Broke west German towns eye savings banks

Broke west German towns eye savings banks

Broke west German towns are preparing to break open their piggy banks – by getting the savings banks that they partly own, to contribute to public budgets.

Germans warned of Toulouse-style terror

Germans warned of Toulouse-style terror

As France takes stock after a shoot-out on Thursday which killed the man believed to have murdered seven, including three Jewish children and a rabbi, Germans were warned they could face the same horror on their streets.

Germans will all face organ donor question

Germans will all face organ donor question

In an exceptionally emotional debate, characterized by unusual unity across party lines, the German parliament took a first step Thursday toward approving an organ donation law.

Biological fathers denied right to paternity

Biological fathers denied right to paternity

Biological fathers do not have the right to legal paternity if their kids already have a daddy, the European Court for Human Rights ruled on Thursday, rejecting the pleas of two German men.

Unemployment to keep falling in 2012

Unemployment to keep falling in 2012

The number of people out of work in Germany will continue to fall this year, even if not so sharply as in the past two years, the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) forecast on Thursday.

Ex-Chancellor’s wife mounts political stage

Ex-Chancellor’s wife mounts political stage

Former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder is facing a future as a house-husband after his wife Doris was elected to stand for his Social Democratic Party in their home city of Hannover on Wednesday night.

What’s on in Germany:  March 22 – 28

What’s on in Germany: March 22 – 28

This Week's Highlights: English theatre in Munich, a “Dream House” in Berlin, and “the world's most glamorous opera star sings in Hamburg.

Megaupload boss asked for butler while on bail

Megaupload boss asked for butler while on bail

A New Zealand court granted Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom NZ$60,000 (€36,800) a month in living expenses Thursday as he awaits a US bid to extradite him on online piracy charges. His request for a butler and nannies was rejected.

Minister: we need some neo-Nazi informants

Minister: we need some neo-Nazi informants

Removing all informants from the far-right NPD party would leave German investigators without enough insight on the neo-Nazi scene, Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said Thursday amid pressure to stop all information payments.

Bayern and Dortmund in German cup final

Bayern and Dortmund in German cup final

The two top teams in the Bundesliga will face off in Berlin's Olympic Stadium on May 12 for the German cup final, following a win Wednesday evening from Bayern Munich.