Weekend of storms kills four, injures 100

Weekend of storms kills four, injures 100

Four people were killed and over a hundred injured as heavy electrical storms lashed Germany over the weekend. Many areas sustained severe structural damage causing power cuts and disruption to train services.

Syphilis cases rise in Germany

Syphilis cases rise in Germany

The number of cases of syphilis is rising in Germany - particularly among gay men in urban areas, according to newspaper reports on Sunday.

French breathalyzer law to hit German drivers

French breathalyzer law to hit German drivers

From Sunday German drivers crossing the border into France will have to carry their own breathalyzer kit or face a fine, as a new law comes into force designed to remind motorists of the dangers of drink driving.

Germany and US ‘benefit from closer ties’

Germany and US ‘benefit from closer ties’

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Germany and the United States would benefit from having a closer relationship - if they can first manage to overcome their differences.

East German soldiers dying more than West

East German soldiers dying more than West

A disproportionate number of German soldiers killed in Afghanistan come from eastern Germany or immigrant backgrounds, according to a newspaper report.

Wagner opera house gets ‘world heritage’ status

Wagner opera house gets ‘world heritage’ status

Germany's Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth, famous for its annual Wagner festival, is joining the list of sites classed by UN cultural body UNESCO as world heritage, the organisation said on Saturday.