Two arrested after Rüsselsheim shooting

Two arrested after Rüsselsheim shooting

Two men were in custody on Wednesday after a gun and knife fight between two groups of Turks at an ice cream parlour in Rüsselsheim near Frankfurt am Main left three people dead including an innocent bystander.

Leipzig University to reinstall Marx monument

Leipzig University to reinstall Marx monument

The University of Leipzig in the eastern German state of Saxony has decided to reinstall a controversial monument to socialist philosopher Karl Marx after months of rancorous debate.

Energy giant EON earns €3 billion in first half of 2008

Energy giant EON earns €3 billion in first half of 2008

German utilities giant EON made a profit of more than three billion euros in the first six months of the year, it said on Wednesday, as it reaped the benefit of higher electricity prices.

Merkel to rap Medvedev over Georgia

Merkel to rap Medvedev over Georgia

German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to have stern words with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev over the conflict with Georgia when she meets him on Friday in the Black Sea city of Sochi.

NATO and the EU must learn from Caucasus crisis

NATO and the EU must learn from Caucasus crisis

The conflict between Georgia and Russia was a foreseeable one that should encourage NATO members to redefine the transatlantic alliance, argues Thomas Kunze from the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

Axel Springer eyes new buys on increased profits

Axel Springer eyes new buys on increased profits

The Axel Springer group, the biggest newspaper publisher in Europe, reported a six-fold rise in first-half net profit on Wednesday in a strong second-quarter performance.

German phone sex addict busted for €7,000 hotel bill

German phone sex addict busted for €7,000 hotel bill

Police in the German state of Lower Saxony said on Wednesday they had arrested a man who racked up more than €7,000 in phone sex bills while staying at a hotel in Göttingen.

More Germans getting dual citizenship abroad

More Germans getting dual citizenship abroad

Increasing numbers of Germans living abroad are taking up the chance to get a second citizenship, a procedure which is still difficult for foreigners living in Germany.

Two arrested after Rüsselsheim shooting

Two arrested after Rüsselsheim shooting

Two men have been arrested after three people were shot dead and another seriously wounded in a shooting in an ice cream parlour in the centre of Rüsselsheim near Frankfurt am Main.

Tornado rips through centre of Gießen

Tornado rips through centre of Gießen

A small tornado tore through the centre of Gießen in the German state of Hesse on Tuesday evening, causing considerable damage but no injuries.

New study raises estimate of German border deaths

New study raises estimate of German border deaths

More than 1,300 people died at the border separating the two Germanies between 1945 and 1989, according to a new study published on the eve of the 47th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall.