Court: Catholic church can fire lesbian

Court: Catholic church can fire lesbian

The German Catholic Church can fire the head of a kindergarten for being a lesbian – but not until she has finished her maternity leave, a court ruled on Tuesday.

Activists offer cash for info on tank makers

Activists offer cash for info on tank makers

A group of activists has offered a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the German arms manufacturers reportedly planning to deliver up to 800 tanks to Saudi Arabia - and sent one of the company's owners a bullet by post.

White House parking mix up leaves Rösler on foot

White House parking mix up leaves Rösler on foot

German Vice Chancellor Philipp Rösler was forced to walk through Washington D.C. on Tuesday after his driver had his license confiscated by traffic police – for parking in front of the White House.

German authorities to sue ‘lying Dutchman’

German authorities to sue ‘lying Dutchman’

Berlin's youth welfare office is planning to sue Robin van Helsum, the Dutch 20-year-old who threw himself at their mercy ten months ago, spinning a tale of living rough in the forest with his father.

Investor confidence hit by Spain’s struggles

Investor confidence hit by Spain’s struggles

Funds which invest in Germany are taking fright that the eurozone crisis is hitting the economy, the powerhouse on which eurozone debt rescues largely depend, a survey showed on Tuesday.

Sugary kids’ drink gets misleading ad award

Sugary kids’ drink gets misleading ad award

German food campaigners handed out this year's "Golden Windbag" award for misleading advertising on Tuesday - a "healthy" fruit tea aimed at infants and packed with sugar.

German MPs get more say in EU decisions

German MPs get more say in EU decisions

Germany's top court on Tuesday boosted the parliament's role in future talks on European treaties but analysts said it would not affect Chancellor Angela Merkel's chances of ratifying an EU bailout fund.

Merkel’s plan for euro ‘encourages’ Obama

Merkel’s plan for euro ‘encourages’ Obama

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has left US President Barack Obama feeling "encouraged" by Europe's plans to move out of its economic crisis after talks on Monday, the White House said.

‘Canadian Psycho’ extradited from Germany

‘Canadian Psycho’ extradited from Germany

Porn actor Luka Rocco Magnotta, accused of killing a student, dismembering his body and posting parts of it to politicians, was extradited from Germany to Canada on Monday in a case that sent shock waves across the globe.

Airport wasted millions on soundproofing

Airport wasted millions on soundproofing

The German capital's farcical attempts to build a new airport took another disastrous turn on Monday when it emerged that 2,000 flats had been poorly soundproofed and would have to be re-done - at three times the price.