northerners unwillkommen in the classroom, claiming they sound disrespectful.

Westerwelle hammers China, Russia over veto

Westerwelle hammers China, Russia over veto

Germany's foreign minister heaped criticism on Russia and China on Saturday over their veto of a United Nations Security Council resolution aimed at ending the violence in Syria, calling it a "veto against the Syrian people."

MEP suggests rebranding Greece

MEP suggests rebranding Greece

A politician with the pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) said at the weekend debt-burdened Greece is in need of a new image – and proposed giving the country a new name internationally to help it start over.