German Pirates reject founder’s child porn call

German Pirates reject founder’s child porn call

The German Pirate Party has distanced itself from Rick Falkvinge, the Swede credited with founding Europe's Pirate movement, over his call for owning child pornography to be legalized.

More are working for low wages

More are working for low wages

The proportion of people working for low wages in Germany is on the increase in what appears to be a long-term trend, data published by the national statistics office Destatis on Monday showed.

Lack of cheap flats risks creating ‘luxury ghetto’

Lack of cheap flats risks creating ‘luxury ghetto’

Düsseldorf risks becoming a “luxury ghetto”, as it does not bother to use its social housing budget, leaving the city centre to developers, a housing official warned.

‘Finger-biting train station stripper’ nabbed

‘Finger-biting train station stripper’ nabbed

A man was arrested on Sunday night for exhibitionism and biting a policeman's finger so hard it broke, after he allegedly stripped at Braunschweig's main railway station and violently resisted arrest.

‘Bonksville’ opens ‘path of love’ for frisky walkers

‘Bonksville’ opens ‘path of love’ for frisky walkers

The council of Poppenhausen needs no lessons in cashing in on its name, which translates as something like "Bonksville." The picturesque Hessian village now boasts its own unique "path of love" for frisky ramblers.

German Paralympians bag 66 medals in London

German Paralympians bag 66 medals in London

The 2012 Paralympics drew finished on Sunday with German athletes having won 66 medals, a total that put them in eight place. First was taken by China, second by Russia and third went to competition hosts, the UK.

Jews, Muslims protest for right to circumcise

Jews, Muslims protest for right to circumcise

Several hundred demonstrators gathered in Berlin on Sunday to protest for a law safeguarding those practicing religious male circumcision. German lawmakers have promised to meet their demands, but doctors have expressed warnings.

City struggles to fire teacher for ‘racial abuse’

City struggles to fire teacher for ‘racial abuse’

A German teacher being investigated for calling a student a nigger has been shifted around from school to school for at least 12 years because his racism upsets parents – but authorities are struggling to fire him.

Three dead, ten injured in airfield accidents

Three dead, ten injured in airfield accidents

Three people include a 15-year-old girl died and ten were injured in two separate airfield accidents in southern Germany on Sunday. One involved a helicopter, the other a light aircraft.

FM: Nuclear-armed Iran ‘not an option’

FM: Nuclear-armed Iran ‘not an option’

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said on Sunday that a nuclear-armed Iran was "not an option" as he called on Tehran to hold "substantial negotiations" over its controversial atomic programme.