1972 Olympic attack clues ‘were ignored’

1972 Olympic attack clues ‘were ignored’

German authorities not only ignored crucial warnings ahead of the 1972 Olympics attack on Israeli athletes which ended in a bloodbath – they also hid their errors for 40 years, according to newly uncovered documents.

Many students ‘lack basic writing skills’

Many students ‘lack basic writing skills’

Students are increasingly starting university without the reading and writing skills needed for a degree, a recent survey of German professors revealed on Monday.

Budget trains steam into Bahn monopoly

Budget trains steam into Bahn monopoly

A new train service challenged Deutsche Bahn's monopoly of the German rail network on Monday, hitting the rails to take passengers between Hamburg and Cologne for as little as €20.

Dentist ‘cut off own finger in fake robbery’

Dentist ‘cut off own finger in fake robbery’

A dentist in eastern Germany who said robbers cut off his index finger with garden shears may have done it himself for an insurance payment, police said on Monday.

Intel fiasco ‘scuppers neo-Nazi party ban’

Intel fiasco ‘scuppers neo-Nazi party ban’

The shredding of secret service files on the German far-right scene could well have ruined any hope of banning the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD), a government party spokesman said on Monday.

German fencer skewers Olympic boards

German fencer skewers Olympic boards

German Olympic fencer Imke Duplitzer has launched an extraordinary attack on the Olympic governing bodies, calling the Games "a sales show with a funfair stall attached."

Merkel unavailable: Romney avoids Berlin

Merkel unavailable: Romney avoids Berlin

Germans hoping to see US presidential candidate Mitt Romney on his European trip will be disappointed, as the Republican has cancelled a Berlin visit amid fears of failing to draw the crowds that President Obama did four years ago.

German taxes spent on training Saudi guards

German taxes spent on training Saudi guards

The federal police force has spent nearly a million euros of German taxpayer's money on training border guards in Saudi Arabia, the government has admitted.

Gunmen rob World Heritage Site vicar

Gunmen rob World Heritage Site vicar

Three armed men robbed the vicar of a UNESCO listed church on Saturday night - waking him up at home and forcing him to hand over valuables. Around one million tourists visit the Wies Church in Bavaria every year.

Vice-chancellor: ‘horror’ of Greek exit has gone

Vice-chancellor: ‘horror’ of Greek exit has gone

German Economy Minister and Vice-Chancellor Philipp Rösler on Sunday reiterated his doubts about whether debt-mired Greece would be able to stay in the eurozone, saying the "horror" of a potential exit had worn off.