Rwanda genocide case in German spotlight

2015-05-21 21:08

A Rwandan already behind bars for assisting a massacre in Rwanda could face life in prison after Germany's top court said he was also guilty of other crimes.

Merkel insists on invitation to Egyptian leader Sisi

2015-05-20 13:45

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has insisted that she would go ahead with a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, despite opposition from within her government.

Queen Elizabeth II to visit Nazi camp where Anne Frank died

2015-05-18 16:00

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is to visit the site of Nazi concentration camp Bergen-Belsen during her state visit to Germany, Buckingham Palace says.

2 dead, 20 injured in German train accident

2015-05-16 18:02

A train has hit a truck at a road crossing in western Germany, killing two people and injuring at least 20 others.

Europe opens door to 20 000 migrants, UK opts out

2015-05-13 16:45

The European Union's executive has proposed taking in 20 000 migrants over two years and distributing them across Europe, a plan Britain has already opted out of.

700 cannabis plants found next to Berlin station

2015-05-11 18:31

700 cannabis plants were found on a traffic island next to a Berlin subway station.

German train drivers end long strike

2015-05-10 19:00

Germany's rail network has started returning to normal after train drivers ended a near one-week-long strike, the longest in the history of Deutsche Bahn.

EU to cut sales tax on online newspapers

2015-05-07 13:50

The EU executive will propose cutting the bloc's sales tax on online newspapers in a move that would bring them into line with print media, says EU president.

Tornado hits north Germany

2015-05-06 13:21

One man has been killed and more than 30 people injured when a tornado and violent storms hit northern Germany, ripping tiles off roofs, downing trees and overturning cars.

5 paintings missing since World War II returned to Germany

2015-05-06 11:15

Five paintings missing since World War II are being returned to Germany from the United States so that they can be given back to their rightful owners, the State Department and Monuments Men Foundation says.


Russian return to G7 'unimaginable' for now

2015-05-21 13:38

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a return of Russia to the Group of Seven major industrialised nations is "unimaginable" as long as it flouts international law in Ukraine.

French, German leaders appeal for end to use of fossil fuels

2015-05-19 13:34

The leaders of France and Germany urged the world to 'decarbonise', to completely phase out use of fossil fuels this century as pressure grows to end carbon-dioxide emissions.

Germany investigates policeman accused of beating refugees

2015-05-18 14:14

German authorities are investigating allegations of assault by a police officer, a Hanover prosecutor has confirmed after a media report that a pair of refugees had been assaulted and hazed while they were in detention.

Russian teen faces prosecution over Nazi post

2015-05-13 17:47

Prosecutors in southern Russian are investigating a 16-year boy on suspicion of posting remarks on social media in support of the 1939 Nazi invasion of Poland.

Israeli, German presidents condemn rising anti-Semitism

2015-05-12 13:36

The presidents of Israel and German have warned of growing anti-Semitism as they marked half a century of diplomatic ties, 70 years after the end of World War II and the Holocaust.

Israeli president welcomed to Germany

2015-05-11 13:16

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has received an official welcome to Germany, beginning a three-day state visit to mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Germany marks 'liberation' from Nazis 70 years on

2015-05-08 13:17

Germany celebrated its "liberation" from the Nazis 70 years ago, with the speaker of parliament Norbert Lammert hailing the willingness of the country's neighbours to forgive.

Four suspected right-wing terrorists arrested in Germany

2015-05-06 17:32

Four suspected right-wing extremists arrested in Germany were planning attacks on mosques and asylum-seeker homes, prosecutors have said.

Arsonists attack German asylum-seekers' refuge

2015-05-06 12:18

Police in western Germany says that unidentified arsonists had set fire overnight to housing being prepared for asylum-seekers, causing 50 000 euros worth of damage, before fleeing the scene in a car.

Germanwings pilot may have rehearsed steering plane into rapid descent

2015-05-06 09:03

The co-pilot who is believed to have deliberately crashed a Germanwings jet in the French Alps may have 'rehearsed' steering the plane into a rapid descent on an earlier flight, German daily Bild reports.

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