Gay ‘shooting king’ hit with female queen rule

Gay ‘shooting king’ hit with female queen rule

The German shooting federation has banned gay ceremonial “kings” from appearing in public with their partners - and says they have to take a female partner to functions instead.

Cologne FC parts with director of sport

Cologne FC parts with director of sport

Cologne parted company with director of sport Volker Finke just hours after their 1-0 win over Hertha Berlin in the German league, a move the club said on Sunday was a search for "clarity."

No financial help for bankrupt Schlecker

No financial help for bankrupt Schlecker

The bankrupt drugstore chain Schlecker will not receive money from the German development bank Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), the Welt newspaper reported on Sunday.

Germany not seeking to ‘occupy’ Greece

Germany not seeking to ‘occupy’ Greece

Germany is not seeking to "occupy" Greece or control Europe German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble told a Greek daily on Sunday, dismissing the idea as "stupid."

Disgraced president retreats to monastery

Disgraced president retreats to monastery

Ex-President Christian Wulff has gone on a temporary monastic retreat, according to the Bild am Sonntag newspaper. Allegations of corruption in the past months have taken their toll, sources high up in Berlin political circles said.

Germany pledges €265 million to Yemen

Germany pledges €265 million to Yemen

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has pledged €265 million in aid to Yemen during a visit to the impoverished Arabian peninsula country, according to the state-run Saba news agency.