Germany denies interest in Pentagon’s armed drones

Germany denies interest in Pentagon’s armed drones

Germany on Tuesday disputed an announcement by the Pentagon that it was seeking to buy MQ-9 Reapers, the new armed drones that the United States recently began flying in Iraq and Afghanistan.

German policewomen get special safety bras

German policewomen get special safety bras

Germany's federal police have begun distributing special wire-less safety bras to some 3,000 female officers to prevent potentially lethal chest injuries, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Sony buys BMG stake from Bertelsmann

Sony buys BMG stake from Bertelsmann

Sony on Tuesday agreed to buy the 50 percent it does not already own in music giant Sony BMG from German media group Bertelsmann.

Victoria Beckham related to German friend of Karl Marx

Victoria Beckham related to German friend of Karl Marx

A hobby historian says he's discovered that Posh Spice, also known as Victoria Beckham, is a descendant of a German communist from Heilbronn who was close to Karl Marx.

Germany wants limits for uranium levels in drinking water

Germany wants limits for uranium levels in drinking water

The German Health Ministry is reportedly preparing to establish maximum levels for uranium in drinking water after a study found the radioactive material in water supplies throughout the country.

Former East German parliament steel headed to Dubai

Former East German parliament steel headed to Dubai

At one time the Palace of the Republic in Berlin was the most prestigious building in communist East Germany, and now steel from the dismantled building will be used for the world's highest skyscraper and in VW car engines, German daily Bild reported on Tuesday.

German tourist feared dead in Swedish sailing accident

German tourist feared dead in Swedish sailing accident

A 58-year-old German man is believed to have fallen overboard from his sailboat and drowned during Monday night's storm over southern Sweden and the North Sea.

Adidas Q2 strong despite limping Reebok

Adidas Q2 strong despite limping Reebok

Adidas, the second biggest sports equipment maker, posted Tuesday a 12 percent increase in second quarter net profit, although its troubled US unit Reebok saw first-half sales fall by 11 percent.

High seas injure 23 German ferry passengers

High seas injure 23 German ferry passengers

Twenty-three ferry passengers were injured on Monday evening when high seas broke one of the boats windows, German police reported on Tuesday morning.

German to reunite with North Korean husband after 47 years

German to reunite with North Korean husband after 47 years

A German woman and her sons have travelled to Pyongyang for a reunion with the North Korean husband she last saw 47 years ago in communist East Germany, a report said Tuesday.

Mating German badgers cause police chopper emergency call

Mating German badgers cause police chopper emergency call

Residents of the tiny German town of Vettelschoss alerted police to what they thought were female screams coming from the woods on Monday evening – but after police sent out a helicopter they discovered the noises were coming from mating badgers.