German rower: ‘It was my decision to quit’

German rower: ‘It was my decision to quit’

Germany's ex-Olympic rower Nadja Drygalla has spoken out for the first time after being sent home from the Olympic Games for her relationship with a neo-Nazi. Her boyfriend has also left the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD).

Clearing begins at Frankfurt ‘Occupy’ camp

Clearing begins at Frankfurt ‘Occupy’ camp

A handful of anti-capitalism protesters were evicted Monday from the makeshift village of tents at the foot of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt where they have held vigil for the past 10 months.

Squirrel dies despite police olive oil rescue

Squirrel dies despite police olive oil rescue

The week got off to an emotional start for police officers in a small German town after they poured energy - and olive oil - into freeing a squirrel with its head stuck in a manhole cover, only to find it had died of stress a couple of hours later.

Half of Germans approve of euthanasia businesses

Half of Germans approve of euthanasia businesses

Nearly half of Germans are in favour of legalising euthanasia businesses, a recent survey revealed. The German parliament is still divided over proposed changes to assisted suicide laws.

Germany: Signs of regime erosion in Syria

Germany: Signs of regime erosion in Syria

Germany said on Monday that the defection of Syrian prime minister Riad Hijab pointed to the rapid "erosion" of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.

‘No ignoring Bundestag’ Berlin tells EU

‘No ignoring Bundestag’ Berlin tells EU

German leaders warned Monday against bypassing national parliaments in eurozone crisis-fighting after Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti urged government chiefs to defend powers to take quick decisions.

German vicar goes limp in ‘erotic service’

German vicar goes limp in ‘erotic service’

A much-hyped "erotic church service" failed to be the taboo-breaking celebration of sex that the media had hoped for on Sunday. The sermon featured neither practical demonstrations nor adult language, but did have Elvis.

Bolt thanks his German doctor ‘Mull’

Bolt thanks his German doctor ‘Mull’

Olympic 100-metre champion Usain Bolt, who confirmed his rank as the fastest man on the planet on Sunday night, thanked the Munich orthopaedist who treated his back a month before the Games as he celebrated.

Festivalgoer accidentally gases himself

Festivalgoer accidentally gases himself

A 22-year-old died from carbon-monoxide poisoning at a German heavy metal festival on Saturday, a newspaper reported. He is thought to have fallen asleep near a power generator.

Autobahn network ‘needs a face lift’ at 80

Autobahn network ‘needs a face lift’ at 80

The German autobahn system will be 80 years old on Monday - and some say the road network is starting to show its age.