Government torn over future of intel service

Government torn over future of intel service

A row erupted on Saturday within the German government about the future of the country's scandal-hit domestic intelligence service. The justice minister wants to make it smaller, an idea the interior minister dismissed.

Wet and windy weather continues

Wet and windy weather continues

It may be July, but Germany is set for some wet and windy weather over the weekend and into next week, national weather service (DWD) said on Saturday.

‘Horror Landlord’ politician could face jail

‘Horror Landlord’ politician could face jail

A German politician turned landlord has been charged with fraud for massively overcharging his welfare benefit tenants and even renting out uninhabitable cellars as flats.

Germany buys data on suspected tax dodgers

Germany buys data on suspected tax dodgers

Authorities in the west German region of North Rhine-Westphalia have bought data on German clients of a Swiss bank suspected of tax evasion, a report said on Saturday.

Jobs fears rise after shock Opel resignation

Jobs fears rise after shock Opel resignation

General Motors was pressed by unions Friday to respect job pledges at its German unit Opel after the shock resignation of its chief executive and as Europe's car sector struggles with overcapacity.

Germany pledges ‘right to circumcise’

Germany pledges ‘right to circumcise’

The German government on Friday pledged quick action to protect the right of Jews and Muslims to circumcise baby boys on religious grounds, after a court ruling that prompted international outcry.