Holocaust contrition ‘too much for new generation’

Holocaust contrition ‘too much for new generation’

German President Joachim Gauck has warned against elevating Holocaust commemoration to "a quasi-religious dimension,” as he met Palestinian leaders in the West Bank on Thursday.

Kidnapped German killed in raid to save him

Kidnapped German killed in raid to save him

A German engineer kidnapped in Nigeria in January and purportedly held by al-Qaeda's north African branch was killed by his captors on Thursday during a military raid to save him, security sources said.

Jail for dad who killed daughters in car fireball

Jail for dad who killed daughters in car fireball

A man who murdered his two young daughters by drugging them, strapping them into his car and then setting it on fire after a custody battle with his former wife was jailed for life in Germany on Thursday.

Obituary mix-up gave man’s mum heart attack

Obituary mix-up gave man’s mum heart attack

A man whose mother had a heart attack when she saw his picture over an obituary in a German newspaper has been given just €300 to cover the cost of the flight he took to reassure her he was alive.

WSOP 2012 – the German hopes
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Women catching up men in smoking deaths

Women catching up men in smoking deaths

Nearly 14,000 women died of cancers closely related to smoking in 2010, an increase of 36 percent on ten years previously, the Federal Statistic Office said on Thursday – World No Tobacco Day.

Irish ‘mad at Merkel’ as they vote on Fiscal Pact

Irish ‘mad at Merkel’ as they vote on Fiscal Pact

Anti-German sentiment on the Emerald Isle was said to be running high on Thursday as Irish voters entered the polls to deliver their verdict on ratifying the European Union Fiscal Pact pushed by Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Unemployment down but ‘cracks showing’

Unemployment down but ‘cracks showing’

Headline unemployment in Germany declined further in May, shrugging off the eurozone debt crisis, although there are signs the downward trend is slowing, official data showed on Thursday.

Wooden plane crashes, burns, kills four

Wooden plane crashes, burns, kills four

A 47-year-old man and his two teenage children were killed along with the pilot just minutes into a pleasure flight in a wooden plane which crashed into a forest and burst into flames in western Germany.

Merkel talks Syria, euro crisis with Obama

Merkel talks Syria, euro crisis with Obama

German chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Barack Obama on Wednesday discussed the euro crisis and the need for an end to violence in Syria in a video conference along with leaders of France and Italy.

Doggie bags, smaller servings to cut waste

Doggie bags, smaller servings to cut waste

Restaurants should offer smaller portions and take-out containers to pack up uneaten food to reduce food waste, Germany's consumer minister and a leading restaurant organisation said on Wednesday.