German mother jailed for killing 8 babies

German mother jailed for killing 8 babies

A German appeals court on Monday confirmed a 15-year prison sentence handed to a woman for killing eight of her newborn babies in the country's worst post-war infanticide case.

German airlines nix onboard mobiles despite EU approval

German airlines nix onboard mobiles despite EU approval

German airlines remain cool to in-flight mobile services despite EU approval on Monday of technology allowing air passengers to use their phones throughout Europe.

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German KfW bank boss resigns amid subprime mess

The head of German state development bank KfW, Ingrid Matthäus-Maier, has resigned amid the subprime mess at its affiliated business lender IKB.

Holocaust survivors: German rail restrictions ‘undignified’

Holocaust survivors: German rail restrictions ‘undignified’

German state railway operator Deutsche Bahn has outraged Holocaust survivor groups by refusing to allow a traveling train exhibition into Berlin's main station.

Court: Tossed döner kebab no danger to human dignity

Court: Tossed döner kebab no danger to human dignity

A court in Munich ruled on Monday that a chewed-on döner kebab thrown at a restaurant worker posed no threat to her dignity as a human being.

Mass grave from Thirty Years’ War found in Bavaria

Mass grave from Thirty Years’ War found in Bavaria

Construction workers have discovered a mass grave from the Thirty Years' War while laying a pipeline in the German state of Bavaria.

Dead patient with ‘imaginary’ illness to be compensated

Dead patient with ‘imaginary’ illness to be compensated

The relatives of a German patient who died after being wrongly accused of imagining his illness will be paid for the medical mistake.

Russian billionaire Blavatnik said interested in Air Berlin

Russian billionaire Blavatnik said interested in Air Berlin

Russian billionaire Leonard Blavatnik wants to invest in the German low-cost airline Air Berlin, airline boss Joachim Hunold told the Berlin daily Der Tagesspiegel in comments published on Monday.

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Verdi charges Aldi with illegal activity

German public worker’s union Verdi has charged the northern branch of discount grocery chain Aldi for breaking the German works council constitution act, the Monday edition of daily Süddeutschen Zeitung reported on Monday.

Town hopes Nietzsche’s grave can halt coal mine

Town hopes Nietzsche’s grave can halt coal mine

The people of Röcken are looking to late German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche to save them. The eastern German town has for 108 years been the proud resting place of Nietzsche and it has now turned his grave into its strongest argument to halt a coal mining project that would wipe it off the map.

NRW checking police holiday logs in Libya scandal

NRW checking police holiday logs in Libya scandal

In the affair involving secret training of Libyan security forces by German police, Interior Minister Ingo Wolf for the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) has announced that the state will review the last few years of vacation records for all police special forces officers.