Police seek murderer of 11-year-old girl

Police seek murderer of 11-year-old girl

German police are looking for a "young male, dressed in dark clothes" believed to have sexually assaulted and murdered an 11-year-old girl, who was found in a multi-story car park in Emden, northwestern Germany on Saturday night.

Fewer drugs deaths but more crystal meth

Fewer drugs deaths but more crystal meth

The number of Germans who died after taking drugs dropped 20 percent last year compared to 2010. But authorities warned that crystal meth was making inroads into German drug culture.

Early summer weather ends at weekend

Early summer weather ends at weekend

Bad news for sunbathers, but good news for plants, as a cold front pushes back across Germany this week bringing chilly temperatures and bucketfuls of rain, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Monday.

Football legend blasts Sky TV ‘Muppet Show’

Football legend blasts Sky TV ‘Muppet Show’

German World Cup legend Rudi Völler has launched an extraordinary attack against the football coverage on Sky TV, saying the pundits were Muppets.

Commuters, parents hit by public sector strikes

Commuters, parents hit by public sector strikes

Commuters were left struck at train stations and parents at home with their children on Monday as tens of thousands of public sector workers went on strike ahead of talks with employers this week.

Five walk away from helicopter crash

Five walk away from helicopter crash

Five Germans taking a pleasure flight at a spring fair were lucky to escape injury after their helicopter crashed. Their pilot was hurt and had to be taken to a nearby hospital – in a helicopter.

Cop shoots at cop in slapstick robbery

Cop shoots at cop in slapstick robbery

A bungling Berlin policeman called to a jewellery shop robbery fired his gun at a colleague in plain clothes who had also answered the call – but was such a bad shot that no-one was hurt.

Twitter nests in Berlin

Twitter nests in Berlin

Twitter is setting up a specific Germany headquarters and has chosen to base it in Berlin – despite Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent rejection of a personal invitation to join the microblogging network.

Merkel: We need a strong Britain in EU

Merkel: We need a strong Britain in EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it would be "catastrophic" to allow Greece to leave the eurozone because of its debt problems, and underlined the need for Britain within the European Union.

Zebra crossings scene of fifth of road accidents

Zebra crossings scene of fifth of road accidents

Pedestrians heading for a zebra crossing may be making a bad decision. One in five people hit by cars or bikes are on the black-and-white stripes, figures released on Monday show.