German Eurovision hopeful in illness scare

German Eurovision hopeful in illness scare

A full complement of angels will represent Germany at this weekend's Eurovision song contest as No Angels singer Jessica Wahls said she had recovered from a virus and would be able to compete.

Allianz and Commerzbank reportedly bid for Postbank

Allianz and Commerzbank reportedly bid for Postbank

The German insurer Allianz and Commerzbank have put forward a joint bid for Postbank worth €10 billion ($15.7 billion), the weekly Manager Magazin reported on its website Thursday.

German nudist flights scrapped over ‘moral’ qualms

German nudist flights scrapped over ‘moral’ qualms

Despite being fully booked by naturists wanting to take off and strip off, a German travel company said on Thursday it has decided to scrap a special nude flight that had been scheduled for this summer.

Dismembered woman found in suitcase died of head injury

Dismembered woman found in suitcase died of head injury

A woman whose decomposing torso was found this week in a suitcase in the northern German city of Braunschweig died of a head injury, police said on Thursday.

Wrong number: Munich image printed on Berlin phone books

Wrong number: Munich image printed on Berlin phone books

In a galling mix-up for the proud residents of the German capital, Berliners will have to use a phone book for the next year that appears to belong the city's southern rival Munich.

Köhler to stand for second term as German president

Köhler to stand for second term as German president

Conservative German President Horst Köhler on Thursday said he will seek a second term in office, in a move that could create more strife in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition.

German post admits neo-Nazis put Hess on stamp

German post admits neo-Nazis put Hess on stamp

Far-right sympathizers in Germany have managed to get around 20 stamps printed bearing the image of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party deputy Rudolf Hess, Deutsche Post said on Thursday.

What’s on in Germany: May 22-28

What’s on in Germany: May 22-28

Industry says oil price a danger to German economy

Industry says oil price a danger to German economy

The skyrocketing price for oil poses an increasing danger to the Germany economy, the BDI industry group told a newspaper on Thursday.

Drunken German cyclists could face driving ban

Drunken German cyclists could face driving ban

If you thought cycling home after the pub was a good idea, think again. A German court ruled on Wednesday that inebriated cyclists could forfeit their right to drive a car.

Drug addict confesses to deadly Autobahn attack

Drug addict confesses to deadly Autobahn attack

A case involving a chunk of wood thrown from a motorway bridge in Lower Saxony has been solved after a drug addict confessed to killing a woman in a passing car two months ago.

Russian interest in Deutsche Bahn raises concerns

Russian interest in Deutsche Bahn raises concerns

Interest from Moscow in buying part of German rail carrier Deutsche Bahn when it is partially privatized later this year has drawn skepticism from conservative MPs in Germany's ruling coalition, according to a newspaper report on Thursday.