Poor marks expected for teacher parking fee idea

Poor marks expected for teacher parking fee idea

Cologne authorities are bracing themselves for a telling off after suggesting teachers in the city pay up to €50 a month to park their cars at school, it was reported on Monday.

Sleep walker locks self out in naked nightmare

Sleep walker locks self out in naked nightmare

A German man who locked himself out of his house while sleep walking naked grabbed a doormat to hid his privates before flagging down a car and calling the police.

Priests rebel to include remarried divorcees

Priests rebel to include remarried divorcees

German priests are rebelling over accepting remarried divorcees into their churches, forcing a confrontation between their bishop and Catholic authorities.

Top economist predicts Greek exit in five years

Top economist predicts Greek exit in five years

The chief economist at Germany's second largest bank, Commerzbank, said on Monday he thinks Greece will no longer be using the euro in five years time.

Energy giant pulls plug on nuclear power

Energy giant pulls plug on nuclear power

German power giant RWE will build no more nuclear power stations - not only in Germany, where nuclear power is to be phased out by 2022 - but anywhere in the world, the company announced on Monday.

Anglers chip fish to batter poaching attempts

Anglers chip fish to batter poaching attempts

Northern German fishermen are hiring private security guards and putting microchips into eels in an attempt to tackle poachers who are emptying their lakes of fish.

Germany play Greece in euro crisis showdown

Germany play Greece in euro crisis showdown

Of all the quarter-final clashes at Euro 2012, Germany versus Greece will be the most closely watched, with the tie being seen through the prism of the sovereign debt crisis threatening the eurozone.

Hacker collective mocks cops after raids

Hacker collective mocks cops after raids

Internet activist collective Anonymous released a video on Sunday evening ridiculing the police's latest raids against the group across Germany.

Munich votes against third runway

Munich votes against third runway

The people of Munich voted against the construction of a third runway in a referendum held on Sunday. The result is a sharp slap in the face for the leading parties in the Bavarian capital.

Germany reaches out to compliant Greeks

Germany reaches out to compliant Greeks

Eurozone countries extended Sunday a hand of compromise to Greece after the victory of parties supporting the country's international bailout, signalling some flexibility on the painful reforms.