Liberals grit teeth ahead of May state election

Liberals grit teeth ahead of May state election

Angela Merkel’s junior ruling coalition partner, the Free Democratic Party, is putting its best foot forward despite facing almost certain wipe-out in May's election in Germany’s most populous state.

Nazi death camp guard Demjanjuk dies

Nazi death camp guard Demjanjuk dies

John Demjanjuk, a convicted Nazi death camp guard who has died at the age of 91, was one of thousands of Soviet prisoners of war recruited by the Germans as foot soldiers of the Holocaust.

Football fans defy match ban, end up in fight

Football fans defy match ban, end up in fight

German football fans determined to get around a ban dressed in their opponents’ team colours to sneak into a match on Friday – and then got involved in a mass brawl.

Chocolate – the cash smugglers’ choice

Chocolate – the cash smugglers’ choice

Germany’s borders brought in around 10 percent more earnings for the federal government last year than the previous one, topping €123 billion, while the ingenuity of those trying to avoid customs continues to amuse.

Turkish PM cancels visit, protests due without him

Turkish PM cancels visit, protests due without him

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has cancelled his planned visit to Germany on Saturday where he was due to receive a prize for “tolerance and humanity” – and where tens of thousands of people were planning protests.