German paediatrician jailed for serial child abuse

2016-03-10 18:09

A German court has sentenced a paediatrician to more than 13 years in jail followed by indefinite preventive detention for sexually abusing 21 boys as young as four.

German rail passengers face more chaos

2015-05-20 18:12

German rail travel was paralysed by an open-ended strike, as the government prepares a law to stop unions from bringing entire sectors to a standstill.

Germany scraps $140m arms deal with Russia

2014-08-04 14:21

Germany has stopped a major deal to provide a fully equipped training camp to Russian forces due to the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, the government says.

Global warming turns up the heat

2013-01-14 16:33

Global warming has caused monthly records for heat to increase fivefold in frequency, according to a study by scientists in Germany and Spain.

Kenyan priest awarded rights prize

2012-04-17 09:07

Kenyan priest John Webootsa has been awarded a French-German human rights prize for his work in one of the most overcrowded slums in the East African country, organisers of the prize say.


German captive released in northern Afghanistan

2015-05-29 10:09

A German national kidnapped by Taliban militants in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz has been released, police have confirmed.

German rail strike set to continue

2014-11-07 10:00

A German court has dismissed an attempt by rail operator Deutsche Bahn to halt a nationwide strike that has paralysed the country.

Woman shoots dead 10 of her dogs, self

2013-02-12 21:40

A German woman, who lived with 13 dogs, has shot dead 10 of her pets and then killed herself when authorities came to take away the animals.

Man tells customs lizards were for lunch

2012-05-09 18:17

A German man stopped at customs with 49 live exotic lizards in his bag claims they had been destined for the cooking pot and even offered to bite one's head off to prove it, say officials.

Germany braces for May Day clashes

2011-04-30 19:00

Police in German are bracing for what has become traditional May Day violence, fearing clashes with both leftist and right-wing extremism.

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