German politicians eye Kinder surprise egg ban

German politicians eye Kinder surprise egg ban

German lawmakers floated - and then quickly retracted - the idea of a ban on the massively popular confection Kinder surprise eggs on Thursday amid alledged safety concerns.

Study shows at least 136 died at Berlin Wall

Study shows at least 136 died at Berlin Wall

At least 136 people died between 1961 and 1989 at the Berlin wall, two more than previously thought, researchers announced on Thursday.

German developer causes ruckus with $1,000 iPhone app

German developer causes ruckus with $1,000 iPhone app

Armin Heinrich, a German software developer, has riled the tight-knit Apple community by developing an application for the iPhone that costs $1,000 – simply to show that the owner can afford it.

Allianz shares plunge after profit warning

Allianz shares plunge after profit warning

Shares in the German insurance group Allianz plunged on Thursday after the group warned that it would not reach its operating profit target going into 2009 following a difficult second quarter.

German teenagers take a poke at neo-Nazi bad apples

German teenagers take a poke at neo-Nazi bad apples

Teenagers in the eastern German state of Brandenburg are trying to root out neo-Nazi bad apples with an elaborate satire of far-right dress and slogans.

What’s on in Germany: August 7 – 13

What’s on in Germany: August 7 – 13

This Week's Highlights: Nena in Berlin, Chinese ballerinas in Frankfurt, and a summer festival in Stuttgart.

Ex-minister Clement regrets sparking SPD row

Ex-minister Clement regrets sparking SPD row

Former German Economy Minister Wolfgang Clement said on Thursday that he regrets the hurt feelings of his fellow Social Democrats (SPD), which sparked a row that led to his expulsion the party last week.

Chinese embassy in Berlin hit by protests

Chinese embassy in Berlin hit by protests

One day before the start of the Olympics in Beijing, over a hundred protestors gathered in front of the Chinese embassy in Berlin on Thursday to demonstrate for human rights.

German football clubs put price on Olympic dream

German football clubs put price on Olympic dream

Werder Bremen and Schalke 04 have decided to let their Brazilian stars stay at the Beijing Olympics - at a price.

German trade surplus surges in June

German trade surplus surges in June

Germany's trade surplus surged in June, data released on Thursday showed, offering some relief after a bleak series of figures pointing to a severe economic slowdown.

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Kidnapped German-Afghan freed in Kabul

A German-Afghan businessman kidnapped nearly two weeks ago in Kabul was freed early on Thursday from captors who had been demanding ransom, Afghanistan's intelligence agency said.

Lufthansa cancels flights amid new strike

Lufthansa cancels flights amid new strike

Only days after solving a labour dispute, Lufthansa was once again forced to cancel flights on Thursday amid a pilot strike at the German airline’s CityLine unit.