Police raid ‘cosmic’ German commune

Police raid ‘cosmic’ German commune

Around 400 police on Tuesday raided the southern German homes and offices of a guru-like leader of a new age organic farming commune suspected of widespread fraud.

Deutche Bahn compromises with Holocaust exhibition

Deutche Bahn compromises with Holocaust exhibition

German state railway operator Deutsche Bahn has made a significant compromise in the escalating conflict with Holocaust survivor groups, saying Tuesday they will allow the traveling exhibit "Train of Commemoration" to stop at Berlin's Grunewald station instead of the city's main station.

Nokia sets date for Bochum plant closure

Nokia sets date for Bochum plant closure

Nokia, the world's leading mobile phone maker, announced an accord with employees Tuesday on the closure of its plant in Bochum, Germany, including a severance package of €200 million.

Spring cold snap nips northern Germany

Spring cold snap nips northern Germany

At this time last year beach lovers were already packing their picnic baskets, but this year's long winter continues to disappoint would-be sun worshipers.

Smoking ban drives German barkeeper to suicide

Smoking ban drives German barkeeper to suicide

A German barkeeper who hanged himself left behind a suicide note blaming a new public smoking ban for his decision, Bild newspaper reported on Tuesday.

German arachnophobia therapy may become standard

German arachnophobia therapy may become standard

German scientists say they might have found an effective way to help millions of people worldwide who suffer from a debilitating fear of spiders.

Protestors picket Snowflake debut in Nuremberg

Protestors picket Snowflake debut in Nuremberg

Animal rights activists are picketing the Nuremberg zoo on Tuesday to protest what they see as the gratuitous commercialization of polar bear cub Snowflake.

Woman arrested in Vechta dead baby case

Woman arrested in Vechta dead baby case

German police have arrested a 24-year-old woman whom they believe to be the mother of a baby found dead in the woods outside Vechta.

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More Germans need second job to survive

A growing number of Germans are forced to take a second job to make end’s meet, according to the Halle Institute for Economic Research.

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Half of German conscripts unfit for Bundeswehr

Almost half of all German men conscripted in the country’s armed forces are unfit to serve, according to report in Handelsblatt on Tuesday.

Dessau’s gigantic burial pyramid

Dessau’s gigantic burial pyramid

Whimsical plans to make depressed eastern Germany economically viable abound, writes AFP's Emsie Ferreira. A fake tropical paradise has already gone up near Berlin and a gigantic pyramid could be next.