Germans turn to crime to combat high petrol prices

Germans turn to crime to combat high petrol prices

The high price of petrol is leading more and more Germans to engage in illegal activities in order to keep their tanks full without going bankrupt, an article published in the Welt am Sonntag newspaper said.

Adult German language learners on the rise

Adult German language learners on the rise

Undeterred by tricky grammar and complicated constructions, a record number of adults are trying to learn German at the 150 Goethe Institutes worldwide, but this enthusiasm is not shared among European high school students.

No welcome mat for Hollande from Merkel

No welcome mat for Hollande from Merkel

French socialist presidential candidate Francois Hollande has no hope of a reception with German Chancellor Angela Merkel as he campaigns to oust incumbent President Nicolas Sarkozy, it was reported Sunday.

Westerwelle praises Russian election protests

Westerwelle praises Russian election protests

The mass demonstrations in Russia against leader Vladimir Putin are a sign that the country is opening up, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle told Sunday's Welt am Sonntag newspaper.

FDP politician wants Greeks to say ‘thank you’

FDP politician wants Greeks to say ‘thank you’

Greek opposition politicians are not grateful enough for German and European efforts to stabilize their economy, a leading German coalition partner politician said in an interview published Sunday.

Bundesliga games produce many surprises

Bundesliga games produce many surprises

Weekend football produced some welcome - and unwelcome - surprises, as Bayern Munich lost against Leverkusen, and last-placed Freiburg beat fourth-placed Schalke.