Ex-president ‘hid’ prize money in private account

Ex-president ‘hid’ prize money in private account

Former President Christian Wulff has been accused of putting prize money destined for charity into his personal bank account – and not declaring it. Prosecutors are considering whether to start proceedings against him.

Anti-<i>Bild</i> campaign mars paper’s birthday stunt

Anti-Bild campaign mars paper’s birthday stunt

Populist newspaper Bild made it into the record books for its 60th anniversary edition at the weekend, distributing a record 41 million free copies to German households. But not everybody shared in celebrating the tabloid’s birthday.

Germans panic-buy over-priced Swiss houses

Germans panic-buy over-priced Swiss houses

Wealthy Germans are being pushed into panic-buying property at sky-high prices in Switzerland as fears grow for the safety of their euro assets, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Finance minister: more political powers for EU

Finance minister: more political powers for EU

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble called for EU member states to hand more powers to the European Union in "major political areas", Der Spiegel news magazine reported Saturday.

Toxic gas found on German warships

Toxic gas found on German warships

Engineers on five new German navy warships must constantly wear gas masks after poison gas was found in the engine rooms, according to a newspaper report on Sunday.

Gay pride parade targets Russian repression

Gay pride parade targets Russian repression

Camp costumes and colourful drag flooded the streets of Berlin on Saturday as hundreds of thousands took part in the city's annual Christopher Street Day gay pride parade.