German parents jailed for starving daughter to death

German parents jailed for starving daughter to death

A German mother and father were sentenced on Wednesday for murdering their 5-year-old daughter Lea-Sophie by starvation.

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Steinmeier heads to Georgia to mediate Abkhazia crisis

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier will travel to Georgia and Russia this week in a bid to help end the conflict over the separatist Georgian region of Abkhazia, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

Berlin twins born with different skin tones

Berlin twins born with different skin tones

A Berlin couple got an interesting surprise this week when the woman gave birth to twins with very different skin tones.

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Germany blocks eastern European workers until 2011

Germany has decided to keep restrictions on workers from new EU member states in eastern Europe until 2011, the Labour Ministry said on Wednesday.

German intruder turns out to be albino rabbit

German intruder turns out to be albino rabbit

Mysterious tapping noises late on Tuesday night caused residents in an apartment building in Wetter in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia to alarm police, who broke into the empty apartment only to find an albino rabbit amusing himself in his cage, police reported on Wednesday.

Five Germans rescued from Austrian Alps

Five Germans rescued from Austrian Alps

Germans have been keeping Austrian mountain rescue workers busy after five hikers had to be saved in the Alps in three separate incidents this week.

Saving the German way

Saving the German way

Germans might be known as a nation of tightwads, but there’s more to the country’s thriftiness, writes Roger Boyes, the Berlin correspondent for British daily The Times.

Barge collision causes huge oil spill near Hamburg

Barge collision causes huge oil spill near Hamburg

Some 400 tonnes of diesel fuel spilled into the Elbe River near Altengamme after two barges collided, police in Hamburg reported on Wednesday.

Scores of Berliners evacuated after WWII bomb find

Scores of Berliners evacuated after WWII bomb find

Thousands of Berliners had to find a place to sleep on Tuesday night after they were evacuated so police could defuse a 500-kilogramme (1,100-lbs.) bomb from the Second World War.

Munich begins Oktoberfest set up

Munich begins Oktoberfest set up

Preparations for Germany’s most famous Oktoberfest began in Munich on Wednesday.

German inflation at 14-year high in June

German inflation at 14-year high in June

German consumer prices rose by 3.3 percent in June on a 12-month basis, the biggest increase since December 1993, final figures released Wednesday by the national statistics office Destatis showed.

German prosecutor probes WWII massacre in French village

German prosecutor probes WWII massacre in French village

A German prosecutor arrived in the town of Maillé in eastern France Tuesday to shed light on a World War II massacre and possibly find the perpetrators.