Germany gives rights to tiny babies who die

Germany gives rights to tiny babies who die

A German law which meant that very small babies were not recognised as people – meaning that when they died due to miscarriage or after a premature birth, they could often not be buried – has been changed.

Judge: Commerzbank must pay bonuses

Judge: Commerzbank must pay bonuses

Germany’s second-biggest bank, the Commerzbank, has been ordered to pay more than €50 million in bonuses to workers who had been promised the money by the Dresdner Bank before it was taken over by Commerzbank.

Facebook party flop spares politician’s wallet

Facebook party flop spares politician’s wallet

Bavaria’s state premier was spared an enormous bar bill at his Facebook party in a swanky Munich nightclub on Tuesday night – because only a fraction of the guests he invited showed up.

Germany ‘best EU state for migrant job hunters’

Germany ‘best EU state for migrant job hunters’

Germany is one of the easiest places for non-EU immigrants to find a job compared with other European countries, thanks to the language courses and low level of illegal employment, a study revealed on Wednesday.

Killer neo-Nazis seen at play in holiday snaps

Killer neo-Nazis seen at play in holiday snaps

German police have published private holiday photos of the neo-Nazi terrorist cell known as the National Socialist Underground, whose series of racially-motivated murders was uncovered late last year.

‘Greece out of euro’ calls multiply in Germany

‘Greece out of euro’ calls multiply in Germany

German politicians have called for Greece to leave the eurozone and return to the Drachma, as the country fails to form a government following Sunday’s election in which mainstream parties were punished for EU austerity measures.

‘They’re my dinner,’ says lizard smuggler

‘They’re my dinner,’ says lizard smuggler

A German man who was caught with nearly 50 live reptiles in his luggage at Munich airport told customs officials they were his "personal food supply" - and offered to bite off the head of one to prove it.

Driver hits group waiting for metro – kills one

Driver hits group waiting for metro – kills one

A 64-year-old man was killed and four people left injured after a driver lost control of his car and ploughed into a group of people waiting at a metro stop on Tuesday evening in Hannover, Lower Saxony, police announced.

Cop suspended for radical Islamist beliefs

Cop suspended for radical Islamist beliefs

Western German police chiefs have suspended an officer after they discovered he belonged to a branch of Salafist Muslim fundamentalists, and had been distributing radical religious material, it was reported on Tuesday.

Germany faces inflated Nato drone bill

Germany faces inflated Nato drone bill

Germany’s bill for the Nato drone defence system seems set to rise by about a quarter to hit nearly half a billion euros, according to secret Finance Ministry documents.