Berlin mayor admits taking free holiday

Berlin mayor admits taking free holiday

Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit has come under pressure to clarify his relationship to controversial event manager Manfred Schmidt – who was at the centre of the scandal surrounding ex-President Wulff.

McDonald’s drops German chicken provider

McDonald’s drops German chicken provider

McDonald's Germany has stopped all deliveries of chicken products made by the country's biggest poultry producer after complaints over hygiene.

Greek Nazi Merkel photos ‘trivialise’ holocaust

Greek Nazi Merkel photos ‘trivialise’ holocaust

Yaakov Hadas-Handelsman, the new Israeli ambassador to Germany, has condemned photos of Chancellor Merkel and other German politicians in Nazi uniform that appeared in Greek newspapers last month.

Merkel defends nuclear phase out

Merkel defends nuclear phase out

German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her country's decision to phase out nuclear power on Saturday, speaking on the eve of the first anniversary of Japan's Fukushima disaster. But Germany has its work cut out if it is to reach ambitious national targets.

‘Miracle’ identical quads home at last

‘Miracle’ identical quads home at last

Identical quadruplet sisters born prematurely in January in Leipzig have been allowed home from hospital after two months in incubators. The miracle babies’ parents now have their hands full - with a household of seven.

German investors ‘could sue Greece’

German investors ‘could sue Greece’

The German association of small investors SdK said it was considering legal action against Greece after Athens activated clauses to force creditors to accept an unprecedented debt swap.