'World's oldest message in a bottle' reaches granddaughter in Germany

A message in a bottle tossed in the sea off Germany 101 years ago, believed to be the world's oldest, has been presented to the sender's granddaughter, a museum said on Monday.

Germany opens lesbian-only cemetery

Activists listen to the recital of a poem as they attend the opening ceremony of a lesbian-only cemetery in Berlin.

What may be Europe's first lesbian-only burial place has opened in a forested Christian Lutheran graveyard in the German capital.

Germany's Angela Merkel calls White House over phone monitoring fears

Angela Merkel

Germany has received information that US intelligence may be spying on the mobile phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel, who called US President Barack Obama to protest.

1500 paintings seized by Nazis found in Germany

Customs office in Garching, southern Germany

A private stash of 1500 paintings that were seized by the Nazis, including works by Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse, has been found in Germany, a news magazine has reported.

Spying claims: Germany calls in UK ambassador

The British Embassy in Berlin

German diplomats called in the British ambassador in Berlin after a report in the London-based Independent newspaper that the UK diplomatic mission in the city may have tapped German government...

Art works stolen by the Nazis continue to haunt modern Germany

People stand outside the Nazi-curated travelling exhibition, 'Degenerate Art,' (Entartete Kunst).

Mark Hudson The 20th century was not short of ''notorious'' artistic events: the riot at the premiere of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in 1913, the unveiling of Marcel Duchamp's Fountain, a urinal exhibited as a...

Germany's Angela Merkel makes plea for ex-Soviet republics

Angela Merkel

Alison Smale Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded on Monday that Russia allow its onetime subjects - particularly in Ukraine - to exercise the sovereign right to make alliances as they choose.

After NSA leaks, Germany to step up counterintelligence: official

Germany's domestic intelligence agency is planning to expand its counterintelligence operations to include friendly countries following revelations about the United States' extensive spying...

Germany suspects its stolen cars travelling to Tajikistan

Stolen German BMWs have turned up in Tajikistan

What started as a technological aid to police has turned into an international diplomatic incident, as German authorities are now convinced that scores of high-end autos stolen here have ended up in...

Germany's leader Angela Merkel injured skiing

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Melissa Eddy The German Chancellor Angela Merkel has fractured her pelvis in a skiing accident and cancelled all meetings.

Germany is now the 'bordello of Europe'

Romanian prostitutes pose in the brothel Pussy Club in Schoenefeld, Germany.

Bordellos with flat rates, package deals, everyone-at-once gangbangs and airport quickies. This is just a tiny sampling of the erotic specialties on offer these days in Germany, where prostitution...

Pressure rises in Germany over Snowden leaks

Angela Merkel�s chief of staff has been called before parliament for questioning.

Protesters in Germany rally against US spying

Two protesters attend a demonstration against secret monitoring programmes  in Berlin.

Thousands of protesters in cities across Germany took part in demonstrations against spying by the US and other countries.

Hostage drama in Germany ahead of chancellor's visit

A police

A man has taken several people hostage at the city hall in the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt, police say.

Germany in grip of 'disgrace' murder trial

(FILES) A combo of handout photos released by German federal criminal police office on May 8, 2012 shows (L to R) Uwe Mundlos, Beate Zschaepe and Uwe Boehnhardt, alleged members of the farright terror cell National Socialist Underground (NSU). The trial of Beate Zschaepe, charged with complicity in the murders of eight ethnic Turks, a Greek immigrant and a German policewoman between 2000 and 2007 as a founding member and sole survivor of the far-right gang dubbed the National Socialist Underground (NSU), and four co-defendants alleged supporters of NSU opened on May 6, 2013 at a regional court in Munich, southern Germany.



Germany's most high-profile neo-Nazi trial began on Monday after 10 mostly racially motivated murders by a far-right gang that Chancellor Angela Merkel has called a ''disgrace'' for the country.

'Nazi moll' trial begins in Germany

Beate Zschaepe

Ralf Isermann A woman accused of being at the heart of a neo-Nazi killer cell went on trial on Monday in a case that has shocked and shamed Germany, as victims' relatives demanded answers over the state's failure...

Germany's Greens probe 'paedophile links'


Berlin: Germany's opposition Greens party has decided to designate an independent researcher to shed light on the influence a pro-paedophilia group had within the party in the 1980s, a leading party...

Germany's great saviour, or the mother of wasted opportunity?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Nick Miller AFter eight years bad habits get worse, ambitious underlings get impatient, or luck runs out.

Germany named most popular country in world

Bavarians in their traditional Lederhosen outfit

Germany is the most popular country in the world, despite well-publicised protests against its insistence on austerity measures within the European Union, an annual poll for the BBC World Service...

Germany fears revolution if Europe cuts welfare

European anti-austerity protest

Ingrid Melander and Nicholas Vinocur German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned on Tuesday that failure to win the battle against youth unemployment could tear Europe apart, and dropping the continent's welfare model in favour of...