Bloated jellyfish swarm German coastline

Bloated jellyfish swarm German coastline

Scientists are baffled after thousands of bloated jellyfish turned up on the ocean surface off the Baltic Sea coast of Kiel, Germany on Thursday.

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Heidelberg woman bites rapist’s penis and escapes

A 23-year-old woman in Heidelberg saved herself from a rapist by biting his penis, police said on Thursday.

ECB hikes interest rates

ECB hikes interest rates

The European Central Bank raised its key interest rate as expected by a quarter of a percentage point to 4.25 percent on Thursday to combat surging inflation in Germany and the rest of the euro zone.

ZDF demands UEFA compensation for match blackout

ZDF demands UEFA compensation for match blackout

German public broadcaster ZDF is in talks with UEFA for compensation for repeated broadcast blackouts of the Euro 2008 quarterfinal match between Germany and Turkey last month.

German ‘Black Widow’ murderer jailed for life

German ‘Black Widow’ murderer jailed for life

After a four and a half month trial, the woman known to Germany as the "Black Widow" was handed a life sentence for her role in the murder of four elderly men on Thursday.

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IKB posts lower loss despite subprime mess

The German bank IKB, which flirted with bankruptcy after the US subprime housing crisis erupted, on Thursday posted an annual loss of just €24 million ($38 million) due to a favourable tax effect.

German parents who tried to sell baby on Ebay go free

German parents who tried to sell baby on Ebay go free

The German parents caught offering their baby for sale on Ebay will go unpunished, prosecutors in Memmingen said on Thursday.

Former Airbus boss charged with insider trading

Former Airbus boss charged with insider trading

The German former chief executive of Airbus, Gustav Humbert, was charged Wednesday with insider trading at the planemaker's parent company EADS, a legal source said.

Hottest day of the year makes Germany sweat

Hottest day of the year makes Germany sweat

Much of Germany sweated through the hottest day of the year on Wednesday with temperatures reaching nearly 36 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country.

Germany’s 639-year concert to celebrate 6th chord change

Germany’s 639-year concert to celebrate 6th chord change

The slowest, longest concert in the world will crawl to its sixth tone change on July 5 in the German town of Halberstadt.

All smiles as Bayern’s Klinsmann opens charm offensive

All smiles as Bayern’s Klinsmann opens charm offensive

New Bayern Munich coach Jürgen Klinsmann was all smiles as he faced the media for the first time in his new role as boss of the German giants - despite a photographers' boycott.