German Alps hotel fire kills at least five

A fire that ripped through a hotel in the German Alps on Saturday killed at least five people and wounded seven others, while another person was missing, police said.

German grandmother gives birth to quadruplets at age 65

A 65-year-old German grandmother gave birth to quadruplets at a Berlin hospital this week, with the three boys and a girl born prematurely at 26 weeks being in good health and having a good chance of survival, German TV network RTL reported on Saturday.

Six missing after fire at guesthouse in southern Germany

Police in Germany say six people are missing after a fire at a guesthouse in Bavaria.

German woman, 65 and mother of 13, has quadruplets

 A 65-year-old German woman, who is already a mother of 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, RTL television reported early on Saturday.

Germany set to turn to youth against USA, Gibraltar
Germany set to turn to youth against USA, Gibraltar

Germany coach Joachim Loew says the world champions are set to promote some of their rising Under-21 stars for their friendly against the USA and European qualifier against Gibraltar.

German lawmakers okay new bargaining law for unions

The German parliament passed a new law Friday aimed at preventing small, localised industrial disputes -- such as the recent train drivers` and pilots` strikes -- from paralysing entire industrial sectors.

Merkel says still `a lot to do` for Greek debt deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday there was still a lot of work needed to reach agreement with Greece on its debt bailout, as tortuous talks drag on amid fears Athens could run out of money.

French, German leaders hold talks with Greek PM in Riga

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held "friendly and constructive" debt talks with the leaders of France and Germany on Thursday, but gave no sign of a breakthrough ahead of a crucial June deadline.

Eastern Partnership not an `instrument` of EU enlargement: Merkel

 German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the European Union`s Eastern Partnership project with ex-Soviet states was "not an instrument" of EU enlargement policy.

Russian return to G7 `unimaginable` for now: Merkel

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

Austria confronts Germany over spying allegations

Austrian Minister of the Interior Johanna Mikl-Leitner confronted her German counterpart Thomas de Maiziere over spying allegations via phone call, it was revealed on Wednesday.

German police find missing sculptures made for Hitler

German police said they recovered bronze sculptures and granite reliefs made for Adolf Hitler`s imposing Reich Chancellery that have been missing for years.

Poll shows a third of Germans feel deceived by Merkel in spy row

One in three Germans feels deceived by Chancellor Angela Merkel regarding a row over spying on Germans, but almost half are not very interested in the whole affair, a poll showed on Wednesday.

German rail passengers face more chaos as drivers strike

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn cancelled two thirds of long-distance passenger services Wednesday as train drivers began an open-ended walkout that will last at least one week. 

Nazi letter to Soviet wartime agent found in Japan

A birthday letter from a Nazi foreign minister to a legendary spy credited with helping turn the tide of Germany's advance on Moscow has been found in Tokyo, a book dealer said today.

German cop probed for alleged brutal assaults on refugees

 German prosecutors are investigating a police officer who allegedly abused two refugees, strangling an Afghan man and forcing a Moroccan to eat rotten pork off the floor.

German spy agency gave US information on Osama bin Laden
German spy agency gave US information on Osama bin Laden

Germany`s spy agency BND helped the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in tracking down al Qaeda supreme leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan`s garrison township of Abbottabad, where US Navy SEALS killed him, media reported on Sunday.

Train accident in Germany kills two

 At least two people were killed and 20 others injured when a train collided with a vehicle in the German town of Ibbenbueren on Saturday, a media report said.

Two dead in train collision in northwest Germany: Police

 Two people were killed and 20 others injured Saturday when a passenger train collided with a tractor trailer carrying manure in northwest Germany, police said.