Merkel ally: I’ll destroy government over EU

Merkel ally: I’ll destroy government over EU

Angela Merkel’s coalition partner has threatened to bring down her government if she continues to make concessions to Europe and accept financial burdens for Germany.

‘Sensational’ world map found after two centuries

‘Sensational’ world map found after two centuries

Munich university librarians have found a missing 500-year-old map by German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller. It is thought to be a smaller version of the 1507 Waldseemüller map that named the newly discovered continent "America."

Bad bank lost €10 billion last year, more to come

Bad bank lost €10 billion last year, more to come

German tax payers will face a bill of nearly €10 billion for the state-owned HRE “bad bank” to cover last year’s losses alone, while further billion-euro losses are expected this year.

Police search for missing boy on island

Police search for missing boy on island

Police have mobilized helicopters, boats and tracker dogs in their search for a young boy who has gone missing on a tiny island in the North Sea.

Teens hit Frankfurt for language Olympics

Teens hit Frankfurt for language Olympics

More than 100 teenagers from across the globe gathered in Frankfurt this week to compete in the German Language Olympics, singling out their favourite words and aiming to learn new ones.

Driver’s legs sawn off from under crashed car

Driver’s legs sawn off from under crashed car

Three people, including the vice-president of a local chapter of the Bandidos gang, were killed in a high-speed road accident in northern Germany last weekend. The driver only survived after his legs were amputated at the scene.

Vattenfall: households will pay for green power

Vattenfall: households will pay for green power

Private households in Germany will see their electricity prices soar to pay for the switch to renewable energy, while wholesale prices for big consumers would be unchanged, power group Vattenfall said on Tuesday.

University sues student who ‘studied too fast’

University sues student who ‘studied too fast’

A private German economics and business university is suing one of its students for lost income after he finished his Bachelors and Masters degrees in about a quarter of the normal time.

Pope’s German friend to guard Vatican orthodoxy

Pope’s German friend to guard Vatican orthodoxy

Pope Benedict XVI on Monday appointed German archbishop Ludwig Müller, a conservative theologian with liberal leanings, to head up the Vatican's powerful orthodoxy watchdog.

Bavarian Alps losing ‘almost all glaciers’

Bavarian Alps losing ‘almost all glaciers’

Global warming will soon leave the Bavarian Alps with just one shrinking glacier, regional authorities warned in their first glacier report on Monday.