Limp sales hit German sex shop chain Beate Uhse

Limp sales hit German sex shop chain Beate Uhse

Beate Uhse, the publicly listed German sex-shop chain, on Monday posted a pretax loss of €7.9 million in 2007, owing to restructuring costs.

German Interior Minister Schäuble’s fingerprint hacked

German Interior Minister Schäuble’s fingerprint hacked

Hackers from the Chaos Computer Club (CCC) have published German Interior Minister Wolfgang Schäuble's fingerprint online in protest of new German passports that save fingerprints on an electronic chip.

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Germany considering tax fraud probe of Swiss bank UBS

German justice officials are weighing a probe of Swiss bank UBS following a television report that allegedly showed staff ready to assist Germans who sought to commit tax fraud.

The art of discovering Frankfurt

The art of discovering Frankfurt

Germany’s financial capital Frankfurt has the reputation of being a grey place full of boring bankers. But Kasia Dawidowska discovers it’s actually not so dull along the banks of the Main River after all.

Deutsche Bahn posts solid 2007 results despite strikes

Deutsche Bahn posts solid 2007 results despite strikes

The German national railway Deutsche Bahn said on Monday that net profit edged up by 2.1 percent last year to €1.72 billion, despite a series of strikes by train drivers.

‘Flash mob’ floods Berlin McDonald’s with 10,300 burger orders

‘Flash mob’ floods Berlin McDonald’s with 10,300 burger orders

More than 700 people 'flashmobbed' a Berlin train station McDonald's over the weekend, ordering more than 10,300 burgers as part of a spontaneous public gathering.

German public sector wage row resolved

German public sector wage row resolved

Negotiations in the long-running wage dispute between public worker's union Verdi and employers have been successful, Verdi leader Frank Bsirske said in Potsdam on Monday. Further strikes are off the table and talks will continue in committees. Details of the agreement are forthcoming.

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Woman suspected of killing Swedish children rearrested

A 31-year-old German woman suspected of the murders of two young children in Arboga in central Sweden has been arrested for the second time by German police.

Bush won’t ask Germany to increase troops in Afghanistan

Bush won’t ask Germany to increase troops in Afghanistan

US President George W. Bush will not demand Germany send combat troops to southern Afghanistan, but the NATO commander in the strife torn country still wants Berlin to do more.

Lidl apologizes for spying on workers

Lidl apologizes for spying on workers

German discount grocery chain Lidl published a large apology for systematically spying on its employees in newspapers across the country on Monday.

Tokio Hotel singer’s surgery successful

Tokio Hotel singer’s surgery successful

Lead singer of German teen band Tokio Hotel, Bill Kaulitz, is resting comfortably after a successful vocal chord operation that caused the band to cancel upcoming European and American tour dates last week.

‘Satanic Verses’ premiere passes off peacefully

‘Satanic Verses’ premiere passes off peacefully

The first ever stage play based on Salman Rushdie’s book “The Satanic Verses” passed off without incident in Germany on Sunday with police in attendance in case of disturbances.