BND chief reprimanded over journalist spying scandal

BND chief reprimanded over journalist spying scandal

The intelligence committee of the German parliament issued a sharp reprimand on Thursday to Germany's BND intelligence service for spying on German journalists reporting on Afghanistan, but stopped short of demanding that its director resign.

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Brandenburg teens get 8 years for killing homeless man

Two 16-year-old German boys were sentenced to eight years in juvenile detention on Thursday for killing a homeless man.

Celebrating spring with flowers and wine in Werder

Celebrating spring with flowers and wine in Werder

Thankful Germany’s miserable spring weather finally seems to be improving, Tom Norton decides to explores two favourite Teutonic pastimes – nature and booze – ahead of the Werder Tree Blossom Festival.

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German man jailed for abusing Cambodian girl

A German man was sentenced to two years in jail by a court in Phnom Penh on Thursday for molesting a 14-year-old Cambodian girl.

German MPs ratify EU Lisbon treaty

German MPs ratify EU Lisbon treaty

The German parliament voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to ratify the European Union's Treaty of Lisbon, a new legal framework for the EU that replaces the rejected European constitution.

Business confidence tumbles as German slowdown looms

Business confidence tumbles as German slowdown looms

German business confidence posted a steeper-than-expected decline on Thursday, just as the government forecast a slowdown in Europe's biggest economy next year.

What’s On In Germany: April 24 – 30

What’s On In Germany: April 24 – 30

This Week's Highlights: Museum Nights in Frankfurt and Hamburg, a Dance Party in Dortmund, and Elvis in Berlin!

Germany may hike tax on dirty cars

Germany may hike tax on dirty cars

Drivers of cars with high carbon dioxide emissions are likely to see their annual licensing fees rise again under a new German Finance Ministry plan, according to a report on Thursday in Bild newspaper.

Report: BND spied on more German journalists

Report: BND spied on more German journalists

The scope of a scandal involving Germany’s BND intelligence service spying on German journalists reporting on Afghanistan is now believed to be much wider than initially thought.

BlackBerry maker to open research facility in Germany

BlackBerry maker to open research facility in Germany

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) announced Wednesday it will soon open its first research facility outside of Canada in Bochum, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany.

Suspect in €3.6 million theft caught on German train

Suspect in €3.6 million theft caught on German train

More than a year as a fugitive ended during a routine ticket check on a German train for a man suspected of stealing €3.6 million, a police spokesman in Munich confirmed on Thursday.

Germany’s Merkel calls for action on food crisis

Germany’s Merkel calls for action on food crisis

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the international community to stave off a global food crisis by doing all it could to lower prices.