Athletics official dies after javelin accident

Athletics official dies after javelin accident

An elderly athletics official measuring a javelin competition died on Sunday afternoon after being speared in the face and neck at a Düsseldorf contest.

Escaped rapist found with woman and children

Escaped rapist found with woman and children

A dangerous German prisoner who escaped while on a visit to his son has been found hiding in the house of a mother of three who he met just a week earlier via a television station's chat forum.

Coalition split on equal rights for gay couples

Coalition split on equal rights for gay couples

The government is split over the idea of giving gay couples the right to adopt children and the same tax privileges as married heterosexual couples.

Study shows slim chance for fat job candidates

Study shows slim chance for fat job candidates

Overweight people have a tougher time when it comes to landing a job according to a German study which showed recruiters discriminate against them – with fat women facing the most prejudice.

China correspondents ask Merkel for help

China correspondents ask Merkel for help

German journalists working in China on Sunday called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to urge Beijing to improve reporting conditions when she arrives for talks in the Chinese capital this week.

‘Racism the problem’ – 20 years after Rostock

‘Racism the problem’ – 20 years after Rostock

Thousands of people gathered in Rostock over the weekend to mark the 20th anniversary of what is viewed as the worst attack against foreigners the country has seen since the Second World War.