Parliament strongly backs new Greek bailout

Parliament strongly backs new Greek bailout

German lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Monday to endorse a second multi-billion euro lifeline to avert a Greek bankruptcy which Chancellor Angela Merkel warned would entail incalculable risks.

Siemens to forgive Greek debt amid bribery deal

Siemens to forgive Greek debt amid bribery deal

German industrial giant Siemens is reportedly working on a deal to forgo millions of euros owed by Greece as compensation for its corrupt business practices in the country.

Petition demands more women in top media jobs

Petition demands more women in top media jobs

Female journalists in Germany have launched a petition demanding the introduction of a 30-percent quota for women in senior editorial positions within the country's media.

Early flowers greet spring

Early flowers greet spring

Spring has sprung across Germany with early flowers greeting milder temperatures, as some areas are set to top 17 degrees Celsius by the end of the week.

Balaclava-clad child killer jailed for life

Balaclava-clad child killer jailed for life

A paedophile who snuck into youth camps and boarding schools to sexually abuse dozens of boys – and murdered three of them – was jailed for life by a German court on Monday – 20 years after he first struck.

UEFA’s Platini backs Germany to win Euro

UEFA’s Platini backs Germany to win Euro

UEFA president Michel Platini has said Germany are the best team in Europe at the moment and one of the favourites to win this summer's Euro 2012, ahead of their friendly with France on Wednesday.

Merkel gets beer shower

Merkel gets beer shower

An unremarkable party meeting for German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week has turned into an internet sensation after a waiter dropped five glasses of beer down her back – and the whole thing was caught on video.

Germany withdraws staff from Afghan ministries

Germany withdraws staff from Afghan ministries

Germany said Sunday it had withdrawn 40 of its national and international staff from Afghan ministries after US members of NATO forces in Kabul were shot dead at the Afghan interior ministry.

Police shoot dead man throwing bottles

Police shoot dead man throwing bottles

Police have launched an investigation after officers shot dead a man who was throwing bottles out of the window of his flat in a small town near Frankfurt.

Oscars go to The Artist, German tech rewarded

Oscars go to The Artist, German tech rewarded

Major German hopefuls including Wim Wenders left the Oscars empty-handed on Sunday night as the silent favourite “The Artist” cleaned up with five of the big prizes. But Frankfurt techies won the special effects prize.

Strike grounds one in nine Frankfurt flights

Strike grounds one in nine Frankfurt flights

At least 148 flights from Frankfurt airport were cancelled on Monday morning due to a strike by tarmac traffic controllers demanding higher wages.