Afghan spying scandal grows

Afghan spying scandal grows

Kabul believes Germany’s foreign intelligence service may have spied on several Afghan ministers, a newspaper said on Saturday, after news broke that the agency illicitly monitored the economy minister’s emails.

German security camera thief filmed in the act

German security camera thief filmed in the act

Police in Hof have arrested a 20-year-old man for stealing two security cameras – after he was filmed in the act by a third one.

Porsche chief bugged with baby monitor

Porsche chief bugged with baby monitor

Tension in the fight over Volkswagen and Porsche has been ramped up by reports over the weekend that attempts were made to bug Porsche chief Wendelin Wiedeking using a baby monitor planted in his hotel room.

Filmmaker Fatih Akin takes four German film prizes

Filmmaker Fatih Akin takes four German film prizes

Fatih Akin cleaned up at the German Film Prize awards on Friday night, taking home four, including two gold "Lola" awards for his film Auf der anderen Seite, or "The Edge of Heaven."

‘Tollpatsch’ crowned best loanword in German

‘Tollpatsch’ crowned best loanword in German

The best German word with foreign roots has been chosen as Tollpatsch which can be translated as 'clumsy oaf' in English, but has its basis in Hungarian.

Merkel welcomes China’s offer to talk with Tibet

Merkel welcomes China’s offer to talk with Tibet

German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed China’s offer of talks with a representative of the Dalai Lama, saying she hoped it would ensure a “peaceful” and “successful” Beijing Olympics, in an interview to be published Sunday.