Greek debt relief decision expected on Monday

Greek debt relief decision expected on Monday

As even Germans were to be found protesting outside the German embassy in Athens on Friday, politicians said a decision would probably be made on Monday about further European aid to struggling Greece.

Anonymous do-gooder hands out €180,000

Anonymous do-gooder hands out €180,000

A wealthy do-gooder has given away at least €180,000 to good causes in Lower Saxony – delivering white envelopes with €10,000 to a range of people and groups whose stories have appeared in the local newspaper.

Merkel’s presidential problem

Merkel’s presidential problem

The resignation of German President Christian Wulff amid allegations of corruption may be quickly forgotten, but Chancellor Angela Merkel’s poor judgement will remain, writes The Local’s Marc Young.

Football teams turn pink for women’s wallets

Football teams turn pink for women’s wallets

Do sports fans look pretty in pink? At least one-top flight German football team thinks so as it tries to appeal to the growing female segment of its fan base.

President Wulff resigns

President Wulff resigns

German President Christian Wulff resigned in disgrace on Friday, finally bowing to pressure and a lack of trust on the back of months of revelations about blurred lines between personal, business and political advantage.

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Profile: Christian Wulff lived and died by the media

Long criticised for a bland public profile as German head of state, Christian Wulff hurtled to the centre of the political stage with a rapid series of scandals that proved to be his undoing as president.

Germans pick Eurovision Song Contest entry

Germans pick Eurovision Song Contest entry

The 21-year-old singer Roman Lob will represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest this spring after winning first place in a nationally televised competition.

Mouse droppings bankrupt Bavarian bakery

Mouse droppings bankrupt Bavarian bakery

The Müller Brot bakery chain in Bavaria has declared bankruptcy, two weeks after production was halted following the discovery of maggots in its flour and mouse droppings in its factory.

More strike chaos hits Frankfurt Airport

More strike chaos hits Frankfurt Airport

Travel chaos at Frankfurt’s airport is only expected to worsen Friday and into the coming week as air traffic controllers plan to extend their action, grounding hundreds of flights.

US to withdraw more than 11,000 troops

US to withdraw more than 11,000 troops

The United States vowed Thursday to retain close military ties to its European allies after unveiling plans to withdraw more than 11,000 troops from Germany and Italy as part of a strategic shift to Asia.

Prosecutors want Wulff’s immunity lifted

Prosecutors want Wulff’s immunity lifted

Germany's embattled president Christian Wulff faced growing pressure to resign on Friday after prosecutors asked for his immunity to be lifted in order to investigate allegations of impropriety.

Frankfurt begins old town reconstruction

Frankfurt begins old town reconstruction

Known for its skyscrapers, Frankfurt once had one of Germany’s prettiest Gothic centres. But part of the city’s historic old town destroyed in Allied bombing raids in 1944 is now being partially rebuilt.

Berlin named a top world city for students

Berlin named a top world city for students

Berlin has been named one of the best cities for students in the world thanks to its cheap cost of living and bounty of cultural offerings, according to a new survey.