Unions call more public sector staff to strike

Unions call more public sector staff to strike

Over 7,000 public service workers took part in a second day of strikes in Germany on Tuesday. The sector is embroiled in a fight for higher wages.

Neo-Nazi clothes brand opens ‘Brevik’ shop

Neo-Nazi clothes brand opens ‘Brevik’ shop

Clothing brand Thor Steinar, notoriously worn by neo-Nazis, has opened a shop in eastern Germany called Brevik - a name just one letter removed from that of the far-right terrorist who killed 77 people in Norway last year.

Scientists unveil incredible shrinking car

Scientists unveil incredible shrinking car

Scientists at the world's biggest IT fair unveiled on Tuesday what they hope is the car of the future that can shrink to fit tight parking spaces and pick you up at the touch of a button.

Football fans coordinate brutal bus attack

Football fans coordinate brutal bus attack

German police are investigating an extraordinary coordinated attack by a set of Cologne football fans on a bus full of Mönchengladbach fans on Sunday night. Several cars forced the coach off the motorway into a service station.

Porsche managers charged with credit fraud

Porsche managers charged with credit fraud

Several members of the finance department at high-end car-maker Porsche are being charged with credit fraud, Stuttgart state prosecutors announced on Tuesday.

Nuke shutdown costs energy giant €1 billion

Nuke shutdown costs energy giant €1 billion

RWE, Germany's second biggest-power supplier, said Tuesday earnings last year were hit by a one-billion-euro ($1.3-billion) charge related to the shutdown of some of its nuclear power plants.

Kidnapped German tourists could be free

Kidnapped German tourists could be free

Ethiopian rebels have announced the release of two German tourists who they have held hostage for six weeks in the remote Afar desert region. The German Foreign Ministry is yet to confirm the release.

Government party loses another PhD

Government party loses another PhD

Another parliamentarian from the Free Democratic Party (FDP), junior partners in Germany’s government coalition, has been stripped of his PhD following plagiarism charges.

German children killed in WWII remembered

German children killed in WWII remembered

Poles and Germans on Monday held a joint memorial service for 76 German children who perished when the plane evacuating them was shot down by the Soviets in the final weeks of World War II.

Pensioner opens fire at local doctor’s practice

Pensioner opens fire at local doctor’s practice

A pensioner shot dead two doctors in their western German practice on Monday evening, before shooting himself.