Merkel fires minister after election disaster

Merkel fires minister after election disaster

Chancellor Angela Merkel fired her environment minister on Wednesday afternoon, kicking out Norbert Röttgen who led her conservative party to a historic loss in the country’s most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia on Sunday.

Holiday weather offers little to celebrate

Holiday weather offers little to celebrate

Some parts of Germany will be better suited for cross country skis than swim suits over the Thursday bank holiday and long weekend, the German Weather Service (DWD) said on Wednesday.

Merkel gives self and ministers pay rise

Merkel gives self and ministers pay rise

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will soon have an extra €930 in her pocket each month, after the country's cabinet decided on Wednesday to award themselves their first pay rise for over a decade.

Greeks and Spanish flee to Germany in job hunt

Greeks and Spanish flee to Germany in job hunt

Fleeing rising unemployment, people from Greece and Spain poured into Germany last year, fuelling the highest rise in immigration for 16 years, data released by the Federal Statistics Office on Wednesday showed.

‘Blockupy’ protests paralyse Frankfurt

‘Blockupy’ protests paralyse Frankfurt

Germany’s financial centre was in lock-down on Wednesday, with Frankfurt police advising those bankers insisting on turning up to work early not to wear suits – as police moved in to clear a protest camp in the centre of the city.

Teenager ‘wore horror mask to kill pensioner’

Teenager ‘wore horror mask to kill pensioner’

A teenager who killed an old woman by stabbing her 40 times with a knife was wearing a terrifying horror-film style rubber mask during the attack – and then hid it before calling the emergency services, German police say.

Freelancers fight forced pension plan

Freelancers fight forced pension plan

Self-employed workers in Germany are mounting an offensive against a proposed law that would force them to pay at least €350 per month into the public pension system.

Forex trading – how to make sure your money is secure

Forex trading – how to make sure your money is secure

When choosing a forex broker it is important to ensure your broker is secure and transparent and that you understand the cost of trading with them. Below are a few suggestions as to what to look for in a broker in order to be confident that your broker is safe and secure.

Suck-outs and failed bluffs

Suck-outs and failed bluffs

Two German poker players had a really bad week in online poker and lost more than $500,000.

Football hooligans ruin Düsseldorf’s victory

Football hooligans ruin Düsseldorf’s victory

Düsseldorf football fans invaded their own team’s field on Tuesday evening, disrupting the match which their team was about to win. Their opponents only played to the end on police advice to prevent a blood bath, it emerged later.

Left-wingers: we torched EU taskmaster’s car

Left-wingers: we torched EU taskmaster’s car

German left-wing extremists have claimed responsibility for an arson attack against the man they hold responsible for impovershing the Greek people. The attackers burned his wife’s car and threw paint and stones at his house.

Merkel, Hollande: let’s keep eurozone together

Merkel, Hollande: let’s keep eurozone together

French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stressed their desire to keep the eurozone together on Tuesday evening in key talks just hours after France's new leader was inaugurated.