Top Hells Angel gets four years in jail

Top Hells Angel gets four years in jail

A German court has jailed a top Hells Angel for more than four years for a series of crimes including human trafficking and grievous bodily harm. His testimony sparked raids across the country and a hunt for a body cemented into a building.

Storks get high-tech bling for epic trek

Storks get high-tech bling for epic trek

White storks are about to leave Germany for Africa for the winter. A common sight in the marshy north of the country, the birds remain rare around the Rhine. Kate Hairsine took to the heights to see some young ones being ringed.

Fake suicide vest prompts Salafist raids

Fake suicide vest prompts Salafist raids

The discovery of a fake suicide vest at a Berlin flat used by an extremist Salafist Islamist rapper prompted raids of around 70 addresses across the country by more than 1,000 police officers, it emerged on Thursday.

Germans agree on fiscal pact vote this month

Germans agree on fiscal pact vote this month

The German government and opposition agreed on Thursday that parliament would vote on ratifying the EU fiscal pact and the bloc's new bailout fund on June 29, the ruling parties said.

Four held as cops target fascist web masters

Four held as cops target fascist web masters

Police arrested four people suspected of running an international far-right extremist website after early morning raids on 24 addresses in 11 of Germany’s 16 states – and one in Britain – on Thursday.

Blood money – is it okay to pay donors?

Blood money – is it okay to pay donors?

The German Red Cross (DRK) has called for new blood donors to keep stocks filled, but say private institutes offering cash could deprive them of the precious red stuff. Is paying for blood okay or should it remain an honour system? Have your say.

Nazi camp guard’s son: ‘docs killed my dad’

Nazi camp guard’s son: ‘docs killed my dad’

The son of former Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk accused German doctors Wednesday of performing a "medical execution" and called for an investigation into his father's death at a nursing home.

Merkel: limits to German economic strength

Merkel: limits to German economic strength

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that the eurozone crisis would dominate next week's G20 summit but warned world leaders that her powers to act were limited.

What’s on in Germany:  June 14 – 20

What’s on in Germany: June 14 – 20

This Week's Highlights: An art festival in Berlin, a new ballet in Hamburg, and Munich celebrates its 854th birthday.

Cash ‘threatens search for fresh blood’

Cash ‘threatens search for fresh blood’

The German Red Cross (DRK) warned this week that private clinics offering money for blood could pose a threat to the country's national blood banks, who do not offer cash for donations.