Bundeswehr soldiering on with overheating guns

Bundeswehr soldiering on with overheating guns

German soldiers are probably burning their fingers and missing their targets in long gun battles in Afghanistan after tests showed their guns are overheating, according to a report in Der Spiegel news magazine on Sunday.

Swiss hunt German tax men for ‘spying’

Swiss hunt German tax men for ‘spying’

Three tax inspectors who bought a stolen CD in their chase for German tax evaders have been told they must stay out of Switzerland or face arrest, after a cross-border tax spat turned nasty.

Bomb experts find Nazi V2 rocket in British mud

Bomb experts find Nazi V2 rocket in British mud

A British bomb disposal squad recovered the tail section of a Nazi World War II V2 rocket found submerged in coastal mudflats on Saturday. The British military said the rocket posed no further risk to people living nearby.

Police officer seriously hurt in Frankfurt riot

Police officer seriously hurt in Frankfurt riot

A police officer was seriously hurt in clashes between police and anti-capitalist demonstrators in Germany’s finance capital Frankfurt on Saturday. Protestors also reported injuries and mass arrests from their ranks.

Reichstag to become Kids’ Dome in summer

Reichstag to become Kids’ Dome in summer

Determined to get kids into politics, the German government is turning the Reichstag's famous glass dome into a "kids zone" during the summer recess - complete with Bobby cars to zoom down the famous spiral walkway.

Car park murder cops arrest another teenager

Car park murder cops arrest another teenager

After the embarrassment of holding the wrong man for three days, police hunting the killer of a young girl in northern Germany have arrested another suspect – with reports that his DNA matches traces found at the scene of the crime.