Berlin protestors demand Russian forces leave Georgia

Berlin protestors demand Russian forces leave Georgia

Hundreds of people demonstrated in central Berlin on Tuesday for Russia to pull out of Georgian territory, calling on European powers to do more to stop the fighting.

Munich man jailed for life for killing rich aunt

Munich man jailed for life for killing rich aunt

A 33-year-old German man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his millionaire aunt for fear she would discover he was faking his law studies and cut him out of her will.

Germany planning major celebrations for Berlin Wall anniversary

Germany planning major celebrations for Berlin Wall anniversary

One day ahead of the anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, the German government said it is planning massive celebrations for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain next year.

Freenet bosses to be tried for insider dealing

Freenet bosses to be tried for insider dealing

The two main figures at internet and mobile phone service provider Freenet could be jailed for up to five years, after Hamburg's district court agreed to try them for insider dealing.

Grimm delivers Germany’s first Olympic gold for slalom canoe

Grimm delivers Germany’s first Olympic gold for slalom canoe

The German Olympic team collected its first gold medal of the Beijing Games on Tuesday when 21-year-old Alexander Grimm paddled his canoe to victory in the slalom.

Man sleeping in Düsseldorf station locker for 9 years faces jail

Man sleeping in Düsseldorf station locker for 9 years faces jail

A drug-addicted homeless man who slept for nine years in a luggage locker at Düsseldorf's main train station could face jail after Deutsche Bahn took him to court for repeated trespassing.

Police confirm German identity of fake Rockefeller

Police confirm German identity of fake Rockefeller

Police in Los Angeles have confirmed a man being held in Boston for kidnapping his seven-year-old daughter is a German citizen sought in connection with the 1985 disappearance of a California couple.

Deutsche Bahn reportedly eyeing Italian railway project

Deutsche Bahn reportedly eyeing Italian railway project

Germany’s national railway operator Deutsche Bahn is reportedly planning to enter the Italian passenger train service market.

CD with 17,000 German bank accounts found

CD with 17,000 German bank accounts found

CDs containing information for around 17,000 German bank accounts have reportedly surfaced in what appears to be a massive privacy and fraud scandal.

Germany’s Jung says Georgia must pursue NATO bid

Germany’s Jung says Georgia must pursue NATO bid

Georgia's candidacy as a potential NATO member must be pursued despite conflict between Georgian and Russian forces in South Ossetia, German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung told the Rheinische Post on Tuesday.