Football underwear explosives attacker jailed

Football underwear explosives attacker jailed

A man who injured 33 people including five children when he threw explosives he had smuggled in his underwear, into the crowd at a German football match was jailed for five years on Friday.

Germany cools on finance industry tax idea

Germany cools on finance industry tax idea

Germany will look for an alternative to the cross-border tax on financial transactions – backing away from the French-backed idea which has run into fierce opposition from the finance sector and European governments.

Giant wasp ‘discovered in Berlin museum’

Giant wasp ‘discovered in Berlin museum’

American scientists who found a new species of giant wasp in the jungle of Indonesia reported their find – only to discover a specimen had been sitting in a German museum for more than 70 years.

US airlines fight ‘cash-grab’ ticket tax

US airlines fight ‘cash-grab’ ticket tax

American airlines have launched a legal bid to strike out a tax which adds up to €45 onto every transatlantic plane ticket leaving German soil.

Germany sits on ‘terror’ data collection law

Germany sits on ‘terror’ data collection law

A European data collection law apparently used in France to track down the Toulouse terrorist – is being sat on by the German government.

New president: dare to have more Europe

New president: dare to have more Europe

Joachim Gauck used his first speech as German President on Friday morning to call for the country to “dare to have more Europe” in times of crisis, and for determination in facing down extremists.

Doherty’s drunken car smash costs him €30,000

Doherty’s drunken car smash costs him €30,000

Scandal-plagued British pop star Pete Doherty is paying off a fine for smashing up a car in Berlin during a drunken rampage in monthly instalments – and will not be finished until the end of 2016.

The German who ‘bought a Greek island’

The German who ‘bought a Greek island’

German politicians may have called for Greece to sell its islands to solve its financial crisis as a joke – but one German man seized the initiative, bought a slice of one and is selling his Porsche to build a house. Jenny Hoff met him.

Germany set to ban extreme right party

Germany set to ban extreme right party

Germany is going to try again to ban the extreme right National Democratic Party, which has been linked to a neo-Nazi cell accused of nine racially-motivated killings and the murder of a policewoman.

Police arrest Brit over rhino horn theft

Police arrest Brit over rhino horn theft

Police have arrested a British man on suspicion of helping to steal rhino horns worth around €50,000 from a German museum last month.