Belarus double strike leaves Germany red-faced

Belarus double strike leaves Germany red-faced

Second-half goals from striker Vitali Bulyga gave minnows Belarus a shock 2-2 draw on Tuesday against Germany - one of the favourites for next month's Euro 2008.

Standing up for the rights of gays and lesbians

Standing up for the rights of gays and lesbians

The newly dedicated memorial for the homosexual victims of Nazi Germany sends a strong human rights message, says Günter Dworek from the German Lesbian and Gay Federation.

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Germany’s oldest man dies at 107

Germany's oldest man, Franz Künstler, died on Tuesday morning at the age of 107.

German firms grapple with foreign investment

German firms grapple with foreign investment

Warren Buffet, the world's richest man, arrived in Germany last week with his cavernous wallet looking to buy solid, family-run firms in the country's world-beating small and medium-sized business sector.

Entertainment ‘experts’ attack Germany’s Eurovision flop

Entertainment ‘experts’ attack Germany’s Eurovision flop

Top German music and television industry experts have criticized their country's embarrassing performance by the No Angels at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest this weekend.

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EU warns Germany of court action over new ‘VW law’

The European Commission warned Germany on Tuesday it could take new legal action against a new "Volkswagen law" that retains Lower Saxony's de facto veto over takeovers of the carmaker.

Berlin’s ILA air show takes off

Berlin’s ILA air show takes off

Berlin’s ILA aerospace trade show taxied into position on Tuesday, with a record number of exhibitors and visitors expected to head to the city’s Schönefeld airport this week.

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German man dies during S&M sex act

A man in the German state of Lower Saxony has been killed during a sadomasochistic sex act, police said on Tuesday.

Ballack looks to Euro glory after Champions defeat

Ballack looks to Euro glory after Champions defeat

German captain Michael Ballack has shrugged off his disappointment at losing out to Manchester United in last Wednesday's Champions League by saying he couldn't wait for Euro 2008 to begin.

German gas costs set to soar this summer

German gas costs set to soar this summer

Natural gas companies in Germany are expected to increase prices by up to 17 percent between June and July, German daily Bild reported on Tuesday.

Dairy farmers strike over milk prices

Dairy farmers strike over milk prices

The German Federal Dairy Farmers Association (BDM) has begun a nationwide milk delivery strike on Tuesday in a strong reproach against creamery pricing practices.

German crucified frog sculpture upsets Italy

German crucified frog sculpture upsets Italy

A sculpture of a crucified frog at a modern art museum in Italy has stirred controversy in the staunchly Roman Catholic country.