German girl ‘kept like an animal’ for eight years

German girl ‘kept like an animal’ for eight years

A German girl has been rescued by Bosnian police after allegedly being held captive by a couple for eight years during which she was forced to eat pig feed and pull a horse-cart.

Coburg medieval town centre hit by fire

Coburg medieval town centre hit by fire

At least 13 people suffered smoke inhalation in a fire which destroyed four historic half-timbered buildings in Coburg, Bavaria, at the weekend.

Nazi war criminal, 90, dies at large – in Bavaria

Nazi war criminal, 90, dies at large – in Bavaria

A Nazi war criminal who escaped from a Dutch jail after the war and evaded all attempts by the Netherlands to get him back has died at the age of 90 in Germany, it was confirmed on Sunday.

Germany eighth as Sweden wins Eurovision

Germany eighth as Sweden wins Eurovision

Sweden won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night, with Loreen leaving the other candidates swamped in her wake. Germany’s contender Roman Lob came in eighth but said he was happy with a “super” result.

German horror as Syrian regime kills nearly 100

German horror as Syrian regime kills nearly 100

Germany's foreign minister said Saturday he was "horrified" by reports that more than 90 people had been massacred in a Syrian town, and said those responsible must be punished.

Weakened Germany loses to Switzerland 5-3

Weakened Germany loses to Switzerland 5-3

Germany slumped to an error-plagued 5-3 friendly defeat to Switzerland on Saturday, a worrying setback just two weeks out from Euro 2012 where they will be amongst the favourites.