Police rescue boozed-up man from grit bin

Police rescue boozed-up man from grit bin

Bavarian police made an unusual rescue early Sunday morning when they freed a drunken 20-something from a grit bin. He had climbed in to shelter from the rain and got locked inside, it was reported on Sunday.

Germany’s press hails header hero

Germany’s press hails header hero

Germany's media on Sunday celebrated the team's 1-0 victory over Portugal, hailing goal-scorer Mario Gomez for getting the team off to winning ways, but coach Joachim Löw is still pushing for a stronger performance.

Sad seal pups surface at seaside sanctuaries

Sad seal pups surface at seaside sanctuaries

Seal sanctuaries along Germany's northern coastline have started taking in and caring for abandoned or orphaned pups – the first of the season arrived at the end of May, and more are expected.

Four killed in Bavarian helicopter crash

Four killed in Bavarian helicopter crash

Two men and two women were killed on Saturday when their rented helicopter crashed into trees in southern Bavaria and burst into flames. There were no survivors.

Politicians fail to calm fury at sex offender home

Politicians fail to calm fury at sex offender home

Politicians failed to calm the situation in a German village where people have attacked the building housing two sex offenders, and held repeated protests – attracting neo-Nazis calling for the death penalty.

Germany begin Euro 2012 with a win

Germany begin Euro 2012 with a win

A second-half header from striker Mario Gomez may have been enough to give Germany a 1-0 win over Portugal on Saturday in their opening Euro 2012 match, but coach Joachim Löw said he was still tense about their upcoming games.