SPD head ‘sorry for Israel apartheid comment’

SPD head ‘sorry for Israel apartheid comment’

Germany’s Social Democratic Party leader Sigmar Gabriel has apologised after calling Israeli policy towards Palestinians an “apartheid regime” following a visit to Hebron in the West Bank.

Hells Angels hired hash plant horticulturalists

Hells Angels hired hash plant horticulturalists

Police raiding a Hells Angels hide-out in Düsseldorf entered a World War II bunker to find a huge cannabis plantation – complete with a round-the-clock team of professional gardeners.

Chancellor rejects personal Twitter invite

Chancellor rejects personal Twitter invite

The co-founder of microblogging site Twitter left a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel a disappointed man after she turned down his personal invitation to join the trend for public expression in 140 characters.

China biggest foreign investor in Germany

China biggest foreign investor in Germany

China was the top foreign investor in Germany last year, ahead of the United States, Switzerland and France, the government development agency Germany Trade & Invest said on Thursday.

Biggest state election ‘critical for Merkel’

Biggest state election ‘critical for Merkel’

The early election in Germany’s biggest state due in May is being seen by analysts and some politicians as a vital pointer to what may happen in next year's general election.

Most fugitive neo-Nazis ‘hiding out in the west’

Most fugitive neo-Nazis ‘hiding out in the west’

Most neo-Nazis wanted for violent crimes have gone underground in western Germany, debunking popular assumptions that eastern regions are more hospitable to far-right extremists.

Cameraman steps on budding bunny star

Cameraman steps on budding bunny star

A German TV cameraman had one of the worst days of his career on Wednesday - while filming a unique no-eared rabbit, he stepped on it. “Til” was killed instantly.

What’s on in Germany:  March 15 – 21

What’s on in Germany: March 15 – 21

This Week's Highlights: St. Patrick's Day in Berlin, Feist in Frankfurt, and Europe's biggest book fair begins in Leipzig.

Gauck to be made president on Sunday

Gauck to be made president on Sunday

Former East German rights activist Joachim Gauck will be elected Germany's ninth post-war president on Sunday, putting easterners in the country's two most powerful offices for the first time.

Authorities threaten to deport baby

Authorities threaten to deport baby

German immigration authorities are threatening to deport an eight-month old Serbian baby, sending the child a letter demanding it leaves the country within a week otherwise it would be forced to go.

Schlecker tells staff who will lose jobs, starts sale

Schlecker tells staff who will lose jobs, starts sale

Around half the people working at bankrupt drug store chain Schlecker discovered on Wednesday evening that their shops were to be closed down – and they were out of a job.