Widespread flight cancellations in German strikes

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled after public-sector workers walked off the jobs at airports in Frankfurt, Munich, Duesseldorf and several other German cities in a strike for higher wages.

German education minister quits over plagiarism row

Germany`s education minister resigned after university decided to withdraw her doctorate, finding that she plagiarised parts of her thesis an embarrassment for Chancellor Angela Merkel`s government.