Berlin sticks to guns ahead of G20

Berlin sticks to guns ahead of G20

Berlin will not bow to pressure to boost growth with more borrowing and will "maintain that line" at this month's G20 summit, a German government source said Tuesday.

Mystery ‘forest boy’ shows face 10 months on

Mystery ‘forest boy’ shows face 10 months on

Berlin police have released a photograph of the English-speaking boy known as Ray, nearly a year after he showed up claiming to have no idea who he was and that he had been living in the German woods for five years.

Son jailed for three years for ‘mercy-killing’ mum

Son jailed for three years for ‘mercy-killing’ mum

A 26-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in prison for killing his mother several years after a riding accident left her in a vegetative state.

Seasonal workers have rights to family support

Seasonal workers have rights to family support

Foreign seasonal workers have the right to child support money paid by the German government while they are in the country, the European Court of Human Rights decided on Tuesday.

Power firm ‘spent €200m on Russian favours’

Power firm ‘spent €200m on Russian favours’

A lobbyist has accused German electricity company EnBW of systematically spending €200 million on sham contracts – distributing the money to churches, chess schools and other “politically useful causes” in Russia.

MPs cannot read ‘badly translated’ EU papers

MPs cannot read ‘badly translated’ EU papers

The lower house of the German parliament, the Bundestag, sending dozens of European Union documents back to Brussels, slowing down crucial political work, because MPs can't make any sense of the translations.

Windy palm tree peril kills holidaymaker

Windy palm tree peril kills holidaymaker

A German holidaymaker was killed lying in a hammock when he was hit by a piece of palm tree dislodged by a sudden rogue wind - his friend was also badly injured.

Al-Qaeda: Germans caused engineer death

Al-Qaeda: Germans caused engineer death

Al-Qaeda's north African branch has blamed the German government for the recent death of a hostage in a botched rescue raid in Nigeria, and warned Berlin to improve its treatment of Muslims.

Half of new German televisions are online

Half of new German televisions are online

Almost half of all televisions sold in Germany are now internet-compatible, according to an estimate by electronics industry association Bitkom.