German inflation at 15-year high

German inflation at 15-year high

German inflation has dug in at a 15-year high of 3.3 percent, according to an estimate for July released by the national statisics service on Tuesday.

German scientists discover hard-drinking tree shrew

German scientists discover hard-drinking tree shrew

German scientists have discovered a Southeast Asian tree shrew that likes to drink beer, but apparently doesn’t get drunk no matter how much it hits the sauce.

Archaeologists unlocking ‘German Stonehenge’ secrets

Archaeologists unlocking ‘German Stonehenge’ secrets

Archaeologists have begun to unlock the mystery of a Bronze Age site in the eastern German state of Saxony-Anhalt being compared to England's Stonehenge - except it's made of wood instead of rock.

Siemens to sue former executives for corruption scandal

Siemens to sue former executives for corruption scandal

German engineering giant Siemens said on Tuesday it will pursue former directors for damages, in an unprecedented move linked to a corruption scandal which broke nearly two years ago.

Son beheads father in Thuringia

Son beheads father in Thuringia

A 23-year-old German man in Hildburghausen is suspected of killing and beheading his father, public prosecutors in the eastern German state of Thuringia said on Tuesday.

Girl gang attacks Munich man for talking on mobile too loudly

Girl gang attacks Munich man for talking on mobile too loudly

A multi-cultural group of teenage girls attacked a man in a Munich metro train on Monday evening because he was talking on his mobile phone too loudly, Bavarian police reported on Tuesday.

Anaemic ‘Rhinegold’ opens Dorst’s ‘Ring’ in Bayreuth

Anaemic ‘Rhinegold’ opens Dorst’s ‘Ring’ in Bayreuth

Despite its short running time, the first installment of Tankred Dorst's production of Richard Wagner's sprawling four-opera "Ring" will leave you squirming in your seat, writes AFP's Simon Morgan.

Lambsdorff demands McCain retract ‘fawning Germans’ comment

Lambsdorff demands McCain retract ‘fawning Germans’ comment

A member of Germany’s Free Democratic Party (FDP) has called on US presidential candidate John McCain to retract his spokesman’s comment labelling Germans as “fawning” for turning out in great numbers for a speech by Barack Obama in Berlin last week.

Former leftist German terrorist denied early release from prison

Former leftist German terrorist denied early release from prison

A German court ruled on Tuesday that former Red Army Faction (RAF) terrorist Birgit Hogefeld, who is serving a life sentence for a 1985 attack on a US-Airbase in Frankfurt, is not eligible for parole.

Lufthansa cancels 70 flights amid strike

Lufthansa cancels 70 flights amid strike

German airline Lufthansa said on Tuesday it had cancelled 70 flights on the second day of an open-ended strike called by Verdi trade union for higher wages.

Oracle touts proof SAP stole software

Oracle touts proof SAP stole software

US business software giant Oracle is claiming that it has new proof that its German rival SAP looted its software libraries for competitive advantage.

Finance senator says the poor should bundle up this winter

Finance senator says the poor should bundle up this winter

Berlin’s finance senator has suggested that German citizens wear more clothing if they’re concerned with the rising cost of energy as they try to stay warm this winter.

Merkel’s CDU overtakes SPD as Germany’s biggest party

Merkel’s CDU overtakes SPD as Germany’s biggest party

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union is bigger than its rival Social Democratic Party for the first time in German postwar history, the party announced Monday.