German joins EU group against women’s quota

German joins EU group against women’s quota

Germany seems set to torpedo attempts to establish a legally required women’s quota in management by the European Union, according to a letter written by the two relevant ministers.

New rules drive suicide firm to Switzerland

New rules drive suicide firm to Switzerland

A German assisted suicide organisation said on Friday it had opened an office in Switzerland for fear of possible prosecution at home.

SPD turns from idea of working with Merkel

SPD turns from idea of working with Merkel

The Social Democratic Party (SPD) is turning against the idea of a “grand coalition” with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Two of the three potential chancellor candidates said this weekend they would not work with her.

Brits jailed for stealing museum rhino horns

Brits jailed for stealing museum rhino horns

Two British men who stole rhino horns from a museum to sell on the Asian market as medicine and potency drugs were sentenced to prison in Germany on Friday.

Merkel worries Arab violence could spread

Merkel worries Arab violence could spread

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday voiced her "great concern" about the violence spreading in Arab countries over an anti-Islamic film as she condemned an attack on the German embassy in Khartoum.

Germany ready to help Japan go non-nuclear

Germany ready to help Japan go non-nuclear

Germany stands ready to help Japan with the "demanding" goal of phasing out nuclear energy by drawing on its own nuclear exit progress, a government spokesman said on Friday.