Swimmers fail to make splash as Olympics open

Swimmers fail to make splash as Olympics open

After a stunning opening ceremony, Germany's enthusiastic start to the Olympic Games was immediately dampened on Saturday with a wet performance from the German swimming sweethearts Paul Biedermann and Britta Steffen.

Germany considers using armed combat drones

Germany considers using armed combat drones

The German defence ministry is considering whether it “could or should” deploy armed unmanned drones in Afghanistan.

Dingo savages German tourist in Australia

Dingo savages German tourist in Australia

A German tourist was savaged by a dingo in northern Australia, officials said Saturday, suffering serious bite wounds to his head, arms and legs.

Chinese ‘theft’ leaves VW competing against self

Chinese ‘theft’ leaves VW competing against self

Volkswagen has said it is investigating allegations reported in a German newspaper that its Chinese partner has been illegally using the German car manufacturer’s patents in its models.

Cruise ship mutiny over Maltese flag

Cruise ship mutiny over Maltese flag

The German president was due on the MS Deutschland, Germany’s famous cruise ship docked in London, on Saturday, just days after a mutiny which saw the captain fired for opposing plans to swap the German flag for a Maltese one.

Germany, France will do ‘everything’ for Eurozone

Germany, France will do ‘everything’ for Eurozone

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande pledged to do "everything to protect the eurozone" after telephone talks Friday.