Cat shipped across Germany in box survives

Cat shipped across Germany in box survives

A house cat that climbed unnoticed into an open box took a trip he wasn’t expecting. He was shipped 700 kilometers in the parcel across Germany but emerged from the journey unscathed.

One in nine in Berlin wants the Wall back

One in nine in Berlin wants the Wall back

A new survey has found that every ninth person in Berlin and even more in the surrounding state of Brandenburg wants the Berlin Wall back. Life was better back then, Wall supporters said.

What’s on in Germany: July 10-16

What’s on in Germany: July 10-16

German privacy experts wary of Google photo project

German privacy experts wary of Google photo project

Cars mounted with roof-top cameras on them have been trolling the streets of Berlin, Munich and Frankfurt, taking pictures for Google’s “Street View” service. But German data protection officials fear it breaches citizens’ privacy.

Kurdish rebels set conditions for German hostages’ release

Kurdish rebels set conditions for German hostages’ release

Kurdish rebels confirmed they had kidnapped three Germans on a climbing trip in eastern Turkey, the pro-Kurdish Firat news agency reported Thursday. They called on Germany to end its "hostile policies" against the Kurdish people.

Foul weather to stay indefinitely

Foul weather to stay indefinitely

Germans can continue their customary complaints about the weather, because the soggy, moody weather is here indefinitely, the German Weather Service (DWD) reported on Thursday.

Lufthansa wage talks break down

Lufthansa wage talks break down

Another strike at German flag carrier Lufthansa came one step closer as wage negotiations between the airline and the Verdi services union collapsed on Thursday, according to a Lufthansa spokesperson and the union.

Blackstone fund to put €1 bln in German wind farms

Blackstone fund to put €1 bln in German wind farms

The US investment fund Blackstone plans to invest more than €1 billion ($1.57 billion) in German offshore wind farms, a press report said on Thursday.

German Olympic officials face Stasi probe

German Olympic officials face Stasi probe

The German Olympic Sport Federation is conducting a probe into the histories of all German coaches and officials, and those found to have been involved in the East German Stasi secret police will not be allowed to participate in the games, the Leipziger Volkszeitung reported on Thursday.

A turd in Tempelhof

A turd in Tempelhof

Ben Knight tours Berlin’s sadly declined symbol of imperial grandeur and Cold War heroics with an American professor.

Tokio Hotel fans camp for days before concert

Tokio Hotel fans camp for days before concert

Thirty young girls have been camping for days outside Geneva’s largest concert hall to get front row standing space at a gig by teen rock group Tokio Hotel, a Swiss newspaper said Wednesday.

Agents at German sumbarine firm charged with spying

Agents at German sumbarine firm charged with spying

Two South Korean agents of a German submarine builder were charged Thursday with stealing military secrets, prosecutors said.