Gymnastics medal the first since 1936

Gymnastics medal the first since 1936

Marcel Nguyen collected the first all-round gymnastics medal for Germany since 1936 when he took silver on Wednesday evening. Two bronze medals followed in judo and table tennis on Thursday.

ECB ‘could oppose Germany and buy bonds’

ECB ‘could oppose Germany and buy bonds’

A highly anticipated meeting of the European Central bank ended in disappointment on Thursday, with ECB head Mario Draghi failing to announce any concrete measures to stop the Eurzozone crisis.

Property prices soar but ‘no danger of bubble’

Property prices soar but ‘no danger of bubble’

Low interest rates and the flight to property in a time of economic uncertainty have led to rocketing German property prices, particularly Berlin and Hamburg – but there seems to be little danger of a market bubble.

Bishop calls for blasphemy laws

Bishop calls for blasphemy laws

A Catholic bishop has called for a blasphemy law in Germany, saying all religions deserved legal protection from attack in order to preserve human dignity.

Germans find evidence of Antarctic rainforest

Germans find evidence of Antarctic rainforest

The icy Antarctic coast was once a lush green subtropical rainforest, teeming with plants, trees and insects, a German scientist told The Local – after finding pollen from trees in ancient rock samples deep under freezing waters.

German professor held in US ‘to stop bloodbath’

German professor held in US ‘to stop bloodbath’

Police in California have arrested a German university professor after he wrote about gunning down students at his late son's high school and then killing himself, it was reported on Thursday.

What’s on in Germany: Aug 2 – 8

What’s on in Germany: Aug 2 – 8

This week’s highlights: Bike "hacking" in Berlin, techno festivals near Frankfurt and one of Europe's biggest metalhead events in Schleswig-Holstein.

Stasi spy pastor leaves church in disgrace

Stasi spy pastor leaves church in disgrace

A pastor admitted in a newspaper interview Wednesday to spying for East Germany's Stasi secret police for 20 years and said he was leaving his ministry with the Lutheran Church of Sweden.

Police shoot ill man after hammer attack

Police shoot ill man after hammer attack

Two German policemen could be charged with manslaughter after shooting dead a mentally ill man who attacked them with a hammer, a state prosecutor said on Wednesday.

Most Germans would keep job after lotto win

Most Germans would keep job after lotto win

Just 15 percent of Germans would walk out of work if they won a fortune and 68 percent said they would work as a volunteer, a recent survey revealed. Most said they would not expect the money to make them happy though.

Beach towel wardens police cruise ships

Beach towel wardens police cruise ships

The idea of Germans getting up at dawn to claim sun loungers with their towels may be a cliché, but one cruise ship company has appointed wardens to police how long such loungers have been reserved but unused.