44 medals earns German Olympic team 6th place

44 medals earns German Olympic team 6th place

Germany finished the Olympic Games on Sunday in a respectable 6th place with 44 medals - three more than they took home in the Beijing Games four years ago.

Germany: no more chances for Greece

Germany: no more chances for Greece

Economy Minister Philipp Rösler said he was disappointed with the efforts of debt-wracked Greece to implement reforms, while a senior conservative said Germany would block further aid if the country did not fall in line.

Minister demands tax break for gay couples

Minister demands tax break for gay couples

German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger upped the pressure on Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble over the weekend to give registered gay couples a tax break.

Schlecker boss ‘paid family business assets’

Schlecker boss ‘paid family business assets’

Prosecutors investigating drugstore founder Anton Schlecker suspect him of having paid his wife €60,000 a month for years leading up to the Schlecker bankcrupcy, Der Spiegel magazine wrote on Sunday.

Mystery winner bags record lotto loot

Mystery winner bags record lotto loot

A mystery German bagged a record-breaking jackpot of €27.5 million - despite only having 6 out of 7 numbers - after a 13-week rollover on the Euro Jackpot lottery. Yet a majority of Germans don't believe money can buy happiness.

Security services record Islamist exodus to Egypt

Security services record Islamist exodus to Egypt

German security services have recorded a leap in the number of radical Islamists traveling to Egypt, according to a report due to be published in Monday's Der Spiegel magazine.

Germany fights hard to defend hockey gold

Germany fights hard to defend hockey gold

Germany won the Olympic title for the second successive time when they triumphed 2-1 against the Netherlands, the former champions, in a blood and thunder final on Saturday.