Here comes the sun, say forecasters

Here comes the sun, say forecasters

Germany can finally look forward to warm and sunny weather this week as the disappointing period of rain and storms comes to an end. Forecasters predict Wednesday will be one of the hottest days of the year so far.

Flawless Ferrari wins German Grand Prix

Flawless Ferrari wins German Grand Prix

Fernando Alonso extended his lead in this year's Formula One drivers' world championship on Sunday when he drove to a flawless victory for Ferrari in the German Grand Prix in Hockenheim.

Human rights activists storm French consulate

Human rights activists storm French consulate

"No Border" activists protesting the deportation of asylum seekers occupied the French consulate and party headquarters of the Green Party in Düsseldorf for several hours this weekend. Further protests were planned for Sunday.

Skinny jeans at dawn: Hipster Olympics 2012

Skinny jeans at dawn: Hipster Olympics 2012

Dozens of Berlin scenesters battled it out for the coveted title of “Hipster of the Year 2012” over the weekend, in ironic events such as jute bag jumping, the Club Mate crate race and skinny jeans fighting.

Ex-state premier slammed by own party

Ex-state premier slammed by own party

Former state premier of Baden-Württemberg Stefan Mappus, who stands accused of breach of trust over a multi-billion-euro buy-back of energy company shares, has come under fire from his own conservative party.

Opera star pulls out in swastika tattoo scandal

Opera star pulls out in swastika tattoo scandal

A Russian metal drummer turned star opera singer has pulled out of this year's legendary Bayreuth Festival just three days before the opening premiere - after a scandal broke over a Nazi symbol tattooed on his chest.