British army may park tanks on the Rhine

British army may park tanks on the Rhine

Faced with drastic budget cuts, the British army is considering sending hundreds of tanks across the Rhine - for the first time in 67 years - as it sells off land in the UK to save money.

Bayern Munich fume at ‘gossip journalism’

Bayern Munich fume at ‘gossip journalism’

Bayern Munich said they could consider taking legal action over media reports suggesting their coach Jupp Heynckes will leave the club at the end of the season.

Winter finally loosens its grip on Germany

Winter finally loosens its grip on Germany

Winter has returned for one final round this week, but is set to ease its grip towards the weekend when mild temperatures will return to most of the country, according to the German Weather Service’s (DWD) latest report.

Schröder backs up old friend Putin

Schröder backs up old friend Putin

Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder has defended Russian President-elect Vladimir Putin against accusations of election fraud, standing by his notorious description of his former ally as a “democrat through and through.”

Wife kills husband while at the wheel

Wife kills husband while at the wheel

A dentist was shot dead by his wife in his BMW while they were driving in their hometown of Tübingen on Tuesday evening.

Murder charge upgraded in expat socialite case

Murder charge upgraded in expat socialite case

In a case that has fascinated Washington DC for several months, the charge against Albrecht Muth for the killing of his wife Viola Drath, 91-year-old German expat socialite, intellectual and journalist, has been raised to first degree murder.

Record profits for media colossus Axel Springer

Record profits for media colossus Axel Springer

German newspaper publisher Axel Springer’s international newspaper, magazine, and digital media empire raked in record earnings in 2011, company bosses announced on Wednesday.

Finance minister wants soldiers taxed

Finance minister wants soldiers taxed

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble wants to tax military personnel and civic volunteers in 2013, two media reports say. The proposal has angered his party colleagues in the Defence and Family Ministries.

Attacks on police double in five years

Attacks on police double in five years

The number of attacks on German police has more than doubled in the past five years, with 540 officers suffering life-threatening injuries in 2011 alone.

Adidas strikes gold going into Olympic year

Adidas strikes gold going into Olympic year

German sportswear maker Adidas said Wednesday strong demand for its brand pushed it to record earnings in 2011 and it hoped to beat those again this year on the back of the 2012 Olympics.