Frankfurt Airport opens ‘Animal Lounge’

Frankfurt Airport opens ‘Animal Lounge’

Complete with a chill-out area for exhausted elephant keepers and a resuscitation room for distressed tropical fish, Frankfurt Airport's new Animal Lounge opened its doors on Friday.

German researchers want to replace the kilogramme

German researchers want to replace the kilogramme

A prominent German institute has said it plans to redefine the kilogramme, following concerns that the current standard kilo has been shedding weight.

Developing a sensible biofuels strategy for Germany

Developing a sensible biofuels strategy for Germany

Reinhard Schultz from the Social Democratic Party’s (SPD) parliamentary group remains optimistic Germany will continue to develop biofuels despite the government’s recent decision to shelve its E10 project.

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Storm brews over German budget plans

A storm is brewing in Germany's grand coalition government amid signs that the ambitious plans by the government might jeopardize its aim of balancing the budget by 2011.

Man arrested over acid package attacks

Man arrested over acid package attacks

Police have arrested a 45-year-old German man on suspicion of sending three dangerous packages to Austrian politicians last month.

Major US ecstasy smuggler nabbed

Major US ecstasy smuggler nabbed

Slovak police said on Friday they have detained a German accused of playing a major role in trafficking ecstasy pills from Europe to the United States.

Germany liberalizes stem cell research

Germany liberalizes stem cell research

The German parliament the Bundestag voted on Friday morning to liberalize controversial stem cell research.

Candy Bomber Halvorsen: “People had their doubts about the Airlift”

Candy Bomber Halvorsen: “People had their doubts about the Airlift”

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Berlin Airlift. Steve Kettmann spoke with the original “Candy Bomber,” US pilot Gail Halvorsen, about his memories of the unprecedented logistics feat that kept West Berlin free.

Bomb threat closes Koblenz train station

Bomb threat closes Koblenz train station

A bomb threat in Koblenz against a German train activated a large scale police operation and closed the train station on Thursday night.

Germans warned of pensioner power

Germans warned of pensioner power

Former German president Roman Herzog has warned Germany could become a “pensioner’s democracy” following the government’s surprise increase in pension benefits.

Toni’s late brace put Bayern in UEFA Cup semis

Toni’s late brace put Bayern in UEFA Cup semis

FC Bayern Munich was spared an embarrassing end to their UEFA Cup campaign on Thursday, as Luca Toni’s pair of last minute goals allowed the Bavarian side to squeak past Spain’s FC Getafe and into the semifinals.

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Two aid workers for German NGO missing in Afghanistan

German humanitarian organisation KinderBerg International said on Thursday that two of its workers are missing in Afghanistan.