Geriatric German gymnast wows audience

Geriatric German gymnast wows audience

Geriatric German gymnast Johanna Quaas, 86, wowed spectators with impressive floor and parallel bar performances during a break in the 2012 Cottbus Challenger Cup gymnastic competition.

Chemicals plant blast kills one, injures one

Chemicals plant blast kills one, injures one

One person was killed and another injured when a huge explosion shook a chemicals plant in the industrial heart of the German Ruhr Valley on Saturday afternoon. Police told people living nearby to shut windows and stay inside.

Germany breaks finance tax deadlock

Germany breaks finance tax deadlock

Europe's finance ministers crawled towards a compromise on a disputed financial transactions tax Saturday, after a German plan to break a months-long deadlock on the issue won cautious support.

Police seek virtual lynch mob in murder case

Police seek virtual lynch mob in murder case

Attention in the hunt for the killer of a young girl has turned to a virtual lynch mob who used social media to call for violence against a teenager who was arrested in the case but then released.

Ice-skaters take gold for Germany

Ice-skaters take gold for Germany

Germans figure skaters Aliona Savchenko and Robin Szolkowy saw off competition from Russians to win a tight battle for gold at the world championships in Nice, France on Friday.

Public sector pay deal averts further strikes

Public sector pay deal averts further strikes

Further public sector strikes have been prevented by a pay deal reached on Saturday morning giving workers a 6.3 percent raise over two years. German airports were paralysed and many other services disrupted by the strikes.