German justice minister demands answers on BND’s role in U.S. spying

German Justice Minister Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger has asked the country's foreign intelligence service (BND) to provide a full explanation after it confirmed that it passed on data to the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

German arms maker to lose $6.5 billion Saudi tanks deal

German defense technology group Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann is about to lose a contract worth $6.5 billion from Saudi Arabia. The Saudis are losing patience over Berlin's foot-dragging on a deal.

Merkel warns against arming Syria militants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned against supplying arms to the foreign-backed militants in Syria, saying the risks of the move are too high.